How did you find your time on the bootcamp?
What were you doing before the bootcamp and what made you apply?
I looked for job opportunities as a trainee or junior developer but I quickly realized my experience was not strong enough so I chose to develop my technical skills and improve my English. To raise the money which I needed for the bootcamp I started working as an Amazon delivery driver. I was a delivery driver for Amazon from February to August.
How much support did you receive from Northcoders with your job search after the course?
Although I think I received enough attention and guidance, I get hired later than almost anyone in my cohort. I found work 3.5 months after graduating. In the end though, I’m 101% happy with my position.
What advice would you give to anyone thinking about applying?
I would definitely recommend applying (which I am already doing). I’m already telling my friends that they will not find anywhere where they will receive this much for this cost. It’s important to develop your technical skills but not forgetting the soft skills that are extremely (again, extremely) important to any employer, such as team working, communication, pair programming, etc. You can’t develop these if you’re coding in your own time only.