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Case Study

Simon Legg

Paint Salesman to Junior Developer at Financial Times

I can code and I'm starting a new job soon, which is exciting and I've doubled my salary!

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

I was selling paint.

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

I wanted to make cool things that people use daily and my brother is a programmer so that captured my interest too.

What did you find difficult during the course?

I found it to be a steep learning curve and the emphasis on the self-led learning was difficult.

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

I came across Makers Academy through Facebook and I met up with a graduate of Makers Academy who worked with my brother.

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

I recovered from a hangover and then I started to apply to jobs and got a job offer about a month later.

How has your life changed since graduation?

I can code and I'm starting a new job soon, which is exciting and I've doubled my salary!

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

Do it!

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

I was worried if I would be able to get a job afterwards or not but now I got a job so it's all good.

Sum up your Makers Academy experience

Coding and great friends.

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Onsite or Remote?

Delivery
Full Time, Offline, in London Full Time, Remote, Global
Curriculum
Challenge-Based, by Makers Academy Challenge-Based, by Makers Academy
Pair Programming
Face-to-Face Remote via VoIP
Coach-led Workshops
Live, in Person Live, Online
Meditation, Yoga, 'Joy' activities
Certified Yoga Instructor On Site Your Own Practice, at Home
Hiring Support
Hiring Week + Intro to Hiring Partners In Major Tech Hubs Only
Deposit
£800 £500
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

Full Time, Remote, Global

Challenge-Based, by Makers Academy

Remote via VoIP

Live, Online

Your Own Practice, at Home

In Major Tech Hubs Only

£500