Graduate Stories

Administrator to Web Developer

AlicePreview: Alice

How did you find your time on the bootcamp?

Northcoders was such a wonderful, valuable experience! The tutors were all very supportive, and it was great to meet and learn alongside such a diverse group of people. If I could do it all over again just for fun, I would!

If I could do it all over again just for fun, I would!

October 2019

What were you doing before the bootcamp and what made you apply?

Before Northcoders I worked in recruitment admin, I felt like I wanted something more challenging. When someone introduced me to coding I knew straight away that it was the right thing for me!

What was the support like on the course?

I honestly don’t know if I could have gotten through the course without Paul and Vel, they were so encouraging and gave really thorough, constructive feedback.

How much support did you receive from Northcoders with your job search after the course?

I think the job search support could use a little tweaking in Leeds - but it’s still new over here, and ours was a large cohort! I think the team were great once I started getting interviews and things, although I found the communication prior to that point was quite sparse and rushed. The feedback I’ve had from them after each stage has been super useful, and I definitely feel that they’ve had my best interests at heart when putting me forward for positions and speaking to companies!

What advice would you give to anyone thinking about applying?

Go for it! It’s hard sometimes, but it’s always fun at the same time.