- the men
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."
Age: 34 Qualifications: BSc (first
class) in Land Management, Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered
Surveyors (MRICS), Securities, Futures and Derivatives Representative
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."
Age: 39 Qualifications: BA in Business
and Computing, postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, Member of the Institute
Career: Mature student. Previously, a self-qualified
stockbroker, prospective Conservative party parliamentary candidate,
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."
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."
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."
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."
Age: 26 Qualifications: BSc in Psychology,
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Diploma.
Career: Transport manager, London Underground.
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."