The Apprentice 2017: Apply to become a candidate!

The Apprentice 2017 auditions and applications

The Apprentice 2017 start date

The Apprentice 2017 applications are now open for you to become a candidate in the next series.

The latest run has only just finished with the final last night but filming for what will be the thirteenth series will begin in just a few months' time.

It was Alana who won The Apprentice 2016 after a tense final task against rival Courtney Wood.

In the boardroom, Lord Sugar made his final decision and said: "It’s a tough one, but I’ve got to make a decision, and go with my gut feeling. So, Alana, you’re going to be my business partner.”

After learning of her win, Alana said: “It’s amazing, I think I’m still in shock! But I’m incredibly excited about the future of ‘By Alana’ and about working with Lord Sugar – I can’t wait to get started.”

Alana's business now has it's £250,000 cash injection, could yours be next?

To date Apprentice boss Lord Sugar has given out £1.25 million to fledgling businesses and another £250,000 investment will be up for grabs next year.

With the boardroom doors set to open once again, the application process is now OPEN for you to apply until 23:59 on Monday 30th January 2017

If your application is successful you will be invited to attend an interview in February with callbacks in March, so keep your diary free!

The successful candidate will set up a new business which will be owned jointly (50/50) with Lord Sugar, and receive a life-changing initial investment worth up to £250,000.

As well as a good business idea, you need to be of 18 years or over and legally entitled to work in the UK without restriction.

If you think you've got what it takes, then the process starts here...

> Apply for The Apprentice

The Apprentice 2017 / Series 13 will air on BBC One next year.

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