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RAF member sets sights on Lord Sugar

The Apprentice - BBC Pictures

Lord Sugar is on the hunt for a new apprentice.

Lining himself up for that challenge is 38-year-old Aaron Willis, who, at the time of filming was a member of the Royal Air Force.

After a two-year absence, the hit reality TV show returns this week, charting the progress of 14 new candidates fighting it out in the boardroom to win a lucrative prize investment of £250,000 for their new businesses.

Aaron Willis The Apprentice
Aaron Willis, 38, is a former Flight Operations Instructor. Picture: BBC.

Aaron, who served 12 years as a Flight Operations Instructor, hopes Lord Sugar will spot his military-sourced potential and choose him as his new apprentice. 

Alongside the cash, the RAF man stands in line to benefit from the invaluable mentorship of one of Britain’s most notable businessmen, Lord Alan Sugar.

I can sell to anybody.

Aaron’s pitch to the famous boardroom television personality is for a security firm set up recently by the Armed Forces veteran. He says he will be an attractive proposition to Lord Sugar based on his “hunger for success”. 

Aaron said: “My strongest point is that I can sell to anybody, and I think that’s the reason why my business will be a success, because people will buy from me.”


The Apprentice starts tomorrow night on BBC One and will also be available on BFBS TV for overseas members of the Armed Forces. Cover: BBC.