Master Vital Tech Skills and Switch Careers
With Makers Bootcamp
Scoping out a career transition, but don’t think time’s on your side?
It’s time to re-evaluate your mindset.
Makers Bootcamp is your fast-track ticket to a seamless career switch.
Our bootcamp costs £8,500. Whether you plan to self-fund the course, or apply for a place via a Scholarship or funded place from the Department of Education (DfE), this pioneering 16-week programme, equips you with the critical skills you need to become work-ready, grab the bull by the horns, and tackle a brand-new career.
Plus, with a competitive starting salary of up to £40,000, you needn’t worry about leaving familiar territory and heading into the unknown - we’ve got you covered.
Choose A Route To Suit You
During your time in the Makers Bootcamp, there’s one person that matters: You.
This is your career, and we’re here to ensure you achieve everything you’re aiming for - and more.
Following the initial 8-week Modern Software Engineering Foundation, you’ll choose from one of four areas in which to specialise:
Learn Remotely or In-House - The Choice Is Yours…
Here at Makers, we want to give you the best learning experience.
And that means ensuring you’re in the best learning environment.
People learn in different ways, with some of our students learning from home, whilst others join us in our London HQ.
But our training isn’t limited to those in capital. In fact, we train more people outside of the Big Smoke.
The important thing? The outcome remains the same: You’ll receive a stellar education and leave our Bootcamp primed for success.
Unrivalled Access to Amazing Opportunities
There are many courses that provide students with the tools they need to succeed.
So, how are we different?
We’ve been doing it successfully for a decade, and have passed the test of time with flying colours.
When you graduate from the Makers Bootcamp, not only will you have expertise from best-in-class instructors, but you’ll also have access to our alumni, including CTOs and founders of exciting start-ups.
We don't just open doors; we introduce you to the people behind them.
Why Choose Makers?
Community At Our Core
The Makers alumni community is inclusive, supportive, and highly active. By joining Makers you’re joining a 3000 strong group of like-minded tech professionals who have taken the same journey into tech as you.
As the longest established coding bootcamp in Europe, we have deep roots into the industry, with our alumni now working as senior level tech professionals, returning to Makers to hire. As part of this community, you’ll have support from your first role in tech and throughout your career. There is a buzzing slack channel and regular events for graduates to network, connect and learn together.
Work With An Ambitious Employer
To be the best, you need to be amongst the best.
We’ve partnered with renowned brands across the country, paving the way for you to learn from leading practitioners in your chosen field.
Mediocrity isn’t an option. We deliver excellence.
Holistic Job Hunting Support
We have a dedicated team of coaches on hand to help you land your first role in tech.
We offer workshops, CV advice and Job Hunter Breakfasts and check-ins for our graduate community, to help you stay on track and navigate the job hunt, together.
What Our Graduates Say
We've empowered over 3,000 aspiring tech professionals to kickstart their careers.
Our programs are packed with the knowledge and guidance you require to excel in your chosen field.
Hear from our graduates who changed career with Makers in their pursuit of fulfilling their tech career aspirations.
"When I was looking at the bootcamps I could apply to, I saw many bootcamps that promise "belonging to a community", but Makers truly provides that. Their approach to learning is so welcoming and unique, I've never experienced anything like this in my life (and I don't think I will again)."
Bootcamp Graduate Elliott Horton-Stephens, February 2023
"An amazing software development bootcamp with focus on industry best practices and collaboration. Provides you with the skills and support needed to land your first role in tech. Would highly recommend!"
- Moses Osho, February 2023
"A supportive and inclusive environment that helped me career switch into the tech. Self-directed learning allows you to personally and technically develop. The projects allowed us to mimic the work of junior developers, which really impressed interviewers and helped me land my current software developer role."
- Sarita R, February 2023
Frequently asked questions
How much do your courses cost?
Our 16 week bootcamp courses costs £8,500 (VAT included). We will ask you to pay the deposit and then the remaining fees in a lump sum.
- The fee covers our 16 week bootcamp and ongoing job hunting support for 6 months after your Demo Day.
- The deposit is £850 - students should pay, at most, 7 days after they have received their acceptance to the course.
- The rest of the fees need to be paid on the first day of the programme.
- We offer a 10% discount (£850) for women and gender minorities.
- Food and lodging are not included in the price of tuition.
- We partner with StepEx to provide financing options for eligible learners.
What do I need in order to take part in the remote course?
When training remotely, each Makers student should make sure they have:
- A laptop (we can lend you one!)
- A good internet connection
- A comfortable space to work from
- Headphones and a microphone
- Registered for a free Zoom account (https://zoom.us/)
- Downloaded the zoom client from that page (Resources > Download Zoom Client)
How do Makers graduates compare to Computer Science degree undergrads?
At Makers we focus on learning to code in practical real life settings so your education is directly relevant to gaining a job in tech. We focus on key languages and skills including:
- Object oriented programming
- Pair programming
- Test Driven Development
Conversely, CS programs tend to turn students into Computer Scientists (people with a deep understanding of how computers function). They typically cover:
- Computer Science Theory
- Advanced Mathematics
- Programming in Java
- Operating System Design
Many of our hiring partners come to us to find talent as the content typically learned on CS programmes does not meet the needs of their team.Find out more
How do I maximise my chance of getting onto the bootcamp course?
If you think Makers is the bootcamp for you, there are a few steps to take before submitting your application to ensure you're in as good a position as possible to get onto the cohort you want. Click the button below to find out more detail;Find out more
Apply today and plan the first day of the rest of your life.