The Apprentice sees another 16 candidates compete together to win a £250,000 investment from Alan Sugar

To appear on The Apprentice you can expect to answer the following questions as an applicant for the show:

  • Why should you be Lord Sugar’s business partner?
  • What makes you different from everyone else applying?
  • What is the most interesting thing about you?
  • What’s the most impressive thing you’ve ever done in business?

Remember to reflect upon those key questions whilst watching each candidate as they get tested to their limits each week and the numbers diminish from that famous firing finger.  The competitiveness will increase, the tactics become even more tactical and the boardroom antics more devious and more savage than average!

Pencil in the next 12 weeks, sit back and enjoy following the candidates wowing us with their business know how in Cape Town, South Africa on safari and vineyard excursions, running a corporate away-day on a steam train, designing a theme park ride, entering the world of music management by marketing an unsigned artist and creating an advertising campaign in Finland to name but a few!


Remember to come back to catch up with the results each week and see if you agree to who will be Sir Alans next Apprentice!


The Apprentice BBC1 Wednesdays 9pm

The Apprentice – You’re Fired hosted by Tom Allen BBC2 Wednesdays 10pm

“I’ve definitely got the gift of the gab, I can persuade anyone to do anything.”

“I am an achiever. I have been the highest performer across every workplace I have worked within.”

“I never have problems, I only have solutions.”

“The less sight I have, the more imagination I gain, because what you see is what you see and what you don’t see is when the magic begins.”

“I may not be the smartest guy in the room, but I’ll sure as hell work harder.”

“I came from a council estate… I have made myself into something good and I’m on my way to becoming something great”.

“I will use my poker face and tactics to always come out on top.”

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“I love to be the under-estimated person in the room.”

“I’m about 5 foot 1 inch tall - I’m like a pocket rocket, you don’t really want to mess with me.”

“I bring ‘class’ to everything and ensure nothing I do is half-standard or tacky.”

“I am the epitome of luxury.”

“I’m one fierce businesswoman with both sass and class”

“I combine a thirst to learn with entrepreneurial thinking, ready to win at all costs”

“I’m definitely the epitome of ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ because what you see is not what you get.”

: “I don’t plan - I just do everything on impulse. When I plan, I always get it wrong.”