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The North Needs You

Become a Junior Developer

learn to code in 12 weeks from home

Come and learn the principles of software craftsmanship and soon you'll be starting your career as a web developer. Makers Academy is Europe's leading Developer bootcamp. Over the past couple of years, we've graduated over 600 students into their dream jobs as Junior Developers - there's no reason why our next success story can't be you.

Why switch to a career as a developer?

Not satisfied with your job? Want to go to work and love what you do, day in day out? It’s time for a career change, and coding could be exactly what you’re looking for.

At Makers Academy, we’ve helped everybody from stay-at-home parents and recruiters to scientists and lawyers make their first step towards a career they’re passionate about, in jobs with huge growth opportunities.

The technology sector has been growing rapidly for years, and has been largely unaffected by the recession. With demand for developers growing 20% year-on-year, and supply of developers (mainly graduates of Computer Science degrees), flat lining at 1%, the demand for developers is growing rapidly.

According to Tech Nation, Manchester is the largest tech cluster outside London – with nearly 52,000 employees in the sector. There are 10 tech jobs for every 100 residents, which is pretty awesome when you compare London that has only four jobs for every 100. In short there’s a bigger skills gap in the north so it’s the perfect time to learn to code and start your career as a developer. The tech industry in the north needs you!


Graduated August 2016

Anna Smith

Criminal lawyer to Junior Developer at the BBC

The Makers experience was unlike any other. I have learnt to code and carved out a new career for myself alongside some of the most diverse and inspiring people I have ever met.

Graduated April 2016

Matthew Bridges

Recruiter to Junior Developer at Farm Digital

Makers Academy completely changed the direction I was going in for the expense of 6 months of very hard work.

Graduated July 2016

Michael Harrison

Software Tester to Junior Developer at Magnetic North

I have no regret about spending money on Makers Academy. One of the best decisions I've made.

Graduated Remote September 2016

Joe Sweeny

Flooring Director to Junior Developer at Opia

My life has changed dramatically, I have knowledge and skills that I didn't even know existed this time last year.

Graduated Remote October 2015

Norm Fasey

Software Engineer to Developer at Sky TV

It enabled me to learn some useful skills and bring me up to date with some cutting edge technologies that are very much sought after in the job marketplace.

Graduated May 2016

Lorenzo Turrino

Store Manager to Developer at Farm Digital

It helped me focus, work hard, and learn as much as I could.

Graduated Remote April 2016

Reiss Johnson

Photographer to Junior Developer at Createk.io

If you're willing to work hard, it's more than possible to get a great job with a great salary

Meet

Our hiring partners

We’ve graduated over 600 beginners into their dream jobs as Junior Developers. Some were looking for a career change, others to bring their ideas to life. Here are some of our partners based up north!

Makers Academy Remote

Follow Rebecca and Godfrey's Coding Journey

Join real-life Makers Academy students Rebecca and Godfrey on their journey to becoming web developers, as they share their experiences every step of the way.

A World-Leading

Curriculum

We're passionate about education and software development. Our course has been designed by industry experts to introduce you to the most-used technologies in today's marketplace, and to equip you with the skills you need to quickly find a job as a junior developer.

Ruby

Ruby is a general-purpose programming language. The brainchild of many other brilliant languages, it's an intuitive route into programming. Ruby is used in web applications through frameworks like Rails and Sinatra.

HTML

HTML is the building material of the web. We'll guide you towards building beautiful, structured webpages and altering content dynamically, both on the server and client-side.

JavaScript

JavaScript is rapidly becoming the biggest programming language in the world. You can use it anywhere: to animate text on a page, to run a high-throughput server, and to enable your coffee machine to work over WiFi.

git

git is the world's most popular way to manage, share, and distribute code. We embed best GitHub practices from the get-go, which perfectly suits our focus on Pair Programming - and our Hiring Partners.

A World-Leading

Curriculum

We're passionate about education and software development. Our course has been designed by industry experts to introduce you to the most used technologies in today's marketplace, and to equip you with the skills you need to quickly find a job as a Junior Developer.


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

Apply Now

We run cohorts every 6 weeks onsite and every 12 weeks remotely, and applications are highly competitive. We offer numerous payment options.