How did you find your time on the bootcamp?
I had an amazing time at Northcoders! I had no previous technical experience and the course built my knowledge in a way that felt organic. I felt supported, had fun and learned so much every day. The tutors are always there with a smile and are more than happy to go above and beyond to give you a hand. I would recommend it to anyone.
What were you doing before the bootcamp and what made you apply?
Before Northcoders I was teaching English online as a second language. I enjoyed it, but I felt that I had stagnated. There wasn't much room for professional development.
What was the support like on the course?
They did regular check-ins with me to make sure I was doing okay. If I had any problems throughout the course they were very understanding and accommodating. They always made sure that we put ourselves first and saved our weekends/evenings for fun and relaxation. If someone didn't understand something they were always ready to take an extra call and spend some time explaining it to them.
How much support did you receive from Northcoders with your job search after the course?
My careers manager gave me a hand with completing my CV and checked over my application. As soon as she heard that I had an interview she ensured that we could squeeze in a practice interview at a time that was convenient to me. She also sent me lots of information about interview prep and answered any questions I had. I got the first job that I applied for. :)
What advice would you give to anyone thinking about applying?
Administrator to Junior Software Developer
My advice for anyone thinking of applying is go for it! Learning to code in your own time is a fantastic way to learn but the amount of support I received meant I progressed way faster than I did alone.
Computer Aided Design Technician to Junior Backend Developer
I wondered why I never did it sooner. Going from knowing the basics to advance methodology in software development has been a life changing experience.
Jefri Haigh Lunn