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Have a future proof career you enjoy.

  • Our 12 week, full-time, onsite course will help launch your software engineering career.
  • We offer a job offer guarantee to our students.
  • We have trained hundreds of developers in the last 5 years. Check out where some of them work now
  • We believe in holistic learning: we have yoga twice a week, and meditation for our students daily.
  • Changing your career is an incredibly important decision. We recommend that you come and check us out before you commit: we have free events almost every week. You can also book a drop in visit where someone from our staff will show you around and answer your questions in person.

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Meet our graduates:

Funmi Adewodu, Yoyo Wallet

“The​ ​whole​ ​Makers​ ​experience​ ​was​ ​amazing​ ​and​ ​completely​ ​life​ ​changing.​ ​It​ ​has been​ ​the​ ​best​ ​form​ ​of​ ​education​ ​I​ ​have​ ​ever​ ​been​ ​through.​ The emotional​ ​intelligence​ ​curriculum​ ​at​ ​Makers​ ​also​ ​gave​ ​me​ ​a​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​self​-​awareness that​ ​I​ ​never​ ​really​ ​had​ ​before​ ​the​ ​course.”

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Chris Harrop, Jigsaw XYZ

“Since Makers, I’m happier. I’ve gained a tangible skill that means I don’t just have a job, I am what I do and I’m proud to do it. I owe a great deal to my fellow Makers Alumni and everyone who supported me through the course. Life-changing is a cliched term but this is a truly transformative course.”

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Jennifer Shepherd, Financial Times

“There’s been a lot to learn but I’m already impressed that I’m encountering challenges, working to overcome them and moving on to the next area quite quickly. It can be daunting. I like that the Makers ethos is about learning plenty, getting stuck, working out how to get unstuck and then working hard to move forward.” Read More

Dominic Vernon, Deloitte UK

“At Makers, you’re encouraged to be active in your own learning rather than have it passively given to you. To learn a language you need to be immersed in a culture… you can’t just do it three hours a week. You need to really get to grips with it. You need to just get stuck in and not be afraid to get things rolling or to try do things differently.”

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Dania Mah, Freelancer

“Makers provided an incredible 12 weeks that kickstarted me to dig into tech and find its fit with the world of design. It was a personalized experience that builds the developer’s habits of being constantly curious and focused on your learning. It was a crazy roller coaster I thought I wouldn’t get through but Makers teaches you that any situation will always work out no matter how impossible things may seem.”

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Gabriela Budeanu, Jigsaw XYZ

“Until changing careers, I felt like my work wasn’t making a big impact on the world. I am now very excited that I can contribute and be part of all the big future changes that technology will bring to our lives. Makers was challenging and very intense, but at at the same time fantastic and life changing.”

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Peter Johnstone, Cleo AI

“Makers exists for a reason: that there are not enough junior developers out there. That makes you in demand. And on top of that, they have a fabulous careers team, who will be alongside you throughout the process.”

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Christopher Ly, Spektrix

“There aren’t  enough words to describe the experience. The course, the camaraderie within your cohort, the support you get from the careers team – the experience in its entirety was exhilarating. There was never a day where I didn’t want to come in and spend time among my peers.”

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Debora Piu, Deloitte

“Warm vibes, happy faces, internal jokes… everyone seemed to have a special connection with each other, which is what then happened to me with my cohort, after so much time spent together. You really feel the motto ‘once a Maker, always a Maker’ in the air.”

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Kate Morris, Deloitte

“I’m grateful for the comprehensively holistic support from the non-technical staff — from the free food, through yoga and meditation and careers team. The banquet of skills I am now able to provide to an employer has been enhanced without a doubt: more importantly, the core ingredients are better.”

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Courses

There are two main pathways to becoming a developer at Makers.

Makers Academy

Earn £30k-£35k after 12 weeks. Looking for the fast and flexible route into software engineering? We run a new course every 4 weeks for those looking to change their life now. With the freedom to build your final project in a new technology of your choice, you’ll leave the course with a packed portfolio and plenty of points on Stack Overflow. Together with our job offer guarantee, you’ll secure your dream job and hit the ground running at a company of your choice.

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Makers Apprenticeships

Earn £18k-£25k from day one. Our apprenticeships are the equivalent of foundation software engineering degrees. We don’t just teach you how to code. We teach you to think like problem-solvers, and give you the coding tools to construct solutions to almost any problem. You don’t need a maths degree, we don’t care about A-levels, you don’t need to have built your first computer before you could walk. Applications are currently closed but you can still register your interest.

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What People are Saying

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“Don’t go anywhere else! To be honest I don’t have any cons… my experience at Makers was hands down the best experience of my life. I wanted to make a change after 15 years in sales and it was a tough decision to make. However, if you’re reading this and want to make a change in life and start a career in something you love you need Makers – amazing coaches the best cohorts and the best time of your life. You will learn industry standards, how to work through problems in a methodical way and everything you will need to enter the real world of code.”

Stuart Pethurst
Makers 2019

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“Best career-changing decision I made! I really enjoyed the focus on mental well-being along with learning new skills and the curriculum. During my time at Makers, I had the chance to learn Ruby, Javascript, Python and Swift. In terms of the Careers Team, they were super helpful. I got a job with one of the hiring partners and beforehand they were great at giving me advice and how to prep for the final interview. This is definitely an experience I would recommend anyone looking to change their career at any stage in their lives.”

Tara Sankhalpara
Makers 2019

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“Best decision of my life! I will start off by saying that I am a very picky person, but I absolutely loved my time at Makers. It is a really fantastic atmosphere to learn in and the community are very supportive. By the end of the course, I really was equipped with the tools to go and pick up any language or framework independently – something I couldn’t have dreamed of prior to starting the course. The emotional intelligence and meditation workshops are fantastic (this is coming from a hard sceptic) and you really cannot underestimate the importance of these soft skills in the industry.”

Zi Deng
Makers 2019

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