Lord Sugar, Nick Hewer and Karren Brady return for Young Apprentice 2011

Young Apprentice board

It's only been since July that bossy Lord Sugar, ever fabulous Nick Hewer and the lovely Karren Brady were on our screens, but it's still been far too long a await for us to see them again! Fortunately, the trio are back next week with a new show, Young Apprentice.

We say new show, but it's quite clearly just Junior Apprentice with a new name, plus four extra candidates and it'll run for even longer than before.

Yippee!

Lord Sugar will be offering the budding teenagers "the opportunity of a lifetime" as they embark on the usual series of tough tasks that the 'adult' candidates have to face, and despite their ages it's still a case of the fittest as the tasks become more and more challenging.

From fashion designers and hair dressers to internet moguls and polo enthusiasts, the backgrounds of the twelve teenage Young Apprentice 2011 candidates varies, but they all share a keen entrepreneurial spirit that makes them want to win the title - and only one can succeed in becoming the next Young Apprentice.

Young Apprentice 2011 group

The candidates have been picked because they claim to have the capability, passion and raw business talent to take on the challenge and be the one to win access to a fund worth £25,000. The fund will go towards kick-starting their very own business career, and will be tailored to their individual career prospects and development.

Lord Sugar warns them: “You are young, don’t try and pretend like you know it all because believe me it’ll be embarrassing.”

With tasks including making and selling ice cream, launching a new brand of deodorant and creating an online video game, the candidates will quickly learn that Lord Sugar doesn’t hang about when it comes to separating the wheat from the chaff.

They will live in a luxurious townhouse in St John’s Wood, North London, giving them a taste of the lavish lives they dream of. For some, it’s their first time away from home, but for all it’s the chance to experience what life could be like as a high flyer. When the winner is crowned they will be given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be mentored by Britain’s most famous boss.

Lord Sugar’s search for his next Young Apprentice is about to begin...

Young Apprentice starts on Monday (24th October), 9PM, BBC One.

> In Pictures: The Young Apprentice 2011 candidates revealed!

> Young Apprentice 2011 candidates: Meet the boys!

> Young Apprentice 2011 candidates: Meet the girls!

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