Axed Apprentice Laura has learnt to ‘chill out’

Fired Apprentice candidate Laura Moore claims that the experience had taught her to ‘chill out’.

The 22-year-old business development manager was constantly seen losing her temper on the BBC One show, clashing with her fellow candidates and having heated arguments and rants.

She said: “The learning experiences for me were very much about how you approach people in business. I’ve lowered my tone a lot. I think I’ve learned to just chill out a bit really.

“I took it all very seriously. I got really frustrated when I saw the task going down a path I didn’t think was right. There’s a lot of calming of personality that’s happened.”

The girls team, Apollo, lost Lord Sugar’s Treasure Hunt task by £70 despite finding all 10 items on the list.

While the boys incurred heavy fines for failing to buy everything, the girls team failed to haggle for the best prices for their bargains.

Laura was fired despite trying to haggle while team mates Stella English and project manager Liz Locke held back on negotiating prices.

But she said: “On the task, I don’t think the blame was placed on me. But I was against two very strong contenders in there and unfortunately one of us had to go.

“I think when you get to this stage of the process it’s not so much about the task at hand – they have to go back over the series. We all had our strengths and Lord Sugar had a tough decision.”

The Warwickshire businesswoman admitted the contestants did disagree during tasks but said: “I wouldn’t call it fighting, I would just call it very strong personalities and a very competitive environment.”