Maths wizard Arjun Rajyagor has been crowned Lord Sugar’s first Junior Apprentice, bagging a Â£25,000 ‘pocket money’ fund to launch his business career.
The ‘elated’ 17-year-old beat off competition from three other finalists – Zoe Plummer, Tim Ankers and Kirsty Cleaver.
The last task on the BBC One show saw the teens create and market a brand of bottled water.
Lord Sugar heaped praise on Arjun, from Essex, declaring: “Arjun has that natural business flair combined with intelligence that some people are born with – you can’t learn it.
“I know that Arjun is going to become the best at whatever he wants to do and I will be here for support all the way.”
Arjun has received a conditional offer to study Engineering Science at Oxford University and aspires to become his own boss of an electrical engineering company.
He described his win as ‘mind-blowing’ and his time on the show as ‘the most amazing experience of my life’.
The Â£25,000 prize will be controlled by Lord Sugar and will be carefully handed out when brainbox Arjun wants to take on a suitable venture.
Lord Sugar added: “I was so impressed with all of the candidates – they were outstanding for their age – but there had to be just one winner, and Arjun has done himself and his family proud.”