Gresham’s Graduates

Our graduates, tell us about their work, career path and what it’s like working at Gresham

Click on a graduate’s photo to read their story:

  • Wes Richardson

    Computer Science degree at University of Portsmouth

    I joined Gresham after I graduated in July 2015 from the University of Portsmouth with a degree in Computer Science.

    The opportunity to work on large, complicated projects as part of a close-knit team has been a highlight of my time at Gresham so far. My involvement with the backend Java development team has allowed me to use and expand the skills I learnt at university as well as develop new ones. The work I have been a part of has been challenging, but colleagues have always offered advice and help when needed, which highlights the good spirit and camaraderie within the company.

    I’ve had a wonderful experience at Gresham and I am certain I can continue to further my career even more here.

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  • Michely Almeida

    Economics degree at University of Bologna

    From the moment I obtained my Economics degree from the University of Bologna I was prepared for a new challenge, so I came to London in 2014. Due to my exposure and passion for FinTech, and having gained an Investment Management Certificate (IMC) I and II from CFA, I wanted to build my career in this space.

    Aside from being an extraordinary company, Gresham gives me the certainty that I am on the right path. With great support from Marketing and Sales, I source, generate and qualify meaningful opportunities for the business. My team has invested the time to ensure I have a complete grasp of the company’s products, competitive landscape, prospects and key decision makers, and an understanding of their business needs and pain points.

    I am grateful to be part of the Gresham team, working with outstanding professionals in the FinTech world keeps me learning everyday. I look forward to continuing to challenge myself and progressing my career within Gresham, and being part of this growing company; driving revenue and adding true value.

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  • Alex Badyda

    Computer Science degree at Aberywstwyth University

    I graduated from Aberywstwyth University in Wales in 2015 with a degree in Computer Science and from the moment I joined Gresham I’ve been able to utilize my skills as well as develop new ones.

    It’s great to be given the ability to work with different coding languages like Java and JavaScript. Gresham have a very hands-on approach to getting involved with coding environments and the knowledge exchange between us as a team is brilliant.

    We have a great dynamic at the Innovation Labs and I hope in the future I can continue to develop and learn skills that would enable me to lead a developer team.

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  • Alex Sheppard

    Computer Science Masters degree at University of Bristol

    I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2013 with a Masters degree in Computer Science. I have spent my time at Gresham working on the web based Clareti Accounts Receivable Management solution, in both QA and development roles.

    On the QA side I have performed both exploratory and automated testing. This is an exciting area as I have learnt technologies such as JBehave and the Selenium browser automation tools. Software testing exposes you to every corner of the application, meaning you quickly learn how everything works together for a greater understanding of the product.

    Recently I have transitioned to more of a developer role, focusing on the client side of the application and front-end technologies. I also liaise with the customers daily; on the issues they are finding in the features that we regularly release following an agile development lifecycle.

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  • Georg Atanasov

    Computer Graphics, Vision and Games degree at Aberystwyth University

    I joined Gresham after graduating from Aberystwyth University in 2013, with a degree in Computer Graphics, Vision and Games.

    It’s been great to work with and learn different technologies and supporting libraries like Knockout, JQuery for Javascript, Guava, JMock, Mockito, Java 8 for Java and more! I’ve also learnt to navigate big code bases and work better with teammates, both of which are pretty hard to grasp at uni.

    It’s important for me that I keep walking the path of self-improvement, learn new technologies, re-write legacy code so it’s better, implement bigger, cleverer and more robust designs.

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  • Harry Daniels

    IT and Business Management degree at UWE

    I joined Gresham’s customer support team in 2016 after graduating from University of the West of England with a degree in IT and Business Management.

    From my first day I have been learning new skills and getting involved with Gresham’s latest products such Clareti-as-a-Service. Not only have my technical skills such as XML, SQL, Linux and AWS improved but so have my interpersonal skills through communicating with all members of Gresham to solve technical issues.

    Gresham has provided me external training to fast track my knowledge with Linux and I am hoping to be RedHat certified by next year. In the future I would like to become AWS certified and continue progressing through Gresham and gaining expert knowledge in all our products.

    My time at Gresham so far has been hugely enjoyable, with new skills being learnt all the time and having a central office in Bristol filled with fun people to work with!

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  • Ioannis Kaoullas

    MEng in Computer Science at University of Bristol

    I graduated in 2015 from University of Bristol after studying MEng in Computer Science and during my time here at Gresham I have learnt a lot.

    I’m part of the backend team and we are using lots of different and exciting technologies that I have never used before, like Gigaspaces, Springboot, Spring Security. I’ve also learnt how to work in big teams efficiently following an Agile Development process.

    The highlight of my employment with Gresham is getting to work with Amazon Web Services and experiment with this relatively new technology. There is a noticeable shift to cloud services in the last few years that makes it important to be familiar with this new technology.

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  • Elliot Horwood

    Computing at Plymouth University

    I studied Computing at Plymouth University and graduated in 2014. It’s been great to put the skills I learnt at Uni into practice and to be given the opportunity to get involved in a number of projects. In my role I’m on hand to support customers on a daily basis and have been fortunate enough to interact with the support teams around the world.

    I’ve recently joined Gresham and my highlight since my employment started would be given the opportunity to get involved in a number of projects to help build upon the skills learnt at University as well as learn new ones along the way.

    Gresham have great opportunities for graduates. They offer structured roles that teach you everything you need to know about the businesses they support; so you are always able to provide specialist support to the customer.


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  • Will Buss

    Computer Science degree from the University of Southampton

    I joined Gresham in June 2014 after graduating from the University of Southampton in Computer Science. During my time here I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to work on multiple projects, across different areas of the business using Java UI, services and web UI.

    I have learnt a lot of new skills; making use of build systems, continuous integration and dependency management, as well as receiving training in relevant new technologies. The Bristol office has a great working environment and I’m excited to continue learning and improving in my role at Gresham.

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  • Matthew Ward

    Apprentice Software Engineer

    Before joining I had no experience with software development so there was a lot for me to learn, but everyone at Gresham has always been willing to ensure that I had the help I needed.

    I was looking for an apprenticeship role where I could start from scratch, I had no experience with software development; just some technical skills I had taught myself. The position has also helped me to expand my knowledge of systems and give me an understanding of how people can work together as a team in an agile environment.

    I started by getting comfortable with the development environment and the Clareti platform. Now I’m working on projects as part of a team. I hope to continue improving my technical skills and become a key part of product development at Gresham.

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  • Chris Penhaligon

    Computer and Information Security degree from Plymouth University

    I graduated from Plymouth University in 2013 with a degree in Computer and Information Security, which included a 16-month industry placement. I joined Gresham in 2014 after seeking out a role that would provide fresh challenges and it’s been a good experience so far.

    The team have been welcoming since day one, and although I was given a lot of responsibility from the start, I have always been able to draw on the knowledge of my more experienced colleagues.

    I’ve had the opportunity to work on a number of interesting projects, some involving open-source software like Nagios, Chef and Docker. Day-to-day work has also enabled me to expand my knowledge of Linux and Windows administration, networking and business critical applications. I have recently become involved with Clareti-as-a-Service which has offered me the opportunity to work with AWS (Amazon Web Services) and other cloud technologies.

    My experience so far has been good, and because Gresham is a growing company, I am confident there will be plenty of scope to progress my career further.

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