A Bournemouth University graduate is to compete for a job on the popular BBC television show The Apprentice.
Jennifer Garbis, who graduated in 2015 with a first class degree in Business Studies, will hope to come out on top against 17 other contestants to win a job alongside Lord Alan Sugar.
The 23 year old graduate describes herself as ‘an adrenaline junkie who is only happy when she’s busy’. Speaking in the BBC press release for the launch of the programme, Jenny said, “You will see my name in lights – Jenny Garbis, don’t forget that. That’s going to be a global name. That’s going to be an entrepreneur everyone looks up to.”
Carly Lamont is a lecturer on the Business Studies course and taught Jennifer during her time at BU. She said, “Jenny joined BU in 2012 and was a fantastic student with unbelievable levels of enthusiasm and commitment to her studies as well as her longer term career aspirations. She is a delightful young lady who knows her own mind and is driven to succeed in everything she does.
“She's hard working and extremely self-motivated which was demonstrated when she achieved a First in her BA (Hons)Business Studies degree here at BU despite having to complete a number of final year assignments (and examinations) under extreme time constraints due to the demands of The Apprentice selection process and later, participation in the series.”
Jenny will hope to avoid hearing the infamous words “You’re fired” and make it through the boardroom drama as she competes to become Lord Sugar’s new business partner and win a £250k investment.
Lord Sugar said to the BBC, “It sometimes gets a bit underestimated because this is an incredible opportunity. A new company will be formed and 250,000 thousand pounds will be injected in there, no strings attached. The bottom line is, this process works. I’ve invested one million pounds in all four winners and all four of those people are doing fantastically well and I’m expecting the winner of this particular process to carry on that trend. £250,000, it’s an acorn which we want grown into a great oak tree.”
The programme will air on Thursday nights on BBC One at 9pm, starting on Thursday 15 October 2015, with more information on the BBC website.
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