Are you a professional in the European Union who is considering a career in tech? A bootcamp program can help you master key skills in a short period of time, and ultimately jumpstart your new career. Most bootcamps accept novice students who know little to nothing about the world of code. The only problem? There are many bootcamps to choose from around the globe. If you are attempting to stay in the EU and would like to begin a bootcamp in the near future, consider comparing well-known programs like Ironhack to begin your search:
Ironhack is a global tech school with campuses in Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, and Berlin. They offer courses in Web Development and UX/UI Design. Both of their courses are taught in-person with two different formats: Full-Time and Part-Time.
Location(s): Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Berlin
Duration: 9 weeks (full-time) or 26-weeks (part-time)
Verified alumni review: "The adventure of a lifetime!"
“I used to work as a business developer in the wine industry in China. I decided to boost my career by adding some technical knowledge to my business background.
I chose the 9 weeks bootcamp because I liked this format. It’s very intense, need to dedicate yourself 100% to it during 9 weeks day and night but at the end, you learn a lot and become a real web developer able to understand the web universe.
Most important, because the digital world is in a perpetual movement and new technologies keep appearing and replacing the old ones, Ironhack teaches you how to learn and keep yourself updated.”
It's also a great tech community for life, with more than 2400+ talented alumni within 28+ cities worldwide that keep sharing tips, resources, job & freelance opportunities and learning together after the 2-month bootcamp.
Location(s): Amsterdam, Berlin, Barcelona, Bordeaux, Brussels, Copenhagen, Lille, Lisbon, Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Brussels, Milan & London.
Duration: 9 weeks
Verified alumni review: "Want to learn coding- this is the place for you"
"By deciding to go to Le Wagon you truly open up doors for yourself to new opportunities and skills, but also new friends and networks. One of the most important things to highlight about Le Wagon is the community you join, which is second to none. If it is the number of different nationalities represented (14 in my batch alone) or the varying backgrounds of the individuals, everybody has an interesting story to tell.
Regarding the coding - do not expect it to be sugar-coated in any way! You will really have to commit yourself to Le Wagon and coding in the nine weeks ( the first three weeks are not called "hell weeks" for no reason ;) ). But if you really want to learn the basics of coding and are up for a challenge this will definitely be the right course for you!”
General Assembly is creating a global community of individuals empowered to pursue work they love, by offering full-time immersive programs, long-form courses, and classes and workshops on the most relevant skills of the 21st century – from web development and user experience design, to business fundamentals, to data science, to product management and digital marketing.
Established in early 2011 as an innovative community in New York City for entrepreneurs and startup companies, General Assembly is an educational institution that transforms thinkers into creators through education in technology, business and design at fourteen campuses across four continents.
Price: £8,000 or £2,800/£3,000 (part-time)
Duration: 9 weeks
Verified alumni review: "GA is Baller AF"
“Taught me enough to feel confident. The location is fantastic, the instruction was top-notch and the job assistance was great. GA got me in the door at a Fortune 20 company and due to the many other qualified students from GA already working at the company was able to land the job as a Software Engineer. Would emphatically choose GA again. In fact, I'm considering taking some time off to go to GA again for the Data Science Immersive to add that to my skills.”
These particular programs offer similar training but each program offers different teachers, expertise and even price points. Be sure to consider the location, cost, and career opportunities presented with each. If you are looking for the freedom to study all over Europe, Ironhack or Le Wagon may be your best bet, with a slew of campus choices. For a more cost-effective program, try General Assembly. All of these schools can offer equally fruitful educational experiences.