Archive | May, 2010

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Junior Apprentice Week 3: Rosser bullied out of the show

Leaders are made, not born – at least that is what you would have to conclude after watching the first three programmes of the Junior Apprentice. All six team leaders have struggled, and with the departure of both Adam Eliaz and Rhys Rosser on Wednesday, all three losing captains have now gone. It is unreasonable […]
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Arjun the photographer. Photo: BBC/Talkback

Junior Apprentice Week 2: Hibah gets the heave-ho but Arjun edges in to the lead

If I learnt one thing from this week’s fired Junior Apprentice candidate Hibah Ansary it would be when anyone says “This process has taught me a lot about myself”, always ask them “What exactly?” In her case we find that she has learned nothing.  Last week, she took the responsibility of team leader but lacked […]
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Arjun, the "bespectacled mathlete" according to the Telegraph

Reviewing the reviews for Junior Apprentice Week 1

Most mainstream telly reviewers can barely contain themselves about the new incarnation of the Apprentice, deciding that precociousness is a welcome addition to the raft of criticisms they have in the armoury for Lord Sugar’s candidates. Like its dislike for the arrival of Tories in Number 10, The Mirror judged the arrival of the Junior […]
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Junior Apprentice – Week 1: the Bugsy Malone of business

The first programme in the Junior Apprentice left me feeling both amused and, if I’m honest, just a little downhearted.   The show’s format is identical to the grown-up version: two teams carrying out a business-related task at the end of which Lord Alan Sugar fires one member of the team that lost.   It’s not […]
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Can you really laugh at the candidates in Junior Apprentice?

The answer of course is “yes”. Of course you can. I laughed out loud last night when Zoe declared ecstatically about Tom Aikens:  ”He is, like, my favourite chef”. It was hard not to. Do all 16-year-olds have a favourite Michelin starred chef? Zoe impressed me most last night. I will let Binna Kandola’s analysis […]
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So who’s who in Junior Apprentice? Meet the girls

Emma Walker Age: 16 Education: Studying for AS Levels in Maths, Business Studies, Economics, Politics & Biology  Lives: Cheshire Emma has a passion for achieving and believes that “if you make your own bed, you should lie in it”. Selling eggs and sweets to make money, she believes in never giving up and hard work […]
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So who’s who in Junior Apprentice? Meet the boys

Adam Eliaz Age: 17Education: 8 GCSEsLives: London Adam left school at 16 determined to succeed in business. He has since gone on to run his own online company selling camping and fishing equipment. He admits that he can be argumentative, but he’s not afraid of hard work. He says: “I am not shy and communicate […]
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The Apprentice Analysed returns… for Junior Apprentice

The Apprentice is back for a new series – only this time, it’s in junior form. Sir Alan Sugar – now Lord Sugar – will run the rule over 10 teenage contestants in Junior Apprentice, which launches tomorrow (12 July) at 21:00 on BBC1. And PersonnelToday.com will be assessing the performance of the Junior Apprentice cast […]
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