The Apprentice 2017 finalists: Final two candidates profiled

The Apprentice candidates in the final confirmed

The Apprentice 2017 finalists have been confirmed ahead of tonight’s grand final.

There have been ten weeks of tasks and the interviews are now over with after a triple firing saw the final two candidates chosen.

Sarah Lynn and James White are the only two left standing and this evening they face the FINAL where one of them will go on to win Lord Sugar’s £250,000 investment and become his new business partner.

Here we profile the two remaining candidates…

Sarah Lynn

Sarah Lynn
Sarah Lynn

Age: 35
Current Job: Owner, Confectionery Company
From: London
Stats: Six wins (One as Project Manager) / Four losses (One as Project Manager)

Sarah created and leads a sweet gifting business that focuses on confectionery products for retailers and corporate clients. She considers herself to be a “people person”, and believes her ability to sell is one of her greatest assets.

She doesn’t think she needs tactics to win, intending to simply be herself throughout the process.

James White

James White
James White

Age: 26
Current Job: Owner, Recruitment Firm
From: Birmingham
Stats: Five wins (One as Project Manager) / Five losses (One as Project Manager)

James runs his own IT recruitment business and considers his drive and ambition to be his best qualities – he believes no one has ambition like him. He says he also has good energy, and his charming nature works well in business.

He used to have the nickname ‘Del Boy’, and enjoys white collar boxing as a hobby.

He says: “Intimidation is what motivates me. I want to be bigger and more successful than anyone else.”


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THE FINAL of The Apprentice airs tonight, SUNDAY, 17 December, 9pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

The final show will be immediately followed by an hour special of You’re Hired.