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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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  • Fraser Brookhouse
    Software Developer • Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
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    Jan 29, 2021
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    What a bootcamp should be!

    Signing up to do Makers was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. I got stranded in the UK because of coronavirus and lost my job because I couldn't return to China. After some months without work I decided I need to do something, so signed up to start Makers in August. Now 6 months later, and just 2 months after finishing the course, I am about to start the job of my dreams with great pay and an amazing career outlook, I couldn't be happier.

    The course was intense, an...
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  • Chris Cooney
    Junior Front End Dev • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Jan 25, 2021
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    The best thing I have ever done

    Overall this was one of the best things I have ever done. I met some amazing people, learned some amazing things, and now just starting my new job as a front-end dev. Short-sighted me sometimes wondered why I was learning a less in-demand language than other Bootcamps,  but now I am working I totally get it. Makers don't teach you syntax, they teach you how to learn and succeed working environment.
    I came into this Bootcamp thinking I would learn how to code and then try and find a jo...
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  • Minsi Yang
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    Jan 21, 2021
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    It is hard - that is why you should do it!

    Pros: 
    - Women and Gender Minorities Discount to promote diversity
    - A holistic approach learning process meaning that I have to be very clear with my learning goal in order to progress
    - Emotional curriculum that ensures the progress of inner development
    - Great post bootcamp career support with helpful workshops for interview methods and job application methods
    - Great alumni community to network, ask questions and learn new trending technology
    - Dedicated and caring ...
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  • Arabella
    Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
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    Jan 21, 2021
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    Such a great place, so sad to be leaving

    It is really challenging but I think that is the fun of it. The things you are doing in your final weeks you would never conceive of doing 12 weeks before. The speed of growth is absolutely incredible. The makers community is also so great, everyone is so keen to help each other even years after they have left.  Having been remote I thought it may have impacted the dynamic of our cohort but it didn't, everyone has made some solid friendships coming out of the course. 
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  • Emily
    Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Jan 16, 2021
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    Fantastic Course

    The coaches are excellent and there's always somebody available when needed, but figuring things out yourself first is encouraged. I became more self-sufficient and learnt more than I thought I'd have been able to in 12 weeks. Most importantly, it was fun. The time flew by and I'd do it all again if I could. The job support afterwards is also great, plenty of workshops, one-to-ones available and plenty of hiring partners offering lot's of opportunities.

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  • Ellis Tricktt
    Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Jan 08, 2021
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    Just do it!

    Deciding to change career and start my tech journey at Makers was by far the best decision I have ever made and the friend of mine who convinced me to go with Makers said the exact same thing. It is not a coincidence.

    Despite joining in April 2020 at the begining of the pandemic and the course moving remotely, I still feel that I learnt all that was needed to become a successful software developer. 

    The curriculum is spot on for the types of roles/companies that you want to...
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  • Harry Lingard-Bright
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Jan 04, 2021
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    A great set-up to become a software dev

    A great way to learn to code and wonderful colleagues and coaches to help you on the way. Trains you to be a developer rather than just learning a coding language, and really sets you up well for that first coding job in a relatively short amount of time. A great course! 
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  • Gina Frankel
    Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
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    Nov 27, 2020
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    I loved Makers Academy. I found that they really cared about their students and made a huge effort to help us learn and get a job.


    Overview:
    - Self-led + collaborative learning with peers
    - Experiential learning through challenges and group work
    - Workshops
    - Coach support
    - Focus on process and problem-solving
    - Focus on code quality

    Learning Style and support:
    I really liked self-learning. But it does not suit everybody, especially if you are not used to this method. The coaches are very valuable resources, and they will spend a lot of time helping you. They will you guid...
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  • Dillon Barker
    Test Analyst • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Nov 16, 2020
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    My Makers Advice and Experience

    I was a grad who wanted to get into coding more, but wasn't able to pick up any jobs with my little experience in coding. This course provided me with the fundamentals to learn more and more and get a job.

    The staff are lovely, friendly and helpful. But it is on you as the student (as it should be, and always is) to make the most of the opportunities they provide.

    The course is intense, I coded pretty much everyday for 12 weeks as well as doing the 4 weeks pre-course. But t...
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  • Zsofia Szonyi
    Associate Software Engineer • Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
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    Nov 13, 2020
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    Life-changing experience

     Joining Makers was the best decision I've made recently. 

    When I decided to change my career I started to teach myself to code on the frontend. I was hitting walls during my learning but I was hesitant at first to take it further and enrol a bootcamp because of the price. Now I know it was totally worth it. 

    I based the decision to join Makers on the unique curriculum that contains topics that make you stand out among all the aspiring software engin...
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  • Victor Vallet
    Founder & CTO • Graduate • Remote Web Development • Online
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    Nov 13, 2020
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    The best experience I ever had

    Joining Makers in May 2020 has been the best decision I made in my life, and here are the reasons :

    Teamwork. In my whole educational background, from Business School to University, I never learned how to properly work in a team. At Makers, from Day 1, we are taught to work with different people from different backgrounds through peer group check-ins in the mornings/afternoon, and of course through intensive coding pairing sessions!
    Not only did I learn how to work and code wit...
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  • Steven
    Klavins • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Nov 11, 2020
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    "A Challenging Course In Challenging Times"

    Intro 
    Considering attending Makers? Well, you're in the right place! Hopefully, my review can help give you some valuable insight and help you make a decision with confidence.

    Last year I took a huge risk and left the stability of my job to pursue a career in software development. It was a really tough ride going at it alone so I reached out to a fellow developer for advice, it was not long into the conversation he recommended Makers. He's a senior technical consul...
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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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