The Apprentice UK returns to our screens for a new series on Thursday (February 1).

The award winning business show returns for its 18th series in 2024 as 18 new candidates get set to compete in a range of new tasks in the hope of winning the £250,000 investment and mentorship from Lord Sugar.

Series 18 will see Lord Sugar return with his trusted advisers Baroness Karen Brady and Tim Campbell along with the 18 new candidates. 

Ahead of Lord Sugar and the show's return, here is everything you need to know about the new series of The Apprentice.

The Apprentice 2024 candidates

The 18 new candidates taking part in the new series of The Apprentice UK are:

  • Amina Khan (Ilford)
  • Dr. Asif Munaf (Sheffield)
  • Flo Edwards (London)
  • Foluso Falade (Manchester)
  • Jack Davies (Bristol)
  • Maura Rath (Wexford)
  • Noor Bouziane (Liverpool)
  • Oliver Medforth (Yorkshire)
  • Onyeka Nweze (London)
  • Paul Bowen (Lancashire)
  • Dr. Paul Midha (Leeds)
  • Phil Turner (Bognor Regis)
  • Rachel Woolford (Leeds)
  • Raj Chohan (Leamington Spa)
  • Sam Saadet (Essex)
  • Steve Darken (London)
  • Tre Lowe (London)
  • Virdi Singh Mazaria (Leicester)

For more details on each of the candidates visit the BBC website.

The Apprentice 2024 trailer

The BBC revealed the start date for the new series of The Apprentice earlier this month (January). 

With the release date came a trailer, giving fans a first look at what to expect in series 18.

You can see The Apprentice 2024 trailer here:

When does The Apprentice start and where to watch?

The new series of The Apprentice starts on Thursday (February 1) at 9pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

You can watch the new series of The Apprentice every Thursday at 9pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.