After over 10 years working in the charitable sector as a youth worker and youth work advisor I decided I wanted to change career to give me a healthier work/life balance. I had always been interesting in IT and had done a very basic WordPress websites and some very basic HTML/CSS 15 years previously in sixth form college.
I spent a lot of time exploring different bootcamps, comparing their time-commitments, teaching styles, the programming languages they taught, any job support and their cost. Following this research I signed up to the CareerFoundry Web Development bootcamp because:
- The course is fully-remote and part-time which allowed me to continue my full-time job whilst doing the course and was cheaper than other courses.
- The course offered support for career-transition including a coach whilst you were searching for jobs. On top of that this included a simple, transparent guarantee that if you didn’t get a job within 6 months you would get a refund on your course fee.
3 years on from my course and I have changed career and, having also changed job to my 2nd web development position just over a year ago have worked my salary up to where it was in my old career. I work full-time and remote and am very happy I made the change.
You can watch a video of my experience of the course below and, if you want to reach out to find more information you can contact me on twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. I am more than happy to answer any questions about the course. Finally, you can hire me as a freelance web developer here.