DEAN Ahmad has signed up to appear in the 15th season of The Apprentice in hopes of making Lord Alan Sugar his business partner.
The Essex-native thinks he has what it takes to win over the notoriously hard to please businessman. Here is what you need to know about him.
Who is The Apprentice’s Dean Ahmad?
Dean Ahmad is a 20-year-old owner of a sports management agency and founded the company at the age of 15.
A modest Dean believes he is the “definition of an entrepreneur” and says his confidence and emotional intelligence are “off the charts”.
Also, the Essex lad thinks he has very few traits that would let him down in the BBC One competition.
Speaking ahead of his appearance on the show, he said: “I am an achiever. I have been the highest performer across every workplace I have worked within.”
When does The Apprentice 2019 start?
BBC One has confirmed the 15th series of The Apprentice, which is fronted by Lord Alan Sugar, will return on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.
The Apprentice will air weekly on the channel for approximately 12 weeks and is followed by You’re Fired at 10pm on BBC Two.
Each episode of the main show will be available to watch on-demand on BBC iPlayer and catch-up channels.
The show will see sixteen eager entrepreneurs will compete against one another to become Lord Sugar’s next business partner.
How does The Apprentice 2019 work?
Sixteen candidates will have to participate in a series of testing challenges to win a whopping £250,000 investment for their business.
Naturally, they must impress Lord Sugar, as well as Baroness Brady and Claude Littner to be in with a chance of bagging the prize.
This series the contestants will travel around the world, competing in a number of tasks to try and secure Lord Sugar as a business partner.
In the first week they will be sent to Cape Town in South Africa to create, set up and run tours in the country’s capital city.
Other destinations include a trip to Finland to create an advertising campaign and hitting the streets of Oxford and Cambridge to find and buy nine items.
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What is the prize for The Apprentice winner?
The winner of The Apprentice gets a £250,000 investment into their business idea and a 50/50 partnership with Lord Sugar.
In 2018, Sian Gabbidon won the series and secured an investment from Lord Sugar for her swimwear brand.
Speaking to The Sun online after her win she said: “I believe in my business and myself. I think I proved to him [Lord Sugar] I was a really strong contestant.
“As a business woman I always aim high. I did get people saying I will never set up a functioning business in Leeds and I did it.”