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Kalvin Shelley-Atkinson BA (Hons) App and Game Design

ProForecast is a Fintech business delivering an advanced cloud-based strategic business planning & financial forecasting tool for medium-sized businesses who are looking to increase their KPI, cash flow and other financial business performance. The company were previously outsourcing their development and wanted to bring some resource in-house.

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A successful University of Sunderland App and Game Design graduate, Kalvin Shelley-Atkinson was recruited to maximise the effectiveness of the business by the timely, efficient and accurate resolution of IT issues and the demonstration of the system to prospective clients. He provides high-quality technical support and product knowledge whilst liaising with the development team so ensuring all queries are responded to in an efficient, professional and timely manner.

Founder of ProForecast, Steven Katirai said, “We have been using the University of Sunderland for some time in terms of graduate recruitment and know that they can supply us with the number of high calibre graduates that we require.

Kalvin has made a very positive impact and is someone whom we can rely on, which is an invaluable trait. We hope to develop his practical and management skills further and that his internship will turn into a permanent position.”

The University of Sunderland’s Graduate Internship Scheme can provide regional SME’s with a cost-effective approach to recruiting graduate talent for a 12 month period. Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, and managed by the University’s Graduate Internship team, the team work closely with the organisations to support the internship from role development, sourcing the graduate, supporting the recruitment and selection process, as well as being a point of contact for the organisation and the graduate throughout the internship period.

Following an assessment by the Internships team, if eligible and accepted onto the scheme, the organisation will receive funding towards the graduate’s salary. The scheme will support 130 SME’s, one graduate internship per company. The company will pay a minimum of £18,000 per annum to their successful graduate and the scheme will offer £375 a month of funding over a 9 month period towards the graduate’s salary totalling £3,375 over the 9 months. The funding will be paid every third month upon receipt of the monthly financial evidence received from the organisation which totals to three single payments of £1,125.

For more information contact: Internships@sunderland.ac.uk

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