The search has begun for Lord Alan Sugar’s next business partner as The Apprentice as applications for the BBC programme are now open for series 17.

The winner of The Apprentice will receive an investment of up to £250,000 and will go into a 50:50 business partnership with Lord Sugar himself.

Those who wish to have an opportunity to see their business idea come a reality, might need to hurry, as the application deadline is on February 4.

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Oxford Mail: The Apprentice - applications open

Once selected, auditions will take place throughout the month of February.

The Apprentice series 16 started on Thursday, January 7.

Viewers will be able to enjoy the show on Thursday nights onwards at 9pm on BBC One.


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