Junior Apprentice Arjun Rajayagor
Arjun Rajayagor won 'Junior Apprentice' last night (10.06.10) after he and Tim Ankers triumphed over Zoe Plummer and Kirsty Cleaver in the final task
Arjun Rajayagor won 'Junior Apprentice' last night (10.06.10).
The 17-year-old student was chosen by Lord Alan Sugar to take home the £25,000 business fund over rival Tim Ankers after the pair beat female rivals Zoe Plummer and Kirsty Cleaver in their final task.
Delighted Arjun - who runs a computer repair business at home and has an offer to study engineering sciences at Oxford University when he completes his A-levels - said: "It's been an amazing opportunity and I can't believe I'm the first 'Junior Apprentice'.
"Never in my wildest dreams did I believe that I would win when I first sent off that application form but now that I have, I couldn't be more elated."
Lord Sugar praised Arjun's "natural" talents when appointing him as Junior Apprentice, but reassured Tim he would go on to succeed in "anything he does".
He said: "Arjun has that natural business flair combined with intelligence that some people are born with. You can't learn it."
The task saw the departed contestants return to help the finalists set up a marketing campaign for a new brand of bottled water.
Tim and Arjun impressed with their back-to-basics brand, A Bottle of Water, to be marketed to professionals on the go.
However, Zoe and Kirsty's Drip Drop campaign for teenagers failed to win over their mentor and they were dismissed from the boardroom.