One wonders what qualities Sir Alan Sugar looks for in his apprentices. What skills and qualities do the people recruited to appear on this show need to have?
Tenacity/The ability to think before you speak/Humility/Good timing/ seizing the moment/Ability to build positive working relationships/Being able to articulate oneself/Hard graft/Intelligence
- to name but a few.....
The above are all the sort of competencies identified – so went wrong where it comes to Lewis Ellis?
Perhaps this former Thomas Cook holiday potty mouth rep who in 2016 decided to gain worldwide media attention -but not for doing anything of any substance or something
to be proud of – no he decided to tell the world after a night of booze in Ayia Napa, that he and two friends ended up in Syria on a fishing boat – what an absolute hoot! Bet the nation was uncontrollably rolling around, holding onto their
stomachs in hysterics unable to breath - or did anyone actual give a flying fart at that point or when he announced it was nothing but a joke?
an absolute geezer! Oh, did you hear the one about a goggled man in trunks who jumped into the food court pool at the Trafford Centre?
years on meet Lewis now 28 and now a Digital Marketing Project Manager - serious business proposition? He describes himself as a marketing whizz with a straightforward approach who exceeds expectations (advice - do not hold your breath!).
The owner of a Pomeranian which he thinks is a girl’s dog, (a bit ruff), but does recognise he is the owner whom he is proud to dog walk with his pink lead. (A little pink
never has harmed anyone Lewis!)
Kicked out of a few colleges, not seeing himself going through education, instead he escaped to sunny climes
where the beer was cheap and everflowing on endless pub crawls, all year tan and no umbrella required with the word FUN etched in the sand working as a holiday rep.
He sees himself growing up although admittedly doesn’t necessarily want to as afraid he may lose the inner child admitting being a bit of a Peter Pan. A true example showing that growing old is mandatory, but growing
up is optional
Like Marmite, people either love him and his jokes or despise him and don’t wish to speak to him – so is he the
best thing since sliced bread? Or will he prove to be the worst thing since burnt toast?
Not the smartest or sharpest knife in the drawer, but someone who
will outwork others through putting in the hard work and winning the day and deal!
He learns a new skill every six months, from riding a motorcycle, to skiing
and Latin and Ballroom dancing. But will he be able to master the art of being an apprentice and demonstrating that perhaps he can put his maverick side on hold and follow the rules when required?
As he often betrays his true feelings with his vivid facial expressions – he is definitely one to watch ……