The Apprentice is back, this time in its more youthful guise. It starts on Monday 24 October and is named Young Apprentice, as opposed to Junior. It's an eight-week series, with 12 candidates, profiled in the usual way below...
Elizabeth Magee ('Lizzie')
Education: Studying for A-levels in Economics, History, Politics and General Studies
Published author and rounders champion, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Magee's first job was collecting glasses in a pub. She now has her own business designing personalised guitar straps and also breeds Jack Russell Terriers. A gym fanatic, she describes herself as impatient and a "time freak."
She says: "I'm very, very determined and if I know how to get something, I will get it."
Education: Studying for a Fashion and Design Advanced BTEC and an A-level in Business Studies
Award-winning fashion designer Gbemi has already started her own clothing line and is involved in both designing and making the clothes. Listing Louis Vuitton as her inspiration, Gbemi describes herself as a 'diva' and feels her strength is that she always works to her full potential.
She says: "If I believe that what I'm saying is right I will argue until my full voice and my full opinion is heard."
Education: Studying for A-levels in Government and Politics, History, Economics, Philosophy and Ethics
Female footballer Hannah has made money re-selling vintage clothes and creating school leavers' hoodies. She plays for two football teams and also enjoys architecture, hoping to get involved in property management in the future.
She says: "I want to show that you can succeed in the business field, without relying on numerous qualifications. The right mind and attitude is ultimately a much more important quality than 12 A*s"
Haya Al Dlame
Education: Studying for A-levels in Maths, Further Maths, Economics, Biology and an Extended Project
Born in Iraq, Haya moved to England with her family at the age of 6. A self-proclaimed bossy-boots who is determined to succeed in business, she is also a keen eBay trader and wishes she was the brains behind MAC cosmetics.
She says: "I have a big ego... I want to be known as Haya Al Dlame, the next deserving winner of Young Apprentice. "
Education: Studying for A-levels in Biology, Maths, Business & Economics and ICT
Ambitious former head girl Hayley says her "life revolves around order." A farmer's daughter and member of Young Farmers herself, she passionately disagrees with people claiming benefits when they could be working. Inspired by drinks company Innocent, she sells free range, organic eggs from her own chickens.
She says: "I wear wellies, and I am not afraid to muck in"
Education: Studying for A Levels in English Literature, Maths, History and Theatre Studies
Film enthusiast Zara used to be a baby model and won a sock design competition when she was seven years old. She is inspired by Katherine Bigelow, the first female director to win an Oscar and currently produces films for charities. When she's not making movies, Zara enjoys running and playing table tennis.
She says: "Dreamers dream; people who achieve wake up, get out there and start doing stuff to make their dreams happen."
MEET THE BOYS
Education: Studying for a Business Diploma
A keen horticulturalist, Ben started a gardening business in his local area in 2008. He is involved in social enterprise projects providing voluntary services to the allotment association, having taken on his own allotment at a young age. In the future he hopes to help those with learning and behavioural problems study horticulture and agriculture.
He says: "I am an ordinary lad who wants to do the best not just for myself, but for everyone."
Education: Studying for the International Baccalaureate
Keen rugby player and scuba diver Harry also has an artistic side, and runs his own photography business. He has been working since he was nine, with jobs including gardening, selling at car boot sales and magazine delivery. He wishes he had invented the Cat's Eye road marker.
He says: "I aim high. I don't aim low ever. What are you ever going to gain from that? I aim high and I get there because of that determination, because I'm pretty ruthless in how I get there."
Education: Studying for Pre-Us in Maths and Further Maths and A-levels in Geography and Economics and the Extended Project
School prefect Harry is a polo enthusiast and water-sports fanatic, as well as a talented singer and pianist. Inspired by Simon Cowell, entrepreneur Harry is a business veteran despite his young age. Starting his first business when he was ten, selling tickets on the internet, he has already started three successful businesses, encompassing travel, marketing, property and cosmetics.
He says: "In terms of my intellect, self-motivation, confidence and business instinct, for my age I am unrivalled. I have a pure entrepreneurial gift waiting to be unleashed and harnessed".
Education: Studying for A=-levels in English, Economics, Spanish and Biology
Lives: County Derry, Northern Ireland
Irishman James describes himself as a risk-taker and always follows his gut instinct. He got the joint highest score in GCSE Economics in Northern Ireland and feels he is a natural businessman. He is a massive football fan and lists his passion as economics.
He says: "I have integrity, but when winning gets in the way of integrity, integrity goes out the window."
Education: Studying for A-levels in World Development, Psychology, Performing Arts, ICT
Describing himself as 'confident, charismatic and clever', Lewis's first foray into the business world was as an assistant stylist at a hair salon. A keen shopper and gym buff, Lewis now works in the food industry and hopes to change the world of business forever.
He says: "I'm not arrogant or backstabbing, I'm just a really great guy."
Education: Studying for A-levels in Politics, Law, Economics and Psychology
Lives: Greater London
A keen inventor and fundraiser who describes himself as "competitive and charismatic," Mahamed who is the Youth Parliament Representative for his borough, has already made money buying and "selling TV satellites", although we presume he means satellite dishes. Inspired by Microsoft and Facebook, he hopes to bring about "monumental change" using politics and youth outreach schemes.
He says: "I have so many abilities and so many talents. I want to prove what an entrepreneurial person I am."
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