How did you find your time on the bootcamp?
Doing the Northcoders course was the best decision I've made for myself in so long. My life has been put on the pathway I've always wanted thanks to the dedication of the tutors and everyone who makes Northcoders the welcoming and amazing environment that it is. It's hard work , but extremely rewarding. Everyone at Northcoders is focused on helping you get the most out of the course and when I had a problem with a family member getting very ill , they stepped up to support me in any way they could so that I could make the right decision about whether to continue the course.
What were you doing before the bootcamp and what made you apply?
Before Northcoders I was a property investment consultant and project manager. I felt that my career prospects were stagnant and the work was unfulfilling. I had previously aimed to do something in computer science after taking more of a serious interest while doing a maths degree but fell in into the property business.
What was the support like on the course?
Everyone was just very reassuring and supportive of any problems both me and people on my cohort had to deal with during the course. Mentors took the time to sit and answer questions on things I had struggled with in the week and tutors really wanted us to understand the work and not just write the code correctly. When I had personal issues outside of northcoders that affected my work I felt listened to and reassured that my emotional well-being came first.
When I had personal issues outside of northcoders that affected my work I felt listened to and reassured that my emotional well-being came first.
How much support did you receive from Northcoders with your job search after the course?
The Careers Team were very keen to get me a job somewhere that suited me and they succeeded. I had help writing a CV and feedback on my attempts, which is something I was nervous about since I hadn't written one for years. They were always quick to respond to questions and give advice during the whole process.
What advice would you give to anyone thinking about applying?
If you are interested in coding and have the motivation to do it then Northcoders can help you change your career in a relatively short amount of time. It's the best education environment I've ever experienced.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Thanks to everyone at Northcoders for helping me believe in my ability to learn and to get an amazing job. My future is a lot brighter and I can't thank everyone enough for all the support.
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