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Could you avoid being fired? (TV opportunity for UK teens) Answered

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Sir Alan Sugar is to put a group of 10 teenagers through their paces in a youth version of The Apprentice, the BBC has announced.

Junior Apprentice will feature five girls and five boys aged 16 and 17, who will be set a variety of business tasks to test their entrepreneurial skills.

The winner will win a prize worth up to 25,000GBP* and tailored to his or her individual career prospects.

The set-up is very much like the original version - losing teams end up in the board room, and one member gets fired.

You don't need to have business experience, you don't need to be an academic high-flyer, you just need the will, aptitude and the sheer gumption to go for it.

Apply via the BBC website.

"Adult" Apprentice website.

BBC story

*Why does the site still play Billy Suggers with the sterling sign?

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Keith-Kid (author)2009-05-21
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Keith-Kid (author)Kiteman2009-05-21

Puerto Rico------------------------------------------------------------------------------->UK

-- = distance, Money
Besides, I'm 15.

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Kiteman (author)Keith-Kid2009-05-21

Starting hitch-hiking now, by the time you get here you'll be the right age...

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arylic (author)2009-06-05

i would sure take part....

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DJ Radio (author)2009-05-22

I would think the only way to be fired is to make equipment that only YOU could fix, making replacing you the company's worst idea.

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PKM (author)2009-05-22

Why does the site still play Billy Suggers with the sterling sign?

Along with the Yen, cent and Peseta symbol, and the greek alphabet, accented roman characters and lines/boxes, it's in the magical second half of the ASCII set (what I like to call the "boite diabolique") which the site seems not to like.

Alt+0176 is a perfectly valid code for the degree symbol, which I use in ASCII text quite a lot, but you can't put it in comments. I can't have the e-acute that's meant to be in my surname either (if I ever actually put my real name on the site, that is :P)

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KentsOkay (author)2009-05-22

Damn pretentious brits....

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Doctor What (author)2009-05-21

I wish I lived in the UK! I would take all of those m************* down!

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Kiteman (author)whatsisface2009-05-21

Don't stare, apply (what's the worst they can do?).

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whatsisface (author)Kiteman2009-05-21

Five friends have since you posted this. Facebook is wondeful :D

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