TV Apprentice Candidate Visits Her Old School

Brittany Carter, a competitor in the current series of The Apprentice on BBC 1, visited her old school to give students some tips on life after education.

Brittany, who left Colston’s Girls’ School ten years ago, is now a sales manager with Marriott Hotels in Bristol and one of the 12 hopefuls bidding to win the support of Sir Alan Sugar  and fellow judges Baroness Karren Brady and Tim Campbell. Her business idea is to develop the first alcoholic protein drink.

She returned to what is now Montpelier High School and V6 sixth form in Montpelier, Bristol, to talk to students during National Apprenticeship Week. Brittany gave a talk to the whole school about careers, further education and apprenticeship opportunities.

She also met the school’s own apprentices, Team Chenna, who have spent the past few months competing with other budding entrepreneurs in Bristol schools as part of the national Young Enterprise (YE) contest. YE gives young people a taste of the world of work and the excitement of running their own business, in partnership with businesses and volunteers. 

Team Chenna produce henna candles and will have them on sale at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, on March 5. 

Students from throughout the school submitted questions to Brittany, who studied hotel management at the University of Essex after attending St Brendan’s Sixth Form College. They wanted to know about the TV show and Lord Sugar, apprenticeship opportunities and the advantages of on-the-job training compared with an academic route, and about Brittany’s own school days: her favourite subjects, teachers and which house she had been in.

After the visit, Brittany wrote on her social media: “It was such a pleasure to return to my secondary school, @MontpelierHigh, to speak to the girls about my career journey and being a woman in business. The students are so talented and I have no doubt they will take the business world by storm!”

Montpelier High School principal Kerry McCullagh said: “Brittany was a really inspirational visitor. We are proud to have her as a former students and wish her all the best for the rest of the series of The Apprentice.”

The show began its 12-week run on January 6. The eventual winner will be given the opportunity to be Lord Sugar’s business partner and receive an investment to the value of  £250,000.