The academy was created by Mayden: a fast growing software company, always looking for talented new developers to join the team. For a few years we’d been struggling to find the coding talent we needed at the rate we needed it.
We didn’t like working with agencies – they were expensive and time consuming – and frankly we understood what we needed better than they did.
We also wanted to be able to offer a range of professional development training opportunities to our experienced software developers.
We decided to grow our own
At the academy, we’re training people to be the types of junior developers we wished we could find: competent, enthusiastic, problem-solving full stack developers with demonstrable hands-on experience who are ready to jump right into their first junior role.
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What do our partners say?
Rhymes has been with Seccl for three months now, and feedback from the whole team has been completely positive. He has strong coding abilities, and a huge desire to learn and better himself. On top of that, he is an extremely thoughtful and considerate member of our team. He has made a big impression on all of us.
Rhymes was productive immediately, and he has demonstrated a broad understanding of software engineering. His knowledge of scrum is impressive – he’s made significant contributions to shaping our processes. He is also more than comfortable giving input into technical architecture discussions. On that basis, Rhymes has surpassed expectations of someone at entry level with no commercial experience.
One area Rhymes himself is looking to improve in is unit testing, although he arrived with the basic knowledge and skills to do this.
I would absolutely consider recruiting another academy graduate. Rhymes is a truly unique individual, but it was the academy that has given him not only the tools, but the opportunity to change direction and find a creative place to grow his new career.David Harvey, CTO
The telling point for me was when we asked our development teams how the academy graduates compared against our new university computer science grads. This was the litmus test: three or four years of undergraduate training compared with a four month bootcamp. The verdict was resoundingly positive. The academy graduates were just as ready to integrate into our teams as anyone else. Mayden has now taken eight developers from the academy and they have all done extraordinarily well, far surpassing expectations.Chris May, Managing Director
Ben is a clever and driven guy, and a really good fit for Rocketmakers. He contributes well to problem solving and asks a lot of questions. We would definitely consider hiring another academy graduate in the future.
I’m a university graduate myself, but I’ve never believed that a degree guarantees that a candidate will be good at the job; if someone is hardworking and passionate about what they do, we will give them a chance.Keith, CTO
Jessica has settled into her work as a junior software engineer. So far, she has tackled our induction programme with care and enthusiasm, and has been able to quickly demonstrate technical abilities that can be utilised in paid projects. She has adopted TDD and other development best practices readily, and creates clean, reliable code. She has taken to web development, using C# MVC, and crafts applications with an eye for UX.Steven, Operations Director