The Apprentice sees fourteen candidates, competing against each other for a position at Lord Alan Sugar's company. Each week the candidates take part in a task set by Lord Sugar. Each team will have a Team Leader who managers that group for that task. The team that performs the best will win a reward and avoid the boardroom. The losing team will be summoned to the boardroom where their team leader will be forced to pick two people in their team who we join them in the boardroom and a chance to be fired. After twelve weeks Lord Sugar will be left with his Apprentice, who will work for him at a salary of £100,000. Lord Sugar is very busy so he has Nick and Karen, who act as his eyes and ears, to inform him of what's going on.
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Electric Bikes 15x04
In the fourth week of the competition, the candidates are challenged to create their own range of electric bikes, before hosting their own launch event to sell their bikes to some of the UK's biggest cycle retailers. As the task unfolds, half of the team head to Nottingham to develop their new bike, while the other half of the team stay in London to choose accessories and create marketing material. At their events, poor pricing strategies and forceful tactics prove problematic, and back in the boardroom, one candidate is sent home.
In the third week of the competition, the candidates join Lord Sugar at London's Cambridge Theatre, where they find out the next task will challenge them to design a toy for six-to-eight-year-olds, along with an online video to promote their brand. The teams must create their toys and prepare their pitches, before presenting their concepts to some of the biggest names in the toy industry. Back in the boardroom, one candidate from the losing team will be sent home.
Ice Lollies 15x02
The teams are challenged to create, manufacture and sell their own ranges of ice lollies.
South Africa 15x01
A new group of 16 hopeful candidates embark on their first challenge of the competition. The contestants are sent 6,000 miles from London to the capital city of Cape Town in South Africa, where they are tasked to set up and run their own safari and vineyard tours. One team's brash approach to ticket sales causes commotion, while on the other team premium prices prove problematic.
The Final 14x14
Why I Fired Them 14x13
Lord Sugar looks back at the candidates who fell before the final hurdle and the tasks that took them to the brink, with the help of some previously unseen boardroom moments.
The final five candidates face the scrutiny of Lord Sugar's most trusted advisors, who are primed to put each of their business plans under the microscope.
The Final Five 14x11
An in-depth look at the final five candadiates, featuring interviews from family, friends and loved ones, as well as Lord Sugar's trusted aides Baroness Brady and Claude Littner.
Christmas Chocolate 14x10
Lord Sugar pays the six remaining candidates a flying visit, challenging them to cash in on the lucrative Christmas market.
TV Selling 14x09
Lord Sugar summons the remaining candidates to TV Centre in west London, the iconic former headquarters of the BBC. On arrival, the teams are tasked with their most pressurised challenge yet. In just ten hours they will be selling live to the nation on one of Britain's leading TV shopping channels. Teams must tune in to the best products to sell, as well as direct a promo to boost sales of one of their items. The team that generates the most sales will win.
Glasgow Art 14x08
Lord Sugar instructs the candidates to head north to Scotland, meeting at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, where they are tasked with becoming art dealers, selecting a contemporary artist's work to sell at their very own gallery event. To top up takings, teams must also make merchandise adorned with their chosen artist's work. The team that generates the most money from art commission and merchandise sales are the winners.