The Apprentice is back – with yet another recruiter hopeful!

A Birmingham-based IT recruiter will be seeking to follow in the footsteps of previous recruiter Apprentice winners Ricky Martin and Lee McQueen.

The BBC has today unveiled the latest batch of hopefuls, who will compete in weekly tasks in a bid to land the title of The Apprentice winner 2017 and go into business with multi-millionaire tycoon Lord Sugar.

As per usual the recruitment sector has a representative for us all to cheer on. His name is James White, a director at Birmingham-based IT recruiter Right Time Recruitment.

Let’s hope White can follow the successes of 2012 winner Ricky Martin and managing director of Hyper Recruitment Solutions and 2008 winner Lee McQueen, the founder of Raw Talent Academy.

You can follow White’s progress from launch night next Wednesday – which incidentally is in the evening following Recruiter’s Investing in Talent Awards… So you can come to the lunchtime recruitment celebrations and snuggle up in front of the telly in the evening cheering on a recruitment hopeful!

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