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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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  • Anonymous
    Software Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    May 26, 2021
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    Surely the fastest way to retrain as a developer

    Pros:
    - Enforces habits and rituals of engineering environments that it would be really hard to achieve self-led (e.g. diagramming, TDD, BDD, Agile, CICD). My technical interview questions were based on these! 
    - Amazing emotional support - they want you to challenge yourself but to also practice self-care above all else which is excellent.
    - Great people; both coaches and jobhunting team - every one who works there is smart, so supportive and keen to help you succeed.
    - Real...
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development • London
    Mar 07, 2021
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    I changed careers at 40

    I started this course with only two weeks of experience in coding, and now, 5 months later I'm about to start my first role as a software developer. 
    Pros:
    - The coaches are great, super helpful and keen to ensure you've understood the concepts but you need to reach out and ask for help.
    - You are in a cohort with like-minded people of all abilities so you'll find yourself sometimes learning from others or taking on a teacher-role. 
    - The job-hunting support is great, lots of...
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  • Anonymous
    Associate Software Developer • Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
    Dec 11, 2020
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    Life changing experience that resulted in me landing a dream job

     The coaches were excellent throughout, very patient and forthcoming whenever I reached out to them (in the designated times to do so). At times it felt like the course was moving at breakneck speed however I felt fully supported throughout and enjoyed every second. I met some amazing people and built lasting relationships with cohort members to take with me into industry.
    After the course ended I was amazed by the partnerships team who provided excellent feedback in regards to my app...
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  • Anonymous
    Test Automation Engineer • Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
    Sep 14, 2020
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    It does the job because it gets you a job!

    I went to Makers so I could get a job as a developer within 5 months - and that happened, even during Covid! For this reason, despite the fact that there were things that certainly could have been better (support from coaches & curriculum), I was still able to achieve my end goal, and will soon be starting at a very famous company - with room to grow and develop and a decent starting salary!

    There were certainly some aspects that were infuriating - Makers focus on "self-learni...
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  • Anonymous
    London
    Jul 16, 2020
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    An enriching learning experience

    Makers is a great option for those wanting to transition into tech. The 12 week course is fast paced but comprehensive and designed not only to teach you how to code, but how to learn in general.
    The hands-off teaching style from the coaches encourages you to be more independent and find answers on your own or reach out for help within your cohort. The careers team are excellent and provide as much support as you require with things like interview prep, improving your CV and even one ...
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development • London
    Jun 13, 2020
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    Great for developing coding skills and practicing agile methodologies

    Makers provides a great learning environment for a wide variety of people with the willingness to learn. The ways that they do this are through skills workshops, independent learning time and pairing time. One of the most important aspects being pairing which is an opportunity to sit down and code on a task together with someone else which provides you with a different perspective to coding independently. 
    The opportunity to work in teams and practice agile methodologies is invaluable...
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development • London
    Apr 10, 2020
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    Junior Software Engineer

    Fast paced and lots of learning so be ready for that, but importantly they facilitate this with a productive and positive environment.
    Great coaching, you get out what you put in.
    Great careers advice and service... again take advantage of the services and their advice and you'll get a job no problem. They provide support after the course until you get a job you can't put a price on that!
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development • London
    Feb 09, 2020
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    Fun and intesnse

    Pros:
    - Meet lots of great people. 
    - Amazing to see what you can learn in a relatively short space of time.
    - Freedom to work on your own project in a group at the end of the course. 
    - Compared to other bootcamps, you get a good full stack approach. 
    - TDD approach is drilled into you from day one, which stands you in good stead for interviews. Process reviews with external reviewers are another great way to prep you for interviews. 

    Cons:
    - Coaches are stretch...
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development • London
    Jan 23, 2020
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    Excellent!

    Makers is a really interesting programme - I felt empowered to develop my own learning without it being too prescriptive. That being said the coaches were always accessible and happy to help unblock. I feel this mimicked real-life work very well and is great preparation for the real world. I would say that some of the workshops that were run were lacking a bit of direction but coaches were really open to feedback and this situation improved really quickly.

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  • Anonymous
    Software Engineer • Graduate • London
    Dec 04, 2019
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    Fantastic course & a life changing experience

    Truly one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I joined Makers this year after dropping out of a humanities degree at university - without any prior computer science knowledge, industry experience or coding skills to speak of.

     

    Since then Makers has enabled me to land my dream job as a Software Engineer, at a company I’m super excited to work for! The course itself is fantastic and extremely apt in teaching practices which are highly valued the indu...

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  • Anonymous
    Frontend software engineer • Graduate • London
    Oct 18, 2019
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    Best career changing decision I made!!

    I really enjoyed the focus on mental well-being along with learning new skills and the curriculum. Although there was heavy focus on learning ruby in the precourse by no means was it the only language learnt. It help set the pace and knowledge for how to learn new languages. 

    During my time at Makers I had the chance to learn Ruby, Javascript, Python and Swift. When it comes to the final project, it is very flexible and the team do their best to make sure you get support througho...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Web Development • London
    Jun 04, 2019
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    Worth It

    Makers provided an excellent bootcamp, that enabled developers like myself (with no coding experience)  to be able to go off and make valuable contributions to their tech company. The curriculum  provided, covered a wide range of topics that allowed  you to be exposed to a range of best practices ,key development concepts and  programming languages.  The support given by the coaches are of a high quality and they are  very supportive and patient. Not only are you supported on a technical l...

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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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