Graduate Stories

IT Manager to Software Developer

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How did you find your time on the bootcamp?

My time at Northcoders was extremely enjoyable. The challenge of learning so many new things alongside all my other committments never became a burden thanks to the excellent teaching staff and my mentor. I'm sad it's over, but excited about entering the world of software development!

The teaching team were outstanding, as was my 1-to-1 mentor

June 2018

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

I was an IT Manager for 12 years. Progression had stopped and I was looking for a way to rekindle the enthusiasm I have for tech at work and for a new challenge.

What was the support like on the course?

The teaching team were outstanding. As was my 1 to 1 mentor. They were patient when explaining things to you, but knew exactly when to push you to discover things for yourself.

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

I found a role in less than 2 weeks, post-graduation, so I think the support was pretty great! The interview and test prep session was really useful.

What advice would you give to anyone thinking about applying?

Jump in with both feet. I'd spent some time learning code in the past but never committed to it. You'd be amazed at how much committing to just doing a little every day will help.