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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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  • Kabir Qazi
    Software Engineer • Student • Remote Web Development • Online
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    Aug 17, 2020
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    Increase in self confidence

    I've had a difficult time trying to figure out what career path I want to take, doing 7 A-levels trying to keep my options open between medicine and finance it's fair to say I've spent most of my earlier career trying to figure out what I enjoy and am passionate about. Having never taken any interest in technology I left my accounting job and took a chance with doing an IT grad scheme and very early on I realised I loved coding, as a Systems Analyst and then a Test Analyst pairing with d...
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  • Amritpal Maan
    Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Aug 03, 2020
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    From bartending to software development!

    The title sums it up quite well to be honest! I used to be enrolled on a Computer Science degree program but I had to drop out due to catching Pulmonary Tuberculosis. I spent months recovering and then worked as a bartender. Makers allowed me to get back on track with my career and switch careers from Bartending. It certainly wasn't easy, and I would say the hardest part was job hunting after the course was over. A big pro is that there is a dedicated careers team that helped with planni...
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  • Niki
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Jul 20, 2020
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    Truly grateful for this experience!

    Attending Makers Academy was actually one of the best decisions I've ever made. I would have been miserable otherwise!

    Before Makers: I had done some HTML/CSS before the course but found it difficult to learn to code alone because it's tough to know what to study next. The Makers curriculum will teach you industry best practices and fundamentals that you need to succeed as a software engineer, be it as a frontend or, in my case, backend engineer. The coaches are dedicated to your ...
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  • Kate H
    Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Jul 03, 2020
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    Incredible, intense and totally worth it

    I joined for the February cohort which was interrupted by Covid-19.  Even when we moved the course online, the community and the staff continued to make the whole experience productive and positive - I have learnt so much in just 12 weeks it's crazy.  The course material itself is really engaging and the difficulty builds week upon week at a nice pace.

    But the course is difficult - you will have moments where you wonder why you chose to sign up for this. The discomfort is ...
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  • David McGregor
    Junior Front End Developer • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Jun 25, 2020
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    Best way to kickstart your developer career

    I took the plunge and signed up to the web development bootcamp after doing Udemy/FreeCodeCamp courses on and off for a year. Looking back I regret not signing up to Makers sooner - there's no better way of learning the fundamentals quickly than building real group projects with students using best-practice tools and methods e.g. pair-programming, test-driven development and agile methodology. The course is demanding but there is plenty of support from staff and peers. Makers also provid...
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  • Harry Turnbull
    Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Jun 10, 2020
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    A tranasformative 16 weeks

    Overall I think Makers is absolutely brilliant. 

    It's exactly what I wanted from a bootcamp, namely a lot of exposure to technologies and methodologies I would have otherwise struggled with learning by myself, and excellent support from experienced coaches.

    There's also a great alumni community (which I have just become a part of).

    They start you off with 4 weeks of independent learning and challenges (the pre-course) before the course (12 weeks) starts in earnest, w...
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  • Patrick Oliver
    Graduate • Web Development • London
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    May 19, 2020
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    The Direction and tools I needed!

    Have you ever wanted to learn something, but you just can't fathom how to begin learning?

    I doubt I will ever face this problem again thanks to the self learning skills that Makers Academy has set me up with.

    The holistic approach to their learning is simply refreshing, and effective. Equipping you with no only the skills and tools needed to secure a career in Software, but also the roadmap to becoming a more balanced and emotionally intelligent pers...
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  • Toby Dawson
    Graduate • Web Development • London
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    May 06, 2020
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    Web Development Bootcamp

    I really enjoyed my Makers experience, the course is really well thought out and keeps you busy 100% of the time. Being onsite at Makers breeds a really brilliant work environment and atmosphere. The pair programming and team projects are really well thought out and its great to be able to step away from coding occasionally and play some ping pong.
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  • Katie
    Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Apr 20, 2020
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    Great atmosphere with lots of encouragement to become a developer

    Supportive staff who want you to succeed. A fast paced course to introduce you with some of the needed skills to get a job as a dev. Lots of focus on wellbeing and becoming a better and more rounded person. Would be better if there were staff available to help in the afternoon as sometimes in projects you can become stuck and could help to move forwards quicker.
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  • Liat
    Student • Web Development • London
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    Mar 05, 2020
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    Fantastic Experience!

    Having had limited tech experience before Makers, I found  the interview and the pre-course really helped prepare me for the course. While it is a lot of work, the coaches, projects and reviews help prepare us for what it's like working in the tech field.

    I had a truly fantastic experience at Makers. The support from staff from getting on the course all the way to finding a job made a huge impact on my time here. For anyone who can put in the time and make the commitment I think i...
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  • Rhys Evans
    Student • Web Development • London
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    Mar 04, 2020
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    An Eye Opening Experience

    I came into this course already knowing how to code, therefore you may think that I had no reason in being there? Well I learnt much more than how to code, I improved my pair programming ability and this therefore made me a more valuable member of my team, as I now have the ability to explain problems and solutions to all skill levels, and I've got Makers to thank for that :)
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  • Kriss Wiltshire
    Full stack engineer • Graduate • Web Development • London
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    Mar 02, 2020
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    Life changing

    Taking the plunge into a new career can be extremely daunting, but Makers made my transition from IT consultant to Software engineer near to seamless and enjoyable. From as early as the pre-course Makers encourage you to work with your peers, this was something that didn't come naturally to me but was something that I have been wanting to work on for a long time so I embraced it. You will pair on a daily basis and learn to work with every personality type, and you are guaranteed to make ...
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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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