Success Story:

Kate Morris

Hired in June 2019

From Kitchen Design to Tech.

Kate spent 18 years in the domestic construction industry and was also a single mother-of-four. On a whim, she decided to check out a Makers open evening as she was interested in returning to tech. She enjoyed it but wasn’t sure it was a viable option – but she took a chance anyway and dove straight into it. She now works as a mid-level developer at Deloitte. 

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“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.” 

Despite several years in the tech industry and two relevant degrees, it seemed that Kate was unable to return to the industry. Recruiters would not return her calls. Her online applications were met with delayed generic rejections, if at all. The advice she received from anyone willing to give it, was contradictory and unachievable in terms of breadth and depth.

She spent 18 years in the domestic construction industry and was also a single mother-of-four. On a whim, she decided to check out a Makers open evening as she was interested in returning to tech. She enjoyed it but wasn’t sure it was a viable option – but she took a chance anyway and dove straight into it. 

While the course was challenging, it also boosted her confidence. After the course finished, she completed technical test after technical test, phone interview after phone interview; then did it all again. 

“It has been an incredible journey. I’m grateful for the comprehensively holistic support from the non-technical staff — from the free food, through yoga and meditation and careers team,” she says. “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. The learning process that Makers use, a process that you are asked to trust from day one, is a discombobulating, but well-designed mental workout.”

She accepted a job with Deloitte as a mid-level developer. 

You can read more about her story here

 

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