The Apprentice UK 2015: Joseph Valente Wins Lord Sugar’s Investment

Joseph Valente has been crowned the winner of The Apprentice 2015.

Valente, who was expelled from school at 15, called for a boost in vocational training to help disengaged pupils and said he planned to push for more workplace apprenticeships.

After winning Lord Sugar’s backing for his business, the 26 year old said: “Apprenticeships are going to be the backbone of this country, and off the back of this journey I’m going to make sure I go out and promote as much as possible how effective apprenticeships are.”

Valente started out as an apprentice and went on to found his own plumbing business in Peterborough.

He won Lord Sugar’s £250,000 backing and a 50/50 business partnership after seeing off 17 other candidates on the BBC show.


Angela Merkel Is ‘Time’ Magazine’s Person Of The Year


Angela Merkel is the first individual woman to be given the honor in 29 years. The last individual woman to receive the honor was Philippine President Corazon Aquino in 1986. Other women had been included as part of a group. Last year, for example, some women were included as part of the “Ebola fighters.”