- What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?
I was working as a Marketing Executive at an ICT training company.
- What made you want to start learning to code in the first place?
I loved tech and I was fascinated by coding, and wanted to work in the tech industry.
- How did you come across Makers Academy and what made you decide to apply to the programming course?
Makers Academy was a competitor to a programme that my previous company offered. Needless to say, I preferred the Makers approach.
- What did you find difficult during the course?
Almost nothing was easy but I did cope a lot better than I thought I would from a sanity perspective.
- What happened during/after graduation and where are you job-wise?
I was job hunting for a few weeks but the first place at which I interviewed offered me the job and I've already started.
- How has your life changed since graduation?
I'm getting paid to do the same things I did at Makers Academy and I love it.
- What advice would you give to people thinking of changing career?
Just do it, life's too short to put up with a job that you don't enjoy.
- What would you say to people who say £8,000 is very expensive?
It's all relative. £8000 is a lot for three months, but it's a drop in the ocean compared to what you'll end up being able to earn throughout your career.
- What was your biggest worry before joining Makers Academy and how do you feel about it now?
I was pretty sure I'd find a job eventually but I was so worried I wouldn't find one quickly enough before my savings ran out. If I'd have known I'd be so lucky and walk straight into a job I would never have worried.
- Sum up your Makers Academy experience
A rollercoaster ride that can make you feel empowered and then inadequate from one day to the next - but the end goal is totally worth it.