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Makers Academy

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Makers Academy is a highly selective, tech program which teaches Software Engineering, Data Analytics, DevOps (or Cloud), and Test Engineering 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 t...
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  • Kane G
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    Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
    Aug 20, 2021
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    Great course and Careers support

    Pros:
    - Huge amount of resources available during the course (you can choose the topics you want to focus on).
    - Post course careers support (writing CVs, cover letters and building up necessary skills for a job).
    - Hiring partners give access to jobs specifically targeting bootcamp graduates.

    Cons:
    -  A lot of work during the course, especially if you go in with zero experience (I'd recommend spending time to learn basic syntax and be able to write simple script eg. o...
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  • Laura
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    Full Stack Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Jul 20, 2021
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    Great Bootcamp for Beginners

    I really enjoyed my time at Makers Academy. You learn so much and it’s great that you can get in with very little coding knowledge.
    It’s an intense course where you learn new things every day and can be draining but Makers offer great support and are genuinely passionate about mental well-being. 
    I did the remote course which was good but I feel I would’ve benefited more from being there in person so if you have the chance to do the course on campus I would say do that.
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  • Lucy Stringer
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    Software Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Jul 12, 2021
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    Makers combines intensive learning with a holistic, supportive environment

    Makers has a well-defined program, which works through the various facets of software development in an organised way. There are extensive banks of learning exercises, along with good access to coaches. I would say that there is space for some additional resources that teach you the topic, rather than just provide exercises for you to practice it.
    The decision to use Ruby as the primary language is sensible in many ways - it is a straightforward language, and, with the addition of Sin...
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  • Anna Cavalla
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    Software Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
    Jun 30, 2021
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    Amazing course, inspiring people!

    I undertook the Makers course as my career was stagnating. I learnt so much in a challenging and engaging environment and Makers go above and beyond to make sure the new entrants of the white, male world of tech are diverse and know to be inclusive. Even though it was remote I felt connected and have made lots of new friends and perhaps most importantly am now employed within three months of completion!
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  • Katie Whitlock
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    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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  • MP
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    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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  • Ryan Viegas
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    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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  • Lizzie
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    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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  • KD
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    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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  • Harrison
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    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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  • Guy
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    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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  • Jessica Marais
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    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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After seven years in finance and a three-month self-discovery biking trip, Elishka decided to pursue a career in software development. She chose Makers Academy s 12-week coding bootcamp in London on the recommendation of a fellow female developer and has now landed a developer role at Deloitte Digital! Elishka tells us about how she saved up to pay for the Makers bootcamp, how her finance background has influenced her new career, and why she is passionate about seeing more women ...
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How much does Makers Academy cost?

Makers Academy costs around £8,500.

What courses does Makers Academy teach?

Makers Academy offers courses like Web Development.

Where does Makers Academy have campuses?

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

Is Makers Academy worth it?

Makers Academy hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 406 Makers Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Makers Academy on Course Report - you should start there!

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We let alumni answer that question. 406 Makers Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Makers Academy and rate their overall experience a 4.78 out of 5.

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You can read 406 reviews of Makers Academy on Course Report! Makers Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Makers Academy and rate their overall experience a 4.78 out of 5.

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