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You have to be amazing to study at Makers Academy. We have a tough selection process, that tests for determination and technical aptitude, and accepts less than 10% of applicants. We find exceptional people for you, and then train them.
Our students spend 10-14 hours a day, 5-7 days a week, learning to be developers. Their code is clean, maintainable and extendable. They're advocates of TDD, pair programming, SOLID and Agile principles. They've learned to build software in teams.
You get a shortlist of candidates matched (by our engineers) to your needs, based on the in-depth knowledge we have about their commercial background, technical ability, motivations and characteristics - we've spent three months with them.
How does it work?
1. Post a Job
Complete our job description, which is tailored to the specific needs of the Makers Academy talent pool. We'll use it to create your shortlist.
Once we've done our matching, you can follow your usual process, whether that's a tech test, a pairing interview or drinks at your place.
Most of our candidates get multiple offers and are hired within weeks of graduating. Make an attractive offer and secure the top talent.
Who they are
Makers Academy developers are passionate, driven, curious and engaging.
They solve their own problems, are exceptionally fast and effective learners, and understand the business context beyond the code.
The majority of our graduates have been successful in another industry, including law, marketing, banking, design, and many more: that's experience they'll bring to your company.
Developers every 6 weeks
hours of coding
ThoughtWorks usually hires just 1% of people we interview but we've hired 68% of the people we interviewed from Makers Academy.
Makers Academy is a Conveyor Belt of Awesome. There's no other source of recruitment I'd put this much energy into.
Martin Aspeli, Head of Engineering, Deloitte Digital
A lot of software engineering graduates haven't done anywhere near as much actual software development as your guys. Their ability to organise, cooperate and just get things done is something you don’t see in most seniors, let alone juniors.
Mark McGlinchey, Global Head of Software, FNZ
The Makers Academy graduates we hired have been awesome. We thought we'd need more resource alongside them, but that hasn't been the case: they're just so good!
Matthew Bradburn, Head of Talent Acquisition, Qubit
Your grads can actually code: they're able to approach a problem and build a quality solution. They hit the ground running, where uni grads typically have a bigger learning curve. Makers grads add value from day one and have demonstrated they’re able to quickly progress.
Dan Bass, Senior Manager of Software Engineering, Compare the Market
Makers Academy helps us find people who have the aptitude for coding and the attitude for business: we know they already have the basic tools in place and are thoroughly committed to learning how to solve problems with programming.
Lee-Jon Ball, CTO, Alliants
Makers Academy gives us people who can deliver valuable products in a short time, using agile methods: exactly what we're looking for.
Eric Lagel, Emerging Business Tech, Atos Consulting
Makers Academy graduates develop more in a year than anyone else we hire - they would be our first choice for juniors.
Everything you've read above, we do for free: understanding your needs, matching you with our candidates, building your employer brand and helping arrange interviews and tech tests.
You'll only pay a fee if you find someone you like - and then it's £5,000.
What's the training?