Graduate Stories

Teacher to Software Developer

RishiPreview: Rishi

How did you find your time on the bootcamp?

Northcoders was an experience which exceeded all my expectations. When reading testimonials online I always had the impression that they were 'fixed' or 'manipulated'. But after spending three months on the course myself I can see that they were completely accurate. From being challenged everyday with new concepts to great support from all staff, it truly was an amazing experience.

Northcoders exceeded all my expectations. Just over a week after finishing I had several offers for work (and I even managed to fit in a holiday in that time!)

July 2018

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

Before joining Northcoders, I was a teacher. After leaving I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do and what I could. After doing some online courses I found that I really enjoyed programming and that I wanted to pursue the career. I came across Northcoders and the rest is history...

What was the support like on the course?

The teaching team were excellent throughout the process. The course is split in blocks and different teachers take charge at different points. So just as if you were in school, you would have a different teacher for individual subjects. This I found to be extremely useful because although all the staff can teach all subjects, changing allowed us to get to know all the teachers and in turn they all got to know us. This helped with making us more comfortable and I believe this also aided in our learning.

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

The support after finishing the course was fantastic. Just over a week after finishing I had several offers for work (and I even managed to fit in a holiday in that time!). Amul was in constant contact updating me with the situation and in the end I was able to make a relatively quick decision! The personal touch of the support is what I liked most.

What advice would you give to anyone thinking about applying?

Find some online resources and just try. Then call Northcoders and I'm sure your whole career will change.