Graduate Stories

Illustrator to UI/UX Developer

Louise's story

Louise's story

How did you find your time on the bootcamp?

My time at Northcoders was an amazing experience I will never forget. The tutors there genuinely wanted you to do well. I came to this course having done nothing like this before (aside from the Precourse material) and I came away with enough knowledge to land a job and a whole network of people behind me :)

The support I received was second-to-none, I couldn't have asked for more

July 2019

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

Before Northcoders I was working for myself running an illustration business, I wasn't feeling challenged, and I'd run out of steam a little bit. I knew something needed to change and after reading all the reviews of Northcoders I just thought 'I have to try'!

What was the support like on the course?

The support I received was second-to-none, I couldn't have asked for more. The tutors genuinely want you to succeed and really do everything possible to make sure you understand what you have been learning and working through. The fact you can re-do any parts of the course when you need to is fantastic.

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

We had a CV workshop where you give your CV a huge overhaul and really tailor it to code. After you have chosen where you would like to apply the team were able to give interview tips about what to expect and who you were seeing which helped a lot with my nerves! I am so pleased with the support I received!

What advice would you give to anyone thinking about applying?

I think honestly, if I can do it, there is no reason why you can't too! In the space of just under a year I made a decision, and turned my life around, it's been incredible. You'll soon know if code isn't for you during the Precourse or any online learning you do, but if you don't try you'll never find out!

Anything else you would like to add?

I just honestly feel like the future is so much brighter now - thanks so much to everyone!!