Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles It's an opportunity like no other. I don't like teachers' pets and I don't like school bullies. What I like is young people that have the potential to succeed in business. From all over the country, Britain's youngest aspiring entrepreneurs - have come to London. - Has everybody signed on to the fact that this task was all about making money? - You're acting like an idiot. You kept shouting over him. - Guys, let it go! - Let it go, seriously. - Stop shouting, Amy. Aged 16 and 17, all have a burning passion for business. - Are you going to listen to me? - We're not doing this now, OK? Don't dodge the question. Did you lose control of the task? - Listen. - We did listen. - There you go, not even listening again. They'll battle it out for a prize worth £25,000... - Fabulous! - ..the ultimate kick-start to a career in business. Oh, I'm sweating like a pig at the butcher's! But to succeed, they'll have to impress the boss - Lord Sugar. You tried to be too clever, and I'm afraid that it's backfired. In charge of a vast business empire, Lord Sugar started his career while still at school. Now he's on the hunt for his next Young Apprentice. Bottom line is - you totally went off the rails here. To win, they have to work as a team... - No, no. It's poor management. - It was bad management. - ..but shine as individuals. - 650, cash in hand now. GIRL SHRIEKS Because, in the end, there can only be one Young Apprentice. With regret, you're fired. You're fired. You're fired. Previously on Young Apprentice.... Now, your task today is that you are going to have to produce a cookery book. ..Lucy's team served up recipes for students. Six teaspoons of peanut butter, four tablespoons of sweet chilli sauce. But in the race to meet the deadline... - When are we getting pictures through? - Are they having a laugh? ..things boiled over. Those sorts of comments are poor from a project manager. - Are you all right? Don't worry about it. - I'm just really angry. Sean's team launched a cook book for the professional women... Ooh, that looks really good. ..against the advice of its focus group. They didn't like just girls. They wanted busy, professional men and women. You never listen to absolutely everything from your market research. And Patrick's pitch... It's really not meant to be, er... Erm... It's not, it's really not meant... ..was thin pickings. That pitch was an absolute disaster. In the boardroom, the student cook book was the best seller. Supermarket, Nick? 5,000 copies. 5,000. Wow. David was brought to book. The fatal error was the market. But it was young publisher Sean proved the author of his own downfall. Your mistake today was taking your eye off the ball. Sean, it is with regret, you're fired. Now just ten remain in the fight to become Lord Sugar's next Young Apprentice. 6am. PHONE TINKLES - Good morning. - 'This is Lord Sugar's office. 'He would like you to meet him at the Coliseum. - 'The cars will be ready in 20 minutes.' - OK, thank you. Bye. Guys, in 20 minutes the car's coming to pick us up. HE GROANS Ow. 20 minutes, guys! 20 minutes! 20 minutes. Get up. - Do you know where the Coliseum is? - I think it's a stadium or something. I think it's going to be a manic day. I think this 20 minutes is a start of what's to come. I got a slap on my hand for being too quiet, - so this week I have to put up my volume a bit. - Yeah. Game on. The London Coliseum. Purpose-built as a world-class theatre, now famous for its opera. First, an overture from the boss. - Good morning. - Good morning, Lord Sugar. Welcome to the London Coliseum. This is the home of the English National Opera. And in order to put on these great operas, obviously they need the singers, the musicians, the actors and, of course, the set. And your task today has got a lot to do with that. You're going to go out and procure ten items that are going to be used in an opera. So this task is all about the art of negotiation - you're going to have to get the right price and you're going to have to do it in the right amount of time. Now, I'm going to mix the teams up. David, I'd like you to move across to Team Platinum. And Navdeep and Alice, you move over here to Team Odyssey. - Everything clear? - Yes, Lord Sugar. - Well, very good luck. I'll see you back in the boardroom tomorrow morning. OK? Off you go. With over 200 performances each year, the producers need plenty of props. From antiques to animals, from the stylish to the sinister. The teams have eight hours and a list of ten items to find and buy for some of the world's most famous opera productions. But first, they need leaders. - Project manager. - I would like to put myself forward this week. I feel I've been in the boardroom twice and both times it was probably because I wasn't leading the team. Does anyone else want to put themselves...? - I was going to. - I actually think Steven's really good at organising. - Shall we just take a vote? - You guys go for it then. - Steven. - Steven. - Sorry. - That's fine. 'When I'm in a team, I like to know what role I'm doing,' when I'm doing it, how I'm doing it. I make sure people know what they're doing, when, and how. - Are you three OK with being on one team? - That's fine. - OK. - Lucy, I'm going to put you as leader. - That's fine. Actually, reconsidering, as you wanted to be project manager, - do you want to lead the sub-team? - I'd love to. - Yeah? When you manage men you have to treat them like dogs, then they'll know who the leader is. When managing women, you must flatter them, you have to be kind, smile, show your softer side. OK, so, David, I'm going to put you as project manager for the sub-team. OK. Lead the ladies. Into the spotlight to lead the other team, catering entrepreneur Andrew. I would like to put myself forward as project manager. - I'm good with money management and I'd like to win so bad. - THEY LAUGH - I think I can lead yous to a win, definitely. - Who votes for Andrew? OK, let's get going. Right, shall we go through each item? Alice, have a look for the human hair. Nav, keep looking for the red velvet. Get a few numbers together. I'll have a look for the car. Maria, have a look for the cash register. Patrick, look for the boots. Right, have they all got your items? Start looking. I was just wondering whether you sell real hair? - Do you know what votives are? - 'No, I don't know.' 'The strategy is definitely just try and find shops 'which have the items in.' We can't leave if we haven't got leads. I was just wondering, would you know anything about taxidermy? - 'About what, sorry - taxi driving?' - No, taxidermy. Do you know what votives are? 'Bald heads?' What I was thinking, we've got ten items. If we do two items each... I'm perfectly happy with the car and the fabric. I sort of want to do the car. The black plastic link chain... We'd need to look for, like, an independent DIY shop. - There's two items that I have no idea what they are. - Me too. - OK, are we all talking about the same two items? - Votive. - And caddle-a-brum. - Yeah. I don't have a clue what these are either. Can-del-a-brum. - Yeah, candelabrum. - Candelabrum. - Candelabrum. Maybe it's something that goes in a car or in a washing machine. - MUMBLED: - Candelabrum... - Ca-da-le-brum. Cadalebrum? Candelabrum. - Can-del-a-brum. - Candelabrum. - Candelabrum. What's the majority saying? Do we reckon that's a drum? Maybe it might be good if we separated now. We need to start going to places, so have you got your items? - Are you clear on what you've got to do? - We'll see you guys in a bit. - Remember, the cheapest that you can go. - Yeah. - Got it. Bye, guys. - See you later, good luck. While Andrew's team stays put, Steven and his team split, hit the road... and carry on calling. Do you have army boots? - 'What type do you want?' - I want ten pairs of size nines. Do you have a 30-metre black plastic chain? - 'I'm sorry. This is a pet shop. We don't sell that.' - OK, thanks. C-A-N D-E-L-A-B RUM. Candelabrum. 'I'm not sure on that one, I'm afraid.' - Do you sell olive trees? - 'We do, yeah.' We're looking specifically for a four-foot olive tree. - 'Er, we have got a four-foot tree.' - OK, thank you very much. Thanks, bye. Lucy, you're going to lead out on this sale and flirt your way... - Oh, God. I don't know if I can do that. - You can, Lucy. Hello. I just spoke to you on the phone. - I'm looking for a four-foot olive tree. - Standard or lollipop or bush? I don't know. Can we look at both of them? That looks about right. - It is really nice. It is £62.95, though. - It is, isn't it? - Mm. - Could you push the price down for us? - Down a little. Why should I? Tell you what, let's give the whole garden centre here a discount. No! - No, no, but... - Tell you what, I'll get my staff in and see if they'll take a discount. - We'll buy this tree. - I'll tell you what - hang on. - Come back! What I did notice is that you have a 10% discount on your... - House plants. - House plants, yes. Could we perhaps negotiate that to be a house plant by any chance? - It's a good line. - We are desperate for this plant. - Are you really? If you're that desperate, you'll pay anything! - It would really, really help us out. - We'll call it a house plant. - And you can have your 10%. - Could we do 15%? - Could you please push it down to 15%? - No. 10%. Are you not willing to go down a bit further, with a face like this? - OK, fine, we won't go there. - I've said 10% and that's it. - 10%, we'll take it. - Thank you very much. - We'll shake on it. - All right. High-five, guys. I think that that went really well. Something that I would like to remind you, Amy, is that Lucy did say that she was going to lead out on that. I didn't get the deal, she got the deal. Yeah, but when she's talking, let her do most of the talking. Yeah? OK. If I was going to liken my business skills to any animal I'd pick a tiger or a lion, because I think those are quite aggressive animals and don't like to be messed with. Can you pass me the phone? Back at the Coliseum, determined to find leads before leaving, Andrew's team. Islington, is that... That's London? Andrew, we've been looking at these books now for half an hour. And we've found some things. I'm very nearly on a car, - you're looking at boots. - We've had two businesses - - they could be in different parts of London. - Where even are we now? - Have we got any maps? - Just this. - Just this. What part of London should we stick to? As project manager, you should make that decision. You can't just pin me when I don't know London. So far I really think we have no form of organisational structure whatsoever. I mean, we've got, "You find this and we'll go out and buy some stuff." Other than that, nothing. - You've only found one shop so far? - Yeah, and what have you found? - I've got a number here. - I have an actual address. You're so immature sometimes. OK, let's just get on because we've got to do this all day. Don't worry, the other team will be having as much problems as we are. East London. First stop for Steven and Ashley, a street full of discount shops. Right. So we need 15 metres red velvet. Cool, let's go. - Usually 9.95 a metre. - It's going to be 150 quid, isn't it? Would you be able to do around the £4-5 mark? - I need literally your absolute best. - I'll do it at the 6.50 mark. If you could drop to 6, we would be more than happy. Shake my hand. - 50's my margin, honestly. - £6. - Go on. - Thank you. That's £90, please. - You don't know what a candella-brum is, do you? - No, I'm afraid I don't. - Sorry. - Neither do we!