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Makers Academy

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Makers Academy is a highly selective, 16-week, full-time program which teaches web development online and in hybrid cohorts at their campus in London, England. Makers Academy is creating a new generation of tech talent who are skilled and ready for the changing world of work. The academy is inspired by the idea of discovering and unlocking potential in people for the benefit of the 21st-century business and society. At the core, Makers combines tech education with ...

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  • Jonas Diete
    Graduate • Online
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    Nov 17, 2022
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    brilliant fun bootcamp

    I have just finished Makers' 12 weeks full-time immersive coding bootcamp and I really enjoyed it.

    My aim was to change career and become a software developer. I already had some coding experience before the course, but a few people on the course also didn't have any experience. 

    The best thing about the Makers course was the community of students with whom you go through the course together. You work in pairs or teams most days to solve coding problems and work through a v...
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  • Jennie Evans
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    Nov 05, 2022
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    Intense, revitalising, brilliant learning experience

    Within 6 months, I have gone from very novice coder to getting my first job as a developer and that is thanks to Makers. And although an intense learning experience, it has also been a refreshing and revitalising break from the world of work where my learning has been the priority. 

    The course is 16 weeks long and starts with 4 weeks of pre-course material to do as self-study. This helps provide a good intro and basics needed for the main course. I like that the course starts with...
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  • Szilvi Horvath
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Nov 02, 2022
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    Makers gave me a great start in my new career

    I did the Makers Apprenticeship in 2019 and after more than 3 years I can honestly say that it changed my life.

    The bootcamp is demanding, and you will find that there is no easy answer to any problem. What you learn at Makers on top of basic coding skills is how to approach these problems, break them down and deal with them as best as you can.
    Don't expect to be taught how to do everything but rather you'll learn how to pick up new skills quickly and put them to use. 
    The c...
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  • Tayanne
    Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Sep 13, 2022
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    A good way to change your career

    It's a good idea if you want to change careers and don't know where to start. At makers, you learn fundamental programming concepts with Ruby, and in the second half of the course, you learn Javascript. You learn how to become a good developer and good practices within programming. Works in groups and pairs. And most importantly, always maintain your mental health with daily meditation. There you learn not only to program but also to develop your soft skills. All coaches are attentive an...
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  • Jordan Manu
    Junior Software Engineer • Graduate • Online
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    Jul 29, 2022
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    Life Changing!

    Attending Makers has literally changed my life. 

    It is quite an intense Bootcamp, as long as you put in the work and effort, amazing things will come.
    The structure of the course is great, you start with Ruby and then learn JavaScript. Makers use a lot of pair programming, which I found to be a really great way to learn. 

    I managed to complete the Bootcamp and get two job offers in 4 weeks, one of them was an offer at my dream company which I accepted.
    Overall, I coul...
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  • Coral
    Graduate • Online
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    Jun 21, 2022
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    Intense but worth it

    I finished the Makers course with what I needed; a start into the tech industry, good foundations, others to work with and a plan of what I need to do next to keep growing. 

    I feel much more confident because I have a clear idea of my strengths and what I need to work on, this is down to the support provided by Makers coaches and the job hunting team (particularly in the weeks following the course).
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  • Dean Lewis
    Graduate • Online
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    Jun 20, 2022
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    What you waiting for?

    I wanted a career change and I wanted to do it now! 

    I spend some time learning bits and bobs about coding and the web. ( if you find this stuff interesting and enjoyable, stop reading this review and apply to Makers Academy ) 

    I was very worried I didn't know enough about coding before applying, once you've touched base with Makers they'll put that anxiety to bed! They advise you on the kind of learnings you should focus on in the build up to starting the course. 

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  • Tim Turvey
    Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Jun 16, 2022
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    A great journey...Intense learning experience with a focus on pair-programming

    Pros:
    - Emphasis on pair-programming which gets you ready for the real world.
    - The support for job hunting after graduating was really good. Job search workshops to find relevant jobs. TDD process reviews to make sure your ready for tech tests. Interview prep with a coach to make sure you're ready what what might be asked in the interview. All of these make it easier to feel confident in the interview processes.

    Cons:
    - The course is self-taught for the most part.  This ...
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  • Francisco Pottinger-Marques
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    May 28, 2022
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    A great path for a career change

    I had a great time at Makers. I was a bit scared of pair programming with someone different every day, and didn't think this was a good idea, but it ended up being one of my favourite things about the course. Makers gave me a very solid foundation to develop my engineering skills on, including concepts like TDD, OOP, and solid principles. The community is great, a very positive environment, and people really get out of their way to help. The career support team after the course is also a...
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  • Kat Brooks
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    Apr 26, 2022
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    Amazing learning opportunity

    It is challenging and intense, but so rewarding to reflect on how much you have learned within 12 weeks. I was really impressed at the efforst Makers puts into mental wellbeing and peer support - with EQ workshops, peer group sessions, meditation etc. Most importantly, what has really struck me after reaching the end of my Makers bootcamp is the opportunity to meet a whole new community of incredibly talented and interesting people - a rare opportunity as an adult. You share an intense 1...
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  • Raven Reynolds Sears
    Junior Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Mar 24, 2022
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    Worth its weight in gold

    My experience at Makers Academy has been nothing short of awesome. Sure, I could have taught myself how to loosely code, but I wouldn't have made the connections, friendships, or solid coding practices without them. They provide you with fantastic resources, coaching help, practices that you can take into your career. The after Makers support has been better than any of the other courses I've taken. The mentorship program has been an added touch that has helped me keep from getting overw...
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  • Hannah Desmond
    Junior Back-End Developer • Graduate • Online
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    Mar 15, 2022
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    Fun, exciting and frustrating – Makers is a worthwhile endeavour for anyone wanting to move into software development.

    Pros

    Makers has a very supportive, progressive atmosphere and culture. I started last year and had to defer because I got ill, and the coaches were really helpful. I started again later in the year and completed the course last week. 

    The coaches are fab. You do have to reach out to them if you need something but once you do, they are very supportive. If you have any health issue or you’re finding the course stressful – speak to a coach!

 I have some health issues and they...
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Makers Academy costs around £8,500.

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Makers Academy offers courses like Web Development.

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Makers Academy has in-person campuses in Bristol, Cambridge, London and Manchester. Makers Academy also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

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