Thursday is just a few days away, meaning The Apprentice is back with an all new task ready to test the candidates once to more, to see who has it in them to be named Lord Sugar's next business partner.


The series returned for its 18th season back in February and saw the introduction of yoga teacher Maura Rath, who has found herself on the winning team on a fair few occasions.

Rath, who comes from Wexford, tries to spread a little joy along with all the hustling that comes with running a business. She said: "The success of my business is measured by the joy and health it brings people."

Read on to find out more about candidate part of The Apprentice 2024 cast.

Who is Maura Rath?

Job: Yoga teacher and business owner

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From: Wexford

Maura Rath is a little different from some of the contestants we've seen in the past, but will this work in her favour?

What has Maura Rath said about joining The Apprentice 2024?

Like many business owners, Maura describes happy customers as her biggest business achievement. "I hear back that my business brings some people a little bubble of self-love, it helps some people with that winter dread, and people move stronger and more freely than before," she said.

Rath also has grand ambitions about scaling up her yoga business with the £250,000 investment.

"I believe I deserve Lord Sugar's investment because my business promotes positivity and well-being, in a profitable and scalable way, with five income streams," she said.

When does The Apprentice start?

The Apprentice season 18 began on Thursday 1st February at 9pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

New episodes will continue to air on BBC One every Thursday night at the same time.

The episodes will also be available to stream on BBC iPlayer every week on Thursday at 9pm.

Read more on The Apprentice 2024 contestants:

The Apprentice 2024 airs on Thursdays at 9pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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