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Take an exclusive first look at this year's candidates. 15/05/ image. WENNBBC. It's only been back for a week, but we at Digital Spy are already hooked on the new series of The Apprentice. BBC. The Apprentice candidates always bring a unique set of skills to the boardroom; fancy degrees, prior business Meet Kayode Damali.
Since leaving the programme, Ledgerwood has expressed interest in a career in the media and in herbal medicine,  which she studies part-time at Edinburgh Napier University. As of Marchshe runs a chain two of photography studios in Ireland. Born in PerivaleLondon, McQueen is the son of a milkman. He was educated at a state comprehensive school, Queensmead Schoolin South Ruislip.
He bought his first house at the age of 18 and then went on to buy another one for his mother.
His first job was as a Catering Manager at Harrow School. During Series 4 McQueen was caught out lying on his CV and had a record of 7 wins and 3 losses including winning both his tasks as project manager and never featuring in the bottom three  on his way to winning the series finale which saw a record 10 million viewers tune in.
She then studied Performing Arts at Solihull Collegewhilst starting a business at the age of 17, which she ran for two years. At 19, she worked for Phones 4U.
She now has her own house in Bromsgrove. He lives in Woking. He was fired in week 6, It was suggested in that week's You're Fired that Kevin might have been able to save himself if he had taken Jenny back into the boardroom instead of Sara and Claire. He then moved on to work for Santander as a Wealth Manager. Simon Smith[ edit ] Simon Smith is a senior satellite television engineer who despite nine years service in the Royal Artillery and a self-avowed IQ of  only reached the most junior Non-Commissioned Officer rank of Lance Bombardier; a rank that, in his own words, carried "massive responsibility".
He is a year-old telesales executive. On one of these occasions Week 7 Sophocles' over-enthusiasm and tactics actually reminded Sir Alan of himself when he was younger, although he later expressed regret about this in The Apprentice: Why I fired them, saying "Sir Al doesn't get it right all the time, you know. Sophocles later described himself as a "dead man walking". In June she was employed by General Electric and worked there until She was fired in the finals after her team made an expensive bottle unfeasibly cheap, resulting in their losing the task.
She was one of the few candidates that never sold a story to the press and those close to her say she has very mixed feelings about the experience. He was fired in week three. In the Why I Fired Them special from later in that series, Sugar deemed Stringer to have been the worst candidate from this series, and branded him "an absolute waste of space.
Has a golf handicap of 43, and has gone through 15 pairs of hair straighteners since starting to use them at the age of Shazia Wahab[ edit ] Shazia Wahab is a year-old mosaic artist and company director. Her family, including her 11 brothers and sisters, hold a Guinness World Record for the number of university degrees held between them in the United Kingdom.
This was considered the shock firing of the series, and Adrian Chiles agreed with her own opinion that she was scapegoated by fellow contestant, and then-project manager, Jenny Celerier. Nonetheless, Sir Alan stuck by his decision to fire her, flatly stating that whatever Jenny had done wrong in the task, he had no intention of ever employing anyone who made such a basic mistake as losing customers' clothing.
Shazia was the only candidate who fellow candidate Kevin Shaw never worked with during the series. He began his working life as a landscape gardener, before going to Texas for a year where he worked as a Loan Officer. Wotherspoon believed that he could have won The Apprentice because of his tenacity and communication skills, but admits he can sometimes be forgetful. He made it to the programme's final as one of the last four contestantsbut his group of two was struck off. In his free time he boxes and ballroom dances.
He was also blamed for damaging the previously harmonious cooperation between Lucinda and the eventual winner of the Series Lee McQueen. Series 3 contestant Tre Azam described him as "a good sales person" but said that he had "never met a snake like him" and was highly critical of Wotherspoon's bringing up of Lucinda Legerwood's doubts about fitting into the job in her final boardroom meeting, resulting in her firing in week Former celebrity contestant Clare Balding also criticised his behaviour on The Apprentice: Even Sir Alan was critical of his backstabbing of Lucinda, saying "I did not think that was necessary" but that it "certainly showed his character", and describing Wotherspoon as overly defensive.
Post-Apprentice, Alex has had a quite successful career doing many things from modelling to working for a law firm  As of March he has been doing many 'speaking engagements' with younger children.
He also returned in March to Aston University to speak to current students as part of Enterprise Week. Claire Young[ edit ] Claire Young, 28, is a senior retail buyer for Superdrug buying hair care products. Claire was born in Johannesburg but from the age of four was brought up in Wakefield where she went to St Hilda's primary school in Horbury and Wakefield Girls' High School both independent schools.
Questions were raised about her suitability for the show because of her "racy past",  as well as the revelation that she had previously applied, numerous times, for reality show Big Brother. She learnt to control her impulsive and chatty ways and was later to be a runner-up in the series. She currently lives in Tooting, south London, although her parents still live in Thornes in south Wakefield. On the programme, she was notably quoted for claiming - "I have incredible presence and am one of those people who fills a room even when alone.
I have an infectious desire to live life to the full. Her firing came down to her failure to utilise her previous work experience for the series' sixth task. Following her appearance on The Apprentice, Groves would go on to spend time writing a novel, along with taking a post at the Citizens Advice Bureau as the head of its fundraising branch.
Meet the Candidates
Saira Khan Saira Khan is a former sales manager for an online recruitment company, who was born in in Long EatonDerbyshireand earned several qualifications, including a BA in Humanities and an MA in environmental planning. She would also go on to write her own column for the Daily Mirrorand found a baby skincare company. Ben Leary[ edit ] Ben Leary, aged 29, is the owner of a headhunting firm, and was a recipient of the Global Consultant of the Year award prior to appearing on The Apprentice.
He was notably quoted on the programme for saying - "In my career I win all the time, apart from when I lose! His firing came down to several faults he made with his performance on the series' eighth task, and for making unsubstantiated boasts that he had been responsible for a victory in a previous task in the series.
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Adele Lock[ edit ] Adele Lock, aged 29, is a salon owner from Mere, Cheshireand a former general manager in a retail company that specialised in the sales of kitchens and bathrooms, holding several qualifications, consisting of several O-levels and a single A-level. She was notably quoted on the programme for saying - "Some people call me a workaholicbut I just enjoy work with a passion.
Following her appearance on the programme, Lock would go on to set up a concession of male salons around Britain,  and would later remark about her time on the programme by stating - "I've learned to listen more, not to be so dictatorial and I've learned that your family is priceless". James Max James Max is an investment banker and a Chartered Surveyor, born inwho was a former partner in a private equity firm, and was educated at the independent St. He was notably quoted on the programme for saying - "I seek success as a result of my own achievements.
His firing came down to questions raised over his dedication to work, despite presenting an excellent CV to the interviewers and Lord Sugar. In addition, he would partake in numerous speaking roles around the country, much like many other candidates who had appeared on The Apprentice.
Adenike Ogundoyin[ edit ] Adenike Ogundoyin, aged 30, is a former event organiser, who was responsible for running large events for corporate clients, and a former restaurant owner and manager within Nigeriawho held a number of qualifications that included a BA in Business Studiesan MA in International Business and a MBA from Pace UniversityNew York. He was notably quoted on the programme for saying - "The objective of a business is not to make money.
The object of a business is to satisfy customers. The result is to make money.