Sweet success for young apprentice

Hannah Kilvington, aged 10 from Boston Spa, won the prize of a lifetime when she was handed the keys to the HARIBO factory and given the chance to run the largest gums and jellies brand in the UK for a day.
Hannah Kilvington, aged 10 from Boston Spa, won the prize of a lifetime when she was handed the keys to the HARIBO factory and given the chance to run the largest gums and jellies brand in the UK for a day.

A SCHOOLGIRL achieved a sweet dream of a lifetime after entering a national competition.

Ten-year-old Hannah Kilvington, from Boston Spa, was named a Haribo Little Apprentice 2011 and won a look behind the scenes at the world famous sweet factory.

Hannah was one of just ten children to enter the Happy World of Haribo site to work with the sweet team to taste new treats and come up with their own ideas, flavours and textures that they’d like to see from the brand.

To win the prize Hannah had to tell the team how she would run one of the largest sweet factories in the country for a day.

Ideas included making the world’s biggest gummy bear for everyone to enjoy.

Haribo’s Brand Communication Manager, Louise Morrison said: “It is every child’s dream to run a sweet factory and just once a year we make sure a small group of children experience this once in a lifetime opportunity.

“The kids absolutely loved it; they experienced the excitement and fun that takes place behind closed doors and sampled tasty treats which we haven’t even launched yet.”

She added: “Some of the ideas we received really gave us an insight into the creativity and imaginations of the children with some fantastic suggestions about how they would run the factory for a day.

“Hannah certainly rose to the challenge with some fun filled ideas.”