Could Andrew Brady be the next winner of the Apprentice? [BBC One]
Kicking off on Wednesday 4 October a new crop of competitive business wannabes will step into the boardroom hoping to go all the way to the top.
The terrifying Lord Sugar will put 18 new candidates through their paces in a series of challenges as they compete to win a life-changing £250,000 investment for their business, and Lord Sugar as their formidable business partner.
Joined as always by his advisors Baroness Karren Brady and Claude Littner, Lord Sugar will put the contestants through a gruelling 12 week selection process that will pit them against one another.
Lord Sugar is back looking for a new apprentice [BBC]
Andrew Brady is one candidate who thinks he could be out of this world compared to the rest of the field.
The 26 year old project engineer, from Cheshire, is a project engineer in the aerospace industry, and says his best business quality is his relentless work ethic.
He cites his coal miner grandad as an inspiration as “he was the hardest worker you could ever know”, but admits he can’t always hold his tongue.
Andrew says he finds it especially hard to keep quiet if people are not pulling their weight, which can get him into trouble.
The full line-up of the Apprentice 2017 looks fierce [BBC]
Despite his shortcomings Andrew believes that his confidence will see him go far in the process.
He says: “I don’t blow smoke up someone’s behind. If someone deserves credit, I will give them it.”
This year, the series has attracted applicants from a range of business sectors – from fashion and construction to floristry and engineering – who will have to adapt quickly to work as a team and avoid the boardroom firing.
With tasks including creating a range of burgers, branding and selling robots, to planning a premium corporate experience at a sports event and running a doggy day care, the candidates will be tested outside their comfort zones to truly showcase their business know-how.
The Apprentice will air weekly on Wednesdays at 9pm on BBC One and BBC One HD from Wednesday 4th October.