Graduate Stories

Maths Teacher to Developer

Tanis HoltPreview: Tanis Holt

How did you find your time on the bootcamp?

I had a great time on the Northcoders course, getting to work with like-minded students was brilliant and all of the mentors are very keen to help and so friendly! The course is intensive but it covers all of the basics you need to know, and the team provide consistent support all the way through to finding a job.

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

Before Northcoders I was working as a maths teacher. I really enjoyed this work but it was high-stress with an unfortunate work-life balance. I looked into Northcoders as I wanted to find a position where my hard work would be proportionally rewarded and I could simultaneously maintain good mental health.

What was the support like on the course?

The mentoring team consistently provided support through the NC Help system whenever it was required, and my personal mentor joined me regularly in 1 to 1 catch-ups to check on my progress and just get to know me. Often I would be checked on to make sure I wasn't overworking!

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

The careers board provided by Northcoders is absolutely wonderful. It really streamlines the whole process (there's none of that having to fill out a series of boxes with your experience just to upload a CV at the end repeating the same info). This allows you to just focus on marketing yourself, researching the positions available and really finding what's best for you!

What advice would you give to anyone thinking about applying?

Definitely do it, just get started with coding using free resources at first and throw yourself in. Then if you're ready for the challenge, apply to Northcoders and start learning faster than you thought you ever could.