Posted on 06/10/2010
Laura Moore will star in the Apprentice which starts at 9pm on BBC One tonight - Picture credit: BBC /TALKBACK
Royal Holloway student Laura Moore, who interrupted her studies to put the skills she had learnt in her first year at the College into practice, has now thrown herself into another challenge – to be Lord Sugar’s next Apprentice.
The Apprentice Series 6 kicks off at 9pm on BBC One tonight (6 October) where Laura will join 15 aspiring tycoons as they battle for boardroom supremacy.
Laura, who studied Management and International Business at Royal Holloway's School of Management, has spent the last year working as a management consultant where she has brought in more than £500,000 of new business. She describes herself as “ballsy’ but insists she can make friends easily. She says: “A lot of people can talk the talk, it’s very easy to fluff up what you’ve done but my results are hard-proven.”
Debra Barr, who graduated with a BA in English Literature at Royal Holloway in 2006 made it as far as the final three contestants on The Apprentice when she appeared on the show last year.
This year Lord Sugar wastes no time in telling the candidates that mistakes will not be tolerated: "I've read all your CVs and on paper you all look very good. But then again so does fish and chips...I need someone who is dynamic and ambitious and is not scared to take a risk. I'm not interested in any Steady Eddies or Cautious Carols. I'm looking for someone who is exceptional."
Aided once again by no-nonsense adviser Nick Hewer, Lord Sugar will also be joined by top businesswoman and Vice Chairman of West Ham, Karren Brady who will both be keeping a close eye on the proceedings and helping Lord Sugar to decide the fate of the candidates.
Tonight’s episode follows the candidates as they set about making and selling sausages on the streets of London.