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First episode of BBC1's Junior Apprentice with Lord Sugar, Karren Brady & Nick Hewer tonight

12th May 2010

Offshoots of successful programmes for young people are the norm nowadays.  We already have Junior Mastermind with John Humphrys, the Young Musician of the Year and Junior Masterchef with John Torode and Gregg Wallace.  So, it is no surprise that there is now a young version of the popular BBC1 programme The Apprentice, aptly named Junior Apprentice.

A group of 16 and 17 year old budding entrepreneurs will be put through their paces in the tried and tested format.  With Lord Sugar at the helm, two of our favourite business speakers at Speakers Corner will be by his side:

  • Karren Brady, former MD of Birmingham City Football Club and currently Vice Chairman of West Ham FC is Margaret Mountford's replacement
  • Nick Hewer has been Lord Sugar's right-hand man since the start of The Apprentice series

The ten young candidates - Adam Eliaz, Arjun Rajyagor, Emma Walker, Hannah Cherry, Hibah Ansary, Jordan De Courcy, Kirsty Cleaver, Rhys Rosser, Tim Ankers and Zoe Plummer will be going head to head for the ultimate prize of a £25,000 business fund.


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