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Case Study

William Bautista

PR Analyst to Junior Developer at Smart Pension

Best experience in my life!

What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?

I was a PR analyst.

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

I had been trying to learn to code for about 10 years on my own but didn't make much progress.

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

The company I was working for was employed by competitor of yours to search for information about you and this exposed me to coding bootcamps.

What did you find difficult during the course?

It was difficult to pick up so many things in a short amount of time.

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

I applied to nearly 100 or so different jobs and got given about 10-12 tech tests and had 4 onsite interviews which led me to securing a job.

How has your life changed since graduation?

My life has changed a lot for the good. I'm not stressed anymore about money and my days at work have become more natural and I really enjoy my job and working remotely.

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

Be prepared to put in a lot of time and effort and put aside all your social life.

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

It's a good value for money and don't think about the figure and just think about what you can gain. My personal investment was nearly £30k as I had to re-mortgage my house to be able to do the course as my whole family realies on me financially.

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

I didn't have any fear as I was pretty sure that eventually I would get a job.

Sum up your Makers Academy experience

Best experience in my life!

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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