After 10 weeks, 11 firings and one Tommy the Turtle, followers of The Apprentice can severely begin pondering: who might truly win this yr’s course of?
With solely a handful candidates left to face the gruelling interview stage, it looks as if Lord Sugar might supply his £250,000 enterprise funding to any of the last 5. Effectively, clearly anybody other than Lottie. And Pamela. Really, we’re undecided about any of them after that
perfam fragrance job.
Nonetheless, if we needed to choose a winner based mostly on their report on earlier duties, one candidate stands nicely above the relaxation: Carina Lepore.
The truth is, with 9 wins out of 10, the 30-year-old artisan bakery proprietor is statistically the most successful Apprentice candidate ever. Not solely has Carina by no means been introduced again to the last boardroom, however she’s the solely candidate in Apprentice history to win three duties as PM by the finish of week 10.
No different candidate this yr compares. Whereas Lewis has misplaced 5 duties (two as PM), Lottie has discovered herself in the last trio twice and Pamela has misplaced thrice in complete. Even Scarlett, arguably considered one of the strongest candidates of the collection, has confronted defeat in three weeks, as soon as as undertaking supervisor.
To point out simply how significantly better Carina is, think about if all the candidates had been every a soccer group competing in a single division – an Apprentice model of the Premier League, if you’ll, full with the fixed menace of managerial firings.
To consider all the levels of profitable and shedding on the present, this Apprentice league requires a factors system somewhat extra complicated than your common soccer desk. A system that appears one thing like this…
- +Three factors for a win as a undertaking supervisor
- -Three factors for a loss as a undertaking supervisor
- -2 factors for an look in the last boardroom
- +1 level for being on the profitable aspect
- -1 level for being on the shedding aspect (and never being introduced again to the last boardroom).
Allocate these factors to the remaining candidates at the finish of week 10 and also you get a desk that appears like…
Put merely: Carina is miles forward. To be exact, 10 factors forward of her nearest rivals (Lottie and Pamela).
And Carina doesn’t solely prime this yr’s desk. Incorporate each Apprentice ever from the present’s 15 collection into one superleague and listed here are the standings after week 10…
Carina’s closest competitors: collection seven runner-up Helen Milligan, who went on to develop into head of retail at Greggs. The highest performing-candidates additionally function collection 4 winner Lee McQueen and collection eight’s Nick Holzherr, a contestant that now works in a senior place in Samsung’s San Francisco base.
Certain, you don’t essentially want a good job report to nab a enterprise funding from Lord Sugar (collection seven winner Tom Pellereau achieved a rating of -10 by week 10), but when this desk is something to go by, we are able to anticipate massive issues from Carina in the coming years.
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