James White is hoping to win over Lord Sugar[BBC]
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 Alan Sugar will put the contestants through a gruelling 12 week selection process that will pit them against one another.
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‘Del-boy’ James White thinks his drive and ambition will win him The Apprentice 2017.
The 26 year old from Birmingham runs his own IT recruitment business, but keeps himself busy with a unique, high-energy hobby.
The hopeful entrepreneur enjoys white collar boxing – a sport which sees men and women from white-collar professions train to fight at special events.
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James considers his drive and ambition to be his best qualities, and reckons no one has ambition to match his.
As well as having lots of energy, James considers himself to have a charming nature.
He says: “Intimidation is what motivates me. I want to be bigger and more successful than anyone else.”
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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.