Brooke Weston Sixth Former, Sean Spooner has been picked from thousands of young hopefuls to be in with a chance of being Lord Sugar’s Young Apprentice 2012. Sean is one of just 12 candidates vying for the title and the first episode of the award-winning programme will be screened tomorrow.
Budding young business tycoons from across the country applied to be on the iconic show, where candidates have to tackle a variety of tasks and then face a session in the boardroom in front of Lord Sugar and his eagle-eyed aides, Nick Hewer and Karren Brady. Each week one of the candidates will hear the dreaded words; ‘you’re fired’ and the remainder will be one step closer to being the winning apprentice, with £25,000 to kickstart a business or enhance their career.
Tasks this year include designing a new cookbook, sourcing props for the English National Opera and branding a hair-styling product and the pressure is on to impress. Meeting the candidates in the boardroom, Lord Sugar warns them: ‘I don’t like teacher’s pets and I don’t like school bullies. This is about the real world. I’m not making you sit exams; the only grade you’ll get here is ‘F’ for Fired.’
Sean has previously hit the headlines and featured on news bulletins for being the world’s youngest magazine publisher after he and former student Louis Porter set up Corby magazine in 2010 at the age of 14. He also displayed his ‘can-do' attitude at an early age by setting up his own basketball squad and earning a community award while still at junior school.
Sean will be up against stiff competition from five boys and six girls, each of whom has displayed business flair and ruthless ambition in a variety of arenas. The first episode of Young Apprentice will be aired on BBC 1 on Thursday 1st November at 20:00.