Sam Coombe celebrates degree in Digital & Tech solutions

We’re delighted to announce that Sam Coombe, one of our Software Testers, has gained his first degree – a BSc in Digital and Technology Solutions.

The journey to a Digital & Technology solutions degree

Sam joined Rostrvm in 2013 and has undertaken a degree apprenticeship with QA, in partnership with the University of Roehampton, while working here. The course equips learners with the advanced technical skills they need for their role and is a combination of theory and practical application. Online tuition is supported by classroom training workshops and students produce a work-based portfolio.

Sam says, “Rostrvm is a great place for development and growth and they’ve been very supportive throughout. I took a day out each week to study and their encouragement has enabled me to get the most out of the course and its opportunities. As well as specialising in software testing and development, I’ve learnt about Business Strategy and research methods and it has been a well-rounded experience.”

Sam studied programming languages, Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, data science, DevOps, systems’ lifecycles, migration of IT environments to cloud computing and cyber security, amongst other modules.

Ken Reid, who was Sam’s mentor at Rostrvm, along with Adam Cohen, said: “We’re very proud of Sam’s achievements. He joined us fresh from completing his Computing A levels at Godalming College. He worked hard at all times to use his learning to add value here and is now a competent and knowledgeable member of our team.”

During the final year of his degree, Sam undertook independent study and research to demonstrate all that he had learnt.

He now looks forward to putting his skills to great use as he helps to test and develop rostrvm products going forward. He concludes, “It’s an exciting time to be in software development and testing – and to be able to ensure products meet the high standards required by our customers.”