http://www.bbc.co.uk/apprentice/quote:The Apprentice is back with a new batch of ambitious entrepreneurs seeking to demonstrate their commercial insight and business sense to stay out of the firing line. There’s a £250,000 investment at stake and the chance to go into a business partnership with Lord Sugar.
Over the course of 12 tough tasks, the 18 candidates will be whittled down until just one victor remains. And plenty of sparks are set to fly in the boardroom along the way!
Each week the budding entrepreneurs will be divided into two teams - led by designated Project Managers - that lock horns under the watchful eyes of Lord Sugar's advisor Baroness Karren Brady and new aide Claude Littner.
After completing each task both teams return to the boardroom to discuss their inspirational or calamitous experiences and discover which side has triumphed.
The winners will be rewarded with a luscious treat while the losing team’s Project Manager must select two colleagues to accompany them back into the boardroom. Lord Sugar will then hear their arguments and fire at least one of them from the competition.
The eventual winner of The Apprentice Series 11 will be given the opportunity to be Lord Sugar's business partner and receive an investment to the value of £250,000 founded on the basis of their idea.
The Series 11 - Episode 9 of 12
Week nine and the stakes are raised as the eight remaining candidates are summoned to the top of the South Bank Tower. For the next task, Lord Sugar throws the teams into the London property market to sell mid-range and high-end properties to the city's most discerning buyers.
It's boom or bust as the teams have two days to fight it out to see who can sell the most properties and be rewarded the most commission to win the task.
Acting as real-estate agents for million-pound developments, one team goes on the charm offensive to win over clients, while the other team's overfamiliar approach fails to strike them a big deal.
As the teams compete to lure in leads, the sales patter goes into overdrive. Some try the soft sell, while others take the hard line, leading to deals being done and lost.
With each candidate out for themselves, it's dog eat dog as they race to cross the line. Exploiting London's booming market comes easily for some as sales lead to rewards. For others, it's a nightmare, as failed attempts to strike a deal mean they finish empty handed.
It's drama in the boardroom as the pressure gets too much for one candidate. As tempers flare and a heated confrontation ensues, Lord Sugar is left unimpressed. As his patience finally runs out, another candidate faces their final boardroom as they hear the words 'You're fired'.
Nee, komt wel vaker voor. Vorig jaar ontbrak er ook 1 omdat er net een familielid was overleden. Maar of Selina ook zo'n goed excuus had of dat ze er gewoon te zuur voor wasquote:
Ze dreigt sinds vorige week op twitter met een tell-all over haar tijd in het programma. Zuur is een understatement.quote:
Het was waarschijnlijk weer allemaal niet haar schuld.quote:
Tot aan dat laatste stukje over haar favoriete uitspraken is het filmpje vrij normaal/positief. Maar haar imago in het programma was niet fantastisch nee.quote:Op donderdag 3 december 2015 09:26 schreef k_man het volgende:
You're Fired is ook een stukje 'damage control' voor de kandidaten. Tijdens de serie bouwen ze een bepaald imago op, zeggen en doen ze domme dingen en tijdens You're Fired kunnen ze dan heel sympathiek zijn, de schuld bij zichzelf leggen en zeggen dat het heel leerzaam was en dat ze alle tips en kritiek ter harte zullen nemen. Beetje om te voorkomen dat ze voor de rest van hun leven te boek staan als die idioot uit the Apprentice. Maar ja... vraag me af in hoeverre er bij Selena nog iets te redden viel...
Het gaat ook om wat ze niet zegt. Geen woord over haar gedrag. Kennelijk is ze nog steeds van mening dat daar niks mis mee was.quote:
The Series 11 - Episode 10 of 12
The eight remaining candidates are tasked with creating a new health food snack to be pitched to three major retailers. With the final looming, the teams have two days to invent the original snack and come up with a powerful brand before competing to try and earn orders from leading figures in the health food industry.
quote:The Final Five
The Series 11 - background special
Ten weeks ago, eighteen potential business partners arrived at the boardroom in the hope of becoming Lord Sugar's next business partner. As series 11 draws to a close and the tension mounts, The Apprentice: The Final Five profiles the remaining candidates.
Revealing the true stories behind the super-sized egos, it's time to get up close and personal and discover what really drives their ambition, and what makes these budding businessmen and women tick.
Featuring interviews from parents, partners and friends, along with Lord Sugar's trusted aides Karren Brady and Claude Littner, The Final Five delves into the candidates' backgrounds, and looks back over their journey in the process so far. Plus we'll hear from their fans back home, as we find out just who are the Final Five.
Drie in een aflevering is niet genoeg?quote:
The Series 11 - Episode 11 of 12
The battle to become Lord Sugar's business partner is nearing the end, as the remaining few candidates have 24 hours to brush up on their business plans and face the formidable interview process. It's time to get a grilling from four of Lord Sugar's trusted advisors, Claude Littner, Claudine Collins, Mike Soutar and new addition Linda Plant.
The next day, plans in hand, it's off to one of London's highest offices, the spectacular Leadenhall Building in the Square Mile. Lord Sugar explains that his advisors will be scrutinising their businesses and credentials, before feeding back to him so he can make his decision on who may go forward into the final.
There are familiar faces, but also some surprises for the candidates, as they take turns in the spotlight, and try their hardest to impress. One by one the Final Five are called in to face the music with Lord Sugar's unremitting mentors.
Armed with CVs and business plans, the advisors show no mercy as plans are punished and characters questioned. For one candidate it's a brutal bout as their bubble is burst leading to shattered dreams.
In the boardroom, it's excitement for some as Lord Sugar selects his favoured finalists. For others it's game over and farewell to the £250,000, as they reach the end of the road and hear the words 'You're Fired', for one last time.
quote:Why I Fired Them
The Series 11
With the final just days away, and Lord Sugar on the cusp of choosing his new business partner, The Apprentice: Why I Fired Them offers a chance to look back on the candidates who fell before the final hurdle, and the tasks that tested them to the limit.
From the impressive 'Desert Defeating Hair' campaign, to the bumper sale of million pound properties, this year's candidates have moved from great highs to jaw dropping lows. Facing the first ever zero orders for health snacks, and not forgetting the DIY disaster of painting over their client's shop sign, this year's challenges have had humour, heartache but also some outstanding performances.
Helped by previously unseen insights from the eagle eyed Karren Brady and Claude Littner, Lord Sugar leads us through the best and worst decisions made by this year's bunch of candidates. He looks back on the boardroom bust ups, and explains how he came to his decisions on who would hear the words 'You're Fired!'.
Misschien ook omdat hij in de boardroom milder leek?quote:
Denk dat hij daar wat milder is omdat hij toch elke week weer op stap is met die lui. Zal ze ongetwijfeld ook wel beetje leren kennen. Als interviewer heb je nog geen band met die mensen dus dan kan je nog iets harder zijn.quote:
Charleine zou te weinig ervaring kunnen hebben om iets groters op te zetten.quote: