List of The Apprentice candidates (UK series 7) - Wikipedia
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History[ edit ] Following the success of the first series of the American original of The Apprentice on NBCwhich drew in considerable viewing figures, rumours began to surface that there was a possibility the programme could receive a UK version.
In MarchFremantleMedia confirmed that these rumours were true,  revealing that it was in negotiations to sell the rights to the UK franchise with two broadcasters - BBC and Channel 4.
At the time, the broadcaster's initial choices included Philip GreenFelix Dennisand Michael O'Leary   but when approached to front the programme, each respectfully declined the offer given to them. Eventually, the BBC approached Alan Sugar as their next choice, and on 19 Maythey announced that he had been chosen to head the programme's first series.
Candidate selection[ edit ] The show's initial stage, which is not filmed, focuses on open auditions and interviews held across the country ; this stage searches for the candidates for a series before filming of it begins, which often attracts thousands of applicants.
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Following this, between 20 and 30 applicants are chosen and given an assessment by a psychologist, receiving further checks by the production team and providing them with references, before the final line-up is selected from this group and filming can begin. The number of candidates who appear in a series has varied over the show's history, though always consists of a balanced number of men and women, with the exception of the fifth series in which a candidate was forced to drop out before filming began, leaving little time for a replacement to be found.
For the first two series, fourteen candidates were selected to take part, before this figure was increased to sixteen between the third and ninth series to allow for multiple firings to occur at Lord Sugar's discretion.
To mark the tenth series of the show, the production team allowed twenty candidates to take part, the highest number of participants across any variation of The Apprentice. Between the eleventh to the thirteenth series, the production team selected eighteen candidates to take part in the show, before deciding to return to sixteen candidates prior to the start of the fourteenth series. Both teams are briefed by Lord Sugar over what the task involves, which also includes the rules they must adhere to i.
Both teams often appoint someone in their team as the project manager PMwho acts as the team's leader and deals with important key decisions, with the choice usually derived from either a candidate's background, or the amount of confidence the team has in their choice, although Sugar himself can either suggest who the team should pick as their PM, or nominate a candidate into the role, based upon his opinion of their performance in the process, their background, or, since the seventh series, from what he has seen of their business plan.
Each team is provided with two vehicles to use to get around during a task and can only split into two sub-teams for each task, though for some they may also be provided with additional items for them to use, an example being a shop space they can sell in; in one particular kind of task used regularly on the show, teams are given a dossier that dictates what items they need to find with specifications that they must adhere to.
Although the teams are expected to work together, the competitive nature of the show means that candidates will often focus on their individual roles and needs rather than the greater good of the team, primarily to prove themselves worthy of winning the process and increasing their chances of making it into the Final of the series. During the execution of their task, each team is followed by one of Lord Sugar's aides, who notes down their opinions, observations and thoughts for later reference in the boardroom, mostly on any noteworthy matters, such as performance, mistakes, and issues, minor or serious; while it is rare for them to intervene, they may do so if an issue arises in the team's actions that needs their attention.
After the review, the task's results are announced, whereupon the winning team advances to the next stage of the process and leave to enjoy a reward set out for them, while the losing team is dispatched to the "Losers' Cafe" to discuss amongst themselves over what factors contributed to their loss. She later that she should have brought up her professional experience. She was the only candidate that eventual winner Tom Pellereau didn't work with during the series.
Zoe Beresford[ edit ] Zoe Beresford, 26, was a pupil of Abbots Bromley Schoolan independent school in the village of Abbots Bromley in Staffordshireand holds a master's degree in manufacturing, engineering and management from the University of Nottingham where she was awarded a Rolls-Royce Manufacturing Technology Prize for the School of Engineering's highest dissertation mark.
In week 4 she was placed in the role of Project manager for Venture in the beauty treatments task.
Zoe blamed this on Susan on the task, and on the You're Fired programme that followed, Felicity Jackson took the view Zoe had been setting Susan up as a potential scapegoat. In week 6 Zoe took on the role of Project manager again, but on this occasion she lost the task after failing to secure both of the deals arranged by Lord Sugar for waste disposal.
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Zoe brought Susan and Edna into the boardroom, and once again came into conflict with Susan, who perceived Zoe as unnecessarily negative and unpleasant, while Zoe considered Susan to be naive and immature. Zoe's survival was mostly a result of her admitting fault at the first opportunity.
In week 9, Zoe became project manager for the biscuit-making task, something similar to her day job before the series. However, her decision to manage marketing rather than the factory led to a snap and share biscuit design that was deemed to be too poor a quality to warrant the price. This led to team Logic securing no orders and suffering the worst defeat in the show's history.
Lord Sugar decided to fire Zoe for not showcasing her strengths. Alex Britez Cabral[ edit ] Twenty-eight-year-old Alex is a manager of an estate agency. Edward Hunter's decision not to bring Alex back into the boardroom was a major reason he was fired. In the second week Alex, was the only member of Logic who did not put himself forward to be project manager, and once again had little presence on the task; the rest of the team declared him the weakest team member on both tasks, with Jim Eastwood going as far as to call him a "spectator".
In the boardroom he mounted a vigorous defence, attacking Jim, although Jim countered by stating Alex's contribution had been "nada". Lord Sugar remained unimpressed, and Alex was fired for not showing any leadership potential and for staying in the background rather than stepping up.[YTP] The Apprentice - Meet the Candidates
In a clip shown on You're Fired! I always forget him. Vincent Disneur was educated at St. Disneur stepped up to lead the team in the fifth week of the process, but was subsequently fired alongside Ellie Reed in a double firing.
While on The Apprentice, Vincent had never been on a winning team. Leon Doyle[ edit ] Leon Doyle is a year-old graduate who was educated at two independent schools in the town of Harrogate in Yorkshireat which he was a day boarder: He lived in Leeds and founded the business 'The Master Menu'.
He was fired on 22 June week 8during a task concerning taking British products into the French Market. He was accused of not contributing enough to the task and using the language barrier as an excuse. He was educated at St Mary's Grammar Schoola state grammar school in Magherafeltand went on to study at the University of Ulster. Jim, who was "All Ireland cycling champion" as a teenager, champions Richard Branson and describes himself as 'driven, self-motivated, resilient and an eternal optimist.
I am the champion thoroughbred that this process requires. Melody Hossaini Melody and her family fled from Iran when she was a child, and after living for a few years in Swedenthey settled in the UK.
Melody started school in the UK at the age of 13, and was educated at Great Wyrley High School a state comprehensive school in the large village of Great Wyrley in South Staffordshire.
She says that she felt culturally different from the other pupils, some of whom "had not even visited London", while she had lived in several countries. She has lived in four countries and speaks five different languages. She made it to week ten, before being fired by Lord Sugar 'with regret'.
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Edward Hunter[ edit ] Edward is a year-old accountant who was trained by one of the United Kingdom's leading accountancy firms. He was the first candidate to be fired in the seventh series of The Apprentice by Lord Sugar. Felicity has set up Casting Days Ltd, and Surviving Actors Ltd - both aimed at actors, and offers different services to help within their career.
After three consecutive victories on team Venture, Felicity was moved to Logic to be Project Manager for the Beauty Treatment task; Lord Sugar commented he had not seen much of her up to this point. Unfortunately, Logic's attempt at the task was a total disaster - Felicity later stated on You're Fired that several mistakes were not even included in the final cut of the episode.
Logic were already disadvantaged before they had started selling, as they not only failed to secure the spray-tan system, but more crucially chose a bad location, with the single treatment room being three floors above their selling stall.