Apprentice winner puts jobseekers through their paces
FORMER Apprentice winner Lee McQueen will be putting jobseekers through their paces at a unique recruitment event next month.
Mr McQueen, who won the BBC series judged by Lord Sugar in 2008, is bringing his new company Raw Talent Academy to Windsor Racecourse, in Maidenhead Road, on Thursday, July 5.
Graduates and non-graduates are invited to apply for the day which will feature a series of Apprentice style tasks as candidates compete to impress judges from recruitment organisation abrs, based in Henley and London.
Mr McQueen said: "It is going to be challenging for the people who come along, but it could seriously improve people's career prospects.
"The tasks are based on my own experience from The Apprentice, but obviously they are a lot shorter and sharper.
"The candidates do not need bits of paper with qualifications on them, they need hunger, talent and the right work ethic."
Regarding his own experience since he won the high-profile show four years ago the father-of-one from Oxford said: "I was lucky that when I took part it was still the old format when you had the chance to work for Lord Sugar.
"I did that, but I wanted to go my own way and set up my own business. It has all been good experience."
There are spaces for 30 people to take part in the audition day and eight people could be offered a job by abrs.
Andrew Bailey, managing director of the company, said: "We are looking for people that stand out from the crowd. We are not interested in people that are followers, we want people that are bold."
To apply to be part of the auditions visit www.rawtalentacademy.com/join-academy by Friday, June 29.
This article appeared in Royal Borough Observer 27 Jun 12