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Case Study

Sivan Patel

Physics graduate to Junior Developer at Simply Business

Makers Academy was incredibly tiring and incredibly worthwhile.

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

I was studying Physics at Kings University, London. I graduated 2 weeks before I started Makers Academy.

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

I had some exposure to coding during my degree. It was in a very different way. It was very maths focussed which was boring but the work itself was fun. A friend of mine who came to Makers Academy recommended it to me. I took a big gamble on it by doing it straight after university.

What did you find difficult during the course?

What I found the most difficult was adapting to a new way of learning. At university the learning was in a very insular manor but here I felt that I had to rely on people much more as we had to learn lots in a short amount of time.

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

Straight after I spent time getting my CV in order etc. I applied to lots of jobs. I didn't hear back from many. I had a couple of interviews that didn't go anywhere so I went back to my previous job as a chef and while doing that I kept applying to things and carrying on learning to code and eventually got a job at Simply Business.

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

If you are very passionate about it, go for it.

What do you say to people who say £8000 is expensive?

If it's something you are really passionate about then you need to make the sacrifice but you can see how it will benefit you in the future.

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

My biggest fear was that it was going to be something that I didn't enjoy doing. Because I had committed a lot of time and money to it which I could spent doing finding a post uni job but it's all worked out well now. I was scared of wasting time and money.

Sum up your Makers Academy experience

Incredibly tiring and incredibly worthwhile.

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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