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The Apprentice
Sir Alan Sugar

Who wants to be a billionaire?

The Apprentice comes to BBC TWO



Contestant profiles - the men


Ben


Age: 29 Qualifications: 1 O-level.

Career: Currently runs his own headhunting firm. Awarded Global Consultant of the Year for the largest executive search company in the world.

Claim to fame: Singing on That's Life as part of a Cub Scout group.

He says: "In my career I win all the time."


James


Age: 34 Qualifications: BSc (first class) in Land Management, Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), Securities, Futures and Derivatives Representative (SFDR).

Career: Investment banker. Formerly, a finalist in Property Week's Young Property Personality Of The Year.

Weaknesses: His Aston Martin.

Talents: Can do an impression of a donkey!

He says: "I seek success as a result of my own achievements."


Matthew


Age: 39 Qualifications: BA in Business and Computing, postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, Member of the Institute of Marketing.

Career: Mature student. Previously, a self-qualified stockbroker, prospective Conservative party parliamentary candidate, computer trainer.

Hobbies: Co-founder of The Tall Society.

He says: "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."


Paul


Age: 34 Qualifications: 7 O-levels, Basic and advanced sales for an international car dealership, Work and Method Study Certificate and Systems Analysis Certificate.

Career: Property developer. Previously, property management, letting agent, textiles production manager. Claim to fame: Putting together a £3m deal on a phone while riding a bike.

He says: "I know I'm not the cleverest bloke in business, so I always make sure I check everything, and then I check and check again. That's why I'm a success. That's how I'll win this show."


Raj


Age: 30 Qualifications: LLB Law (Hons)

Career: Internet entrepreneur, founder and managing director of an estate agency (which went bankrupt when venture capital failed to materialise).

Hobbies: "I have no hobbies or interests - my total focus is on business."

He says: "I'm an entrepreneur, not an angel."


Sebastian


Age: 29 Qualifications: BSc in Natural Science, Securities Institute Diploma, registered member of the Financial Services Authority, MBA from INSEAD, Commercial pilot's licence. Career: Financial analyst, recent MBA graduate.

Weaknesses: Saville Row suits, skiing, gliding, tennis and "doing acrobatics in powerful planes."

He says: "I have no doubt that I am a superb candidate for The Apprentice."


Tim


Age: 26 Qualifications: BSc in Psychology, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Diploma.

Career: Transport manager, London Underground.

Hobbies: Boxing.

He says: "Sir Alan has a lot he could teach me, and perhaps I might know a few things that I could teach him as well."


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