RSPB apprentice celebrates her own piece of history

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Proud Kira Wilkinson has every reason to celebrate after creating her own little piece of history.

Kira was the first ever apprentice to work at the RSPB Saltholme site, near Seaton Carew.

And the link-up paid dividends as Kira successfully completed her NVQ level 2 in food and beverage while working at the nature reserve.

She said: “Working with the team at Saltholme has been a real pleasure. Everyone is really supportive and has helped me develop whilst I have been studying, and one of my ideas, for milkshakes, is even being rolled out across the whole of the RSPB.”

The wildlife reserve and discovery park near Hartlepool is currently working with partner Learn Direct to find a new apprentice who can begin to learn the ropes in their busy cafe.

Anne Myers, catering manager at RSPB Saltholme said: “Kira has been a real asset to the team, but having completed her qualification she has found a new job in Stockton, which is great news for her. “So, we’re looking for an enthusiastic, hard working young person to become Saltholme’s second apprentice.

For more information on becoming Saltholme’s next apprentice, contact Anne Myers on (01642) 546625 or via email