The remaining 12 candidates' flair for negotiation is put to the test when they are challenged to buy goods at the lowest possible prices. It's a race against time for the entrepreneurs, who scramble to find cut-price saffron, cheap lobsters and low-cost dinner jackets. The winning team get a day at the races, while one of the losers inevitably faces being fired.
The Apprentice sees fourteen candidates, competing against each other for a position at Lord Alan Sugar's company. Each week the candidates take part in a task set by Lord Sugar. Each team will have a Team Leader who managers that group for that task.
The team that performs the best will win a reward and avoid the boardroom. The losing team will be summoned to the boardroom where their team leader will be forced to pick two people in their team who we join them in the boardroom and a chance to be fired.
After twelve weeks Lord Sugar will be left with his Apprentice, who will work for him at a salary of Â£100,000. Lord Sugar is very busy so he has Nick and Karen, who act as his eyes and ears, to inform him of what's going on.
The Apprentice (UK) - Series 2, Episode 3 Synopsis and Schedule