A YOUNG Wellington woman has been named the best apprentice in the country.

Kira Day, 20, who is with Somerset communications agency, ADPR, was judged the nation's top apprentice at the annual Public Relations and Communications Association Internships and Apprenticeships Awards.

The national awards, held in conjunction with trade magazine PR Week, recognises the best internship and apprenticeship programmes and showcases the industry's talent.

Kira, a former student at The Castle School, Taunton, impressed the judges with her positive attitude, enthusiasm, creativity and exceptional performance in all elements of her apprenticeship programme.

She said: "From starting a brand new career in public relations amidst a global pandemic, I never imagined that just a year later I would receive the Best Apprentice Award from the PRCA.

"I am honoured to achieve such recognition and I owe a great deal to the wonderful team at ADPR and the PRCA for their ongoing support - this industry is one I love and hope to continue to achieve in.”

ADPR managing director Kate O’Sullivan said: "We are so proud of Kira for winning Best Apprentice.

"From the start of her apprenticeship, she has excelled in each area of her role.

"She is extremely hard working and has impressed us all with her work ethic, positive attitude and willingness to get stuck in."