Our mission - Your Career Success!

Founded in 2018, by former banker and on campus lead for HSBC, Richard Vernon, our ambition has always been to support students & graduates to secure entry into a successful professional career.

Since 2018, we have developed into the industry leader, offering our comprehensive online support resources as well as a personal success manager to support with all steps of the application process.

The Management Team

Richard J. Vernon

Founder & CEO
Educated at Nottingham High School for Boys, and the University of Exeter. Richard has been the proud recipient of a number of awards, including the Sir Robert and Lady White award for enterprise, as well as awards for Micro and Macro Economics.

Initially building a career with HSBC Bank, he worked for the corporate banking, strategy and relationship management divisions. He also took charge of on campus graduate recruitment activity for HSBC in the UK.

Following on from this, he expanded his career into the education sector, becoming a lead educator at one of the UK’s foremost academic institutions.

He makes appearances in both the UK and overseas media. In 2021 he was chosen to be on a panel of 5 to deliver careers support for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) clients of HSBC.   

Since 2021, he has led Graduate Scheme Success's relationships with HM Treasury, Chamber of Commerce and The Institute of Directors.

Tim M. Bamberger

Co-founder
Educated at Kings College London, Tim has been in receipt of the highest scholarly awards, including internationally ranked examination performances.

He has a solid grounding in business development, manages day to day operations and works closely with the team to secure clients an internship or a graduate job role.

Fluent in both English and German, he is leading the international expansion into German speaking countries. In addition he is responsible for the corporate outreach of Graduate Scheme Success, delivering corporate partnerships with top level employers.  

He holds a number of roles with the private sector, working as a consultant for a leading private equity firm in Mayfair, and as a director for V&B Outsourcing Limited.

Sera Gillen

Head of Customer Relations
Sera is an alumni of The University of Bristol, where she gained a first class honours degree in Bio-Medical Sciences.

Having initially commenced a career in scientific research, she left to work as a consultant in human resources before joining GSS as head of customer service delivery. 

She has been nominated for a number of industry awards for outstanding levels of customer service, support and mentoring and female empowerment. She leads the expansion of Graduate Scheme Success in the international arena.  

She has led 1:1 mentorship as part of Graduate Scheme Success's relationship with HM Treasury and the South West Chamber of Commerce. 

Our leadership team help deliver your #GraduateSchemeSuccess

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