David and Amy – Lord Sugar will see you now
Two bright sparks from Luton are hoping to prove their business worth as they take part in the new series of Young Apprentice starting next week.
Luton Sixth Form College student David Odhiambo and Cardinal Newman student Amy Corrigan are two of 12 candidates in the BBC series hoping to be chosen by Lord Alan Sugar to win the £25,000 business fund prize.
Kenyan-born David, 17, is studying for A-levels in economics, philosophy, maths with statistics and the extended project qualification, and is the student council chairman.
He said: “I have a disease called megalomania; this is a condition that means I am highly obsessed with wealth, power and omnipotence.”
David works for Luton Borough Council as chair of ‘Young Voices West’ and helps organise events in the local community.
He also tutors children, has a paper round, and enjoys reading, cooking, debating, and philosophising. David said he is inspired by Barack Obama and hopes that one day David will be studied in history classes.
Sixth Form principal Chris Nicholls said: “We’re really proud of David. Young Apprentice has been a fantastic opportunity for him to develop his skills and improve his future prospects.
“David has strong leadership skills which he has been able to utilise through his key role on the student council.
“He is a great ambassador for the college, working as a representative of student views to liaise with senior management.”
Mr Nicholls said David was a shining example of what he described as a “healthy and vibrant business and enterprise culture” at the college.
He said: “There are a lot of students learning about business and enterprise here. We are developing links with a large number of local businesses, and doing what we can to increase opportunities for our students. In that context, Young Apprentice has been really good for David to gain direct experience of the business world.”
Amy, also 17, is studying for A-Levels in media and double business and currently lives in West Hampstead.
Her first job was working in a fish and chip shop, and she enjoys running, playing football, and used to play rugby for Croydon Hurricanes U13s.
She is a huge fan of Zac Efron and admires David Beckham for his hard work and dedication to sport.
Amy said: “I just like being at the top. I don’t want to be in the middle, floating, I just want to be right on the top because there is nothing higher than the top.”
Amy’s mother Liz Harker said: “I am so proud of Amy. She has always had a business brain. I am so amazed that she has got through to the show and I am absolutely overjoyed, I love her very much.”
See how David and Amy cope in the Boardroom from November 1, 8pm on BBC One.
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