The Apprentice 2017 contestants: Meet the candidates left on this year's show

The Apprentice candidates 2017: Meet the cast of the new BBC series

The Apprentice Series 13 candidates

Here are The Apprentice 2017 contestants left on the current series of the BBC One show.

The Apprentice Series 13 has attracted candidates from a range of business sectors - from fashion and construction to floristry and engineering - who will have to adapt quickly to work as a team and avoid the boardroom firing.

With tasks including creating a range of burgers, branding and selling robots, to planning a premium corporate experience at a sports event and running a doggy day care, the candidates will be tested outside their comfort zones to truly showcase their business know-how.

As usual, at the end of every task, at least one candidate will be fired by Lord Sugar as the cast compete for a £250,000 business investment.

The Apprentice 2017 continues TONIGHT on November 15 at 9PM on BBC One.

The Apprentice 2017 contestants

Andrew Brady

Andrew Brady
Andrew Brady

Age: 26
Current Job: Project Engineer
From: Cheshire

Andrew, a project engineer in the aerospace industry, says his best business quality is his relentless work ethic. He cites his coal miner grandad as an inspiration as "he was the hardest worker you could ever know."

Anisa Topan

Anisa Topan
Anisa Topan

Age: 36
Current Job: Owner, Fashion PR Agency
From: Surrey

Anisa owns her own fashion PR consultancy and by her own admission, is all action - and says she gets irritated if people are slow to grasp concepts. She admits she can find it hard to listen and sometimes misses things when she is excited about an idea, but is good at "winning" in business.

Bushra Shaikh

Bushra Shaikh
Bushra Shaikh

Age: 34
Current Job: Owner, Clothing Company
From: Surrey

Bushra is owner and designer of her own modest fashion label, creating luxury apparel for Muslim women. Inspired by Coco Chanel, she believes her skills and determination are all she needs to succeed in The Apprentice, but she’s known to be pushy to get what she wants.

Charles Burns

Charles Burns
Charles Burns

Age: 24
Current Job: Management Consultant
From: Manchester

Charles has his fingers in many business pies, including a management consultancy, a watch trading company and a comparison website. He believes his best qualities are his passion, drive and determination but admits he can talk too much and doesn’t always listen. He says as long as it’s within the rules, he will stop at nothing to win.

Elizabeth McKenna

Elizabeth McKenna
Elizabeth McKenna

Age: 39
Current Job: Owner, Florist Chain
From: Nottinghamshire

Elizabeth describes herself as a "slightly bonkers country girl" and has a love of dogs and horses. She is a hands on practical person and will have a go at doing any job. She thinks her killer business instincts mean she’s good at making snap decisions, she says what she thinks and shoots from the hip.

Harrison Jones

Harrison Jones
Harrison Jones

Age: 27
Current Job: Sales Executive
From: London

Harrison started his own landscaping business aged 19 and is currently working on a number of business ventures including property development, a healthy eating brand and a streetwear brand. Fully aware that he must work hard to be successful, Harrison genuinely believes he has exactly what is needed to make this happen.

Jade English

 Jade English
Jade English

Age: 25
Current Job: PR & Marketing Manager
From: Manchester

In her role as PR and marketing manager, Jade creates content to advertise and enhance her clients’ presence on social media. She believes she has the ability to pick up on people’s behaviours, and therefore finds it easy to make friends and build rapport. She thinks her greatest business skills are her creativity and passion.

James White

James White
James White

Age: 26
Current Job: Owner, Recruitment Firm
From: Birmingham

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.

Joanna Jarjue

Joanna Jarjue
Joanna Jarjue

Age: 23
Current Job: Digital Marketing Manager
From: Manchester

In her current role, Joanna creates multi-channel strategies to improve the digital footprint of companies. She considers being determined and a great talker to be her best qualities. She hates being patronised, but will remain resilient on the show.

Michaela Wain

Michaela Wain
Michaela Wain

Age: 33
Current Job: Business Owner, Construction
From: Bolton

Michaela mostly works on the day-to-day operations of a construction magazine, alongside her role at several other companies in the building sector. She believes she is very easy-going and tries to see the positive in all situations, but admits she can sometimes have a short fuse. Working as a woman in a very male-dominated industry, she says she despises men who talk down to her.

Sajan Shah

Sajan Shah
Sajan Shah

Age: 24
Current Job: Owner, Event Company
From: London

Alongside running his business supplying entertainment to events, Sajan works at a health and safety consultancy as the Head of HR. He claims that the majority of candidates will be using him as their role model after the series, and believes his greatest quality is his ability to read people, but does admit that sometimes he doesn’t listen enough.

Sarah Lynn

Sarah Lynn
Sarah Lynn

Age: 35
Current Job: Owner, Confectionery Company
From: London

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.

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