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Case Study

Nico Saueressig

Music Producer to Junior Developer at Shutl (eBay)

Makers are doing an amazing job at finding great, unique and dedicated individuals to work with. After graduation three weeks down the line I had two full-time job offers.

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

I was working as a Music Producer.

What made you want to start learning to code in the first place?

Bringing my own Software ideas to fruition and changing careers.

How did you come across Makers Academy and what made you decide to apply to the programming course?

A friend recommended that I look into Programming Bootcamps since I was trying to find a way to enter the world of Software.

What did you find difficult during the course?

Truly getting to a point where I can honestly embrace Agile practices and use them for my own benefit.

What happened during/after graduation and where are you job-wise?

I applied to jobs and then interviewed, three weeks later I had two full-time job offers.

How has your life changed since graduation?

I moved to London and am working as a Software Engineer now. I even moved into my own place.

What advice would you give to people thinking of changing career?

If you have the opportunity and the desire to do it - don't hesitate for a second!

What would you say to people who say £8,000 is very expensive?

Good luck with finding a better course in Europe that gets you a job as a Software Engineer!

What was your biggest worry before joining Makers Academy and how do you feel about it now?

Not actually being able to get a job after the course. It was absolutely justified to be scared of that but it also drove me to succeed.

Sum up your Makers Academy experience

It was the most intense and rewarding learning experience of my life.

What advice would you give to people interviewing for developer roles?

Clean up your Github thoroughly and then be yourself and be honest.

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About the course

Delivery
Full Time, Offline, in London
Curriculum
Challenge-Based, by Makers Academy
Pair Programming
Face-to-Face
Coach-led Workshops
Live, in Person
Meditation, Yoga, 'Joy' activities
Certified Yoga Instructor On Site
Hiring Support
Hiring Week + Intro to Hiring Partners
Deposit
£800
Womens Discount
£500
Careers Fair @MA HQ, London
Talks by Industry Leaders
Live, in Person

Delivery

Curriculum

Pair Programming

Coach-led Workshops

Meditation, Yoga, 'Joy' activities

Hiring Support

Deposit

Womens Discount

Careers Fair @MA HQ, London

Talks by Industry Leaders

Full Time, Offline, in London

Challenge-Based, by Makers Academy

Face-to-Face

Live, in Person

Certified Yoga Instructor On Site

Hiring Week + Intro to Hiring Partners

£800

£500

Live, in Person