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Developer bootcamp celebrates 500th student

Published: Saturday, 22 April 2017   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Three years after opening in London, the Makers Academy has just celebrated the graduation of its 500th student.

The specialist coding academy bootcamp gave a public display of some of the final app projects from graduates, including a museum passport to engage kids and an interactive surf map to seek out the best waves.

Originally set up to fill a gap in the market between university education and the needs of industry, Makers Academy aims to help individuals kick-start a coding career in the technology sector. 

Working closely with a range of start-ups, SMEs, major corporations and the UK Government, the bootcamp actively presents the right candidates for the right roles and streamlines recruitment channels throughout the hiring process.

Vocational alternative

Co-founder and CEO at Makers Academy, Evgeny Shadchnev, explained that the Makers Academy was founded in tackle a lack of trained developers in the market.

He said that the goal was to offer a vocational alternative to university whereby individuals would get all of the necessary programming skills to succeed in the tech sector.

Having started with just nine students on its first course, the 500th graduate success a mere three years later is a sign of its success.

Shadchnev went on to discuss the way that the ethos of the bootcamp is geared around providing a first-class education and the necessary support to help students through the job hunting process, with the ultimate goal being landing their dream job.  

One Makers Academy graduate from the first cohort in 2013 spoke to the graduates at the event and explained that being taught coding best practice by some of the best coders in London had led him to jobs at Lastminute.com and Lloyds Online Doctor. 

“Makers Academy has opened doors to new opportunities for me which I didn’t think would be possible,” the graduate said.

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