The Apprentice series 17 – how to apply online

The production team behind the BBC show The Apprentice has started its search for candidates for series 17.

Naked – part of Freemantle Media – has posted the online application at the BBC’s The Apprentice website.

The winner will receive a £250,000 investment in their business idea.

So far, Lord Sugar has invested almost £3million through The Apprentice.

READ MORE: Take a look at the past winners and what they did next

Series 16 of the show is due to air on January 6. The 12-part series starts with task to come up with a marketing campaign for a new cruise liner, including creating a brand and a television advert.

This year, Lord Sugar is joined by Baroness Brady and the winner of series one, Tim Campbell MBE.

READ MORE: All about Karren Brady, Tim Campbell and Lord Sugar

The return of the business based show coincides with the return of Dragons’ Den.

Entrepreneur Steven Bartlett joins the team of dragon investors for this series. Read more on his incredible career so far.

You can keep up to date with all our Dragons’ Den news here

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