Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles It's an opportunity like no other. I don't like teacher's 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 onto the fact that this task was about making money? - You're acting like an idiot! You kept shouting over him. - Guys, let it go! - Let it go! - 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. Don't dodge the question. Did you lose control of the task? - Listen for a second. - We did listen! - You're not listening again! They'll battle it out for a prize worth £25,000 - 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, no. - It's poor management. - It was bad management. ..but shine as individuals... 650, cash in hand now. SHE 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... Your task today is to go out and procure items that are going to be used in an opera. Eight hours to find ten props on a list from a London opera house. Can-del-a-brum. I reckon that's a drum. Steven's team started pitch perfect. - £6. Come on. Thank you. - Thank you. Andrew's failed to take direction. - You've only found one job so far. - Yeah, and what have you found? - I've got a number here and I've already called him. - I have an address. You're so immature sometimes. In the boardroom, it was Andrew's team that hit the high note... We've won. ..while David sang for his survival. Every single week, I come back and I fight, and I fight harder. But for Amy, it was curtains. Amy, you're fired. Now just ten remain in the battle to become the Young Apprentice. 6am. PHONE RINGS - Hello. - 'This is Lord Sugar's office. 'He would like you to meet him at the Cutty Sark. - 'The cars will be leaving in 15 minutes.' - OK, thank you. Cutty Sark? - Cutty Sark? Are you sure you're pronouncing it right? - Yeah! - Cutty Sark? - Cutty Sark? What do you think it means? Three tasks completed, and for private tutor David, three times on the losing side. I've had a 100% track record of being in the boardroom, so... I would like to break that mould and this time actually go on a treat. This will be my fourth week, and I've won every week so far. - I just don't want to lose. - Yeah. - We just need to work together as a team. - Yes. - Teamwork will make us win. - Yeah. The Cutty Sark, a major tourist attraction. Based in Greenwich, it's one of the fastest sail-powered trading ships ever built. - Good morning. - ALL: Good morning, Lord Sugar. Well, we're standing under the famous Cutty Sark. This ship was constructed in the 19th century to race tea from China to London in record time. Now, this place has just had a £50 million revamp, and what I want you to do is to revamp the very traditional British afternoon tea. Your task is to create a themed afternoon tea experience and sell it to customers at one of Britain's greatest stately homes. The rules are very simple. The team that makes the most profit will win, and in the losing team, regretfully, one of you will be fired. David, you're going to be project manager of Team Platinum, and, Alice, you're going to be project manager of Team Odyssey. - OK, everything clear? - ALL: Yes, Lord Sugar. Well, good luck, and off you go. Afternoon tea. Pouring back into fashion across the country, cakes, sandwiches and a cuppa can be a nice little earner. But before they can cut themselves a slice of this market, both teams need a teatime theme. OK, then, team, I'm going to kick this off with themes. Down in the hold with her team, project manager Alice. Looking at where we're doing it, I think we should stick with British, and, like, target the tourists. People are in Britain for our heritage, and our history, and 1940s, so I think if we go for a vintage tea party... I don't know. Vintage sort of seems cool to me, but I'm 17. In a stately home, the people that go there, 70% of them are over 35. - Is vintage cool to them? - Do you think people over 35 don't like vintage? - I don't know, cos it's sort of their day, so... - Not over 35, it's not! So, does anyone have any names that are bursting into their head? Well, what's something that's famous for being British? Tea with Elizabeth. Tea with Lizzie! Who was...? 1940, was the Queen the Queen in 1940? Up on deck, taking charge, team captain David. We should give them a twist and something that could possibly excite them. At first, in my mind, - I had the Mad Hatter's tea party idea. - I quite like the idea of the Mad Hatter. So are we going to go for a high-end product, or cheap and fun? I think quality is a key issue, but we need to keep the cost down, cos it is a task that you win on profit. Why don't we go to the cash and carry for the tea - and just the supermarket for the sandwich fillings? - Yeah. The afternoon tea theme seems to be centred around buying quite cheap ingredients for the cake, very cheap tea. People want quality when they go to these stately homes, they want an experience, and I hope the food they're going to buy and make will live up to that experience. With a theme based on the 1940s, next for Alice, plan the research. All right, so what are the main points you want us to ask? You want to know what people think is inherently British. Do you mean food or landmarks or what? Drinks, food, things like that. I really can trust you guys. You've got your heads switched on. Would you like us to find out what our market will be? Yeah, and pricing. I think we can go high-end. As regards to working as a team, I know I don't need to say it, but I want to say, if we work together, we will nail this. 'I think I definitely can take hold of strong personalities.' There have been a few spats the last couple of weeks, but everyone's really keen to get on and just crack on with this task. 10am. Both teams split up - one half to taste some teas, the rest to test the market. Do you mind if I ask you a few quick questions? What I was thinking is, you know bright-coloured food and stuff, is that the kind of thing you would stay clear of or you would like to eat? - Oh, yes, I would like that. - You like bright-coloured food. Is that fine, not a problem? - No problem. OK. Cool. Great. Researching Alice's 1940s theme, Maria, Andrew and Navdeep. What shall we try to achieve from this market research? I think generally we know what to do, but I don't know if Alice really led us in that direction. She told us that she wanted... What questions did she tell us to ask? - I think we know how to ask questions. - Yeah. - We're not four. Hi, guys, can I borrow your time for a second? What would you say is iconically British? The red phone box, the red post-box. Right. So red's quite British. That's lovely. - How much would you expect to pay? - I wouldn't know. - You wouldn't know. - And what sandwich fillings would you be expecting? - I wouldn't be expecting anything. If you were going for a high-class afternoon tea, - what would you be expecting to pay? - £25 each. - £25, nice one. - How much would you expect to pay for a high-class afternoon tea? - I'd expect to pay £30. - What would you expect the price to be? - £5 maximum. Price-wise, what are you thinking? I've got a lot of tens and one 25 and one 30. - Depends on what people are there. - It also depends on what we're actually serving. I think the market research was a bit of a disorganised confusion. We didn't really have clear direction. Well done. For Patrick and Alice, something more civilised... - We're here for afternoon tea. - May I show you to your table? - Of course. ..the way it's done at London's top tables. You get a range of teas, finger sandwiches, and then French pastries and specialist mini cakes. We start our afternoon tea with a lemon elderflower posset - with fresh strawberries. - Oh! - Thank you. All done? Perfect, perfect! I think this is the nicest thing I've ever tasted. Look at this asparagus as well. - That's quite nice, actually, with the brioche. - Isn't it? Mmm! I genuinely think this is really important cos this is what we want to try and aim for. Mmm. Alice has come here to see what an English afternoon tea is all about. I think she's slightly got carried away. Alice and Patrick are talking about quality, but the 1940s theme, that clashes with high-end. I don't know where they're pitching this extravaganza. Shall we phone Alice, let her know all the stuff we found out? Over here you can see there is a little bit more attached to it. MOBILE RINGS Sorry, that's our... - Sorry. - Sorry about this. - Just cancel it. - It's stopped. - They're not picking up. - Try again. Try again, try again. - Try again. - Sorry about that. - It's all right. No worries. OK. They didn't pick up. Oh, well. It's not like we have any deadlines to meet(!) Midday. Off to find cut-price fillings for their Mad Hatter tea, project manager David and Ashleigh. - See, I love jam and cheese sandwiches. - Jam and cheese?! Jam and cheese is really nice. It's like cheese and cranberry, but jam and cheese. So, right, First of all, we need to go and get the cucumbers. I think we need to discuss the sandwiches. If we do salmon and cucumber, ham, jam and cheese and then what about chocolate spread or banana and chocolate spread? - Um...yeah. - Yeah. Ham works out about £9.60. 28 on cheese. 29p. Mixed fruit jam. David is quite influenced by what I say. It's good for me, but I think as a project manager he needs to be a bit firmer. - Are those the cheapest? - Yeah, they're a pound. They're 1.30. At home, I don't really do much of the grocery shopping. Ashleigh lives by herself, so she has experience of knowing how much we might need. It's great that she's guiding me on that. - I'm happy, are you happy? - Yeah. - What else do you want to get? You wanted lettuce. See, I thought we'd scrap the lettuce cos... Ash has been driving the recipes, driving the decisions on what fillings and how much to buy. David's just sort of going along with whatever she says. - Right, we've not organised a price per head. - Oh, yes. - Do we think 7.99 per person or do you want to go 6.99 per person? - The... Because other groups round the corner, I don't want to risk them being very cheap... Compared to us, yeah. - I'd go for 6.50, which is enough profit, I think. - Yeah. - £7, then, or 6.50? You make that decision. - Yeah. - 6.50 or £7? - I think 6.50 is a good price. - I think £7 cos... Yeah, well, that's totally understandable. If you think £7, fine. After a top-class tea... - Tell them how amazing our... - I don't think we should tell them how amazing... ..time to switch on the phone. - Hello? - Hi. - Alice, we've been trying to call you. - It's OK. We've just got it. 'Is everyone happy?' - No, not really, but... - Um... - Not hugely. Sorry, guys. We didn't really have much of a choice. We were doing our research. It would have been rude to pick up. It's a minor issue that we're going to get over. I'm not annoyed at you for this. - We're just going to go on, we're moving on. - OK, then. Great. See you later. Bye. 'The fact that she didn't pick up the phone' after we'd done our market research, I don't know, she could have been busy, but it was very annoying because we'd been out doing that and we wanted to give her the results. That is lack of organisation and, to be quite frank, stupid. 2pm. A Central London bakery. - Ooh, I quite like that green. - That is quite a cool colour.