Graduate Stories

Recruiter to Software Developer

LeoPreview: Leo

How did you find your time on the bootcamp?

From my first week on the course, right up to project phase, I felt part of a group that supported my learning as a developer. The camaraderie between students and tutors is amazing, and asking for help never feels like a burden. I'm proud to have kickstarted my career in development with Northcoders.

They introduced me to a company that matched my needs and values within two weeks! Their attentive and considered approach was truly outstanding

June 2018

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

I was working in IT Recruitment for a small agency. I was always fascinated by technology, but never thought I would be able to write software. After my time in recruitment came to an end, I decided to take the plunge and explore learning code.

What was the support like on the course?

The tutors at Northcoders really had an impact on me. Their willingness to support my learning made even the hardest of tasks feel approachable. They are a shining example of the kind of developers that graduate the course: helpful, willing and talented.

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

I'm eternally grateful to the careers team at Northcoders - not only did they introduce me to a company that matched my needs and values, they managed to do in the first two weeks of my graduation! Their attentive and considered approach was truly outstanding.

What advice would you give to anyone thinking about applying?

Do it! The only thing stopping you is your own inhibitions - once you take that first step, nothing can stop you.

Anything else you would like to add?

Thank you to all the tutors and staff at NC for creating a welcoming and supportive environment. Thanks especially to my mentor Jac, who helped me through multiple technical quandaries. A special thanks also to Paul, who really had an impact on me early on in the course - his kindness, knowledge and willingness to help made the first few daunting weeks feel manageable.