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This week, we’re singing the praises of Keele Internships. As a company that is local to the university, The 848 Group were eager to engage with emerging student and graduate talent and provide hands on experience that was more than just making tea! Our employees come equipped with a wide variety of skills, from sales to marketing to IT engineering, providing plenty of opportunities for Keele graduates across many disciplines.


Finding out about the internship scheme through his previous position, Matt discovered The 848 Group were on the look out for a Keele graduate to join their team in demonstrating and selling Dynamics CRM, a key business IT solution. Today we’re happy to announce that Matt will be staying with the company in a permanent position after making a brilliant first impression.

I studied Law at Keele University and was a post graduate when this internship opportunity was offered to me. I was already working in Business Support in Wolverhampton and had worked alongside 848 on numerous occasions in my role.

I had been working alongside Andy Mallett, 848’s Software director, on a Dynamics CRM implementation. Due to governmental policy changes in the business support sector, a major national SMB support and funding programme was cut short which meant redundancies across my organisation. Andy and David Moore at 848 made me aware of an internship opportunity with Santander and Keele that would allow me to move into a more specialised role at 848 and drew on the skills and experience I had gained until then.

Moving into a specialist role has meant my skillset and understanding have increased exponentially. I have got great experience not only on the technical administration of Dynamics CRM but also in customization, management and pre-sales. My internship with 848 has gone brilliantly and I have integrated into the team here at 848 well. Working for a growing business offers many inherent opportunities and benefits but, most rewarding of all, a win for me in sales is a win for the company which creates a hardworking ethic and team mentality here at the office. I really look forward to a future here at 848 and would like to thank David, Andy and the internship programme for the opportunity.

We’re very happy that Matt has decided to stay with 848 and can’t wait to see him bring even more to the company!