Back for series six, The Apprentice sees 16 aspiring tycoons attempt the 12-week job interview from hell to win Lord Alan Sugar’s approval and bag themselves a six-figure salary job.

This year’s hopefuls, including an ex-Marine Commando, a surgeon and an unemployed graduate, get straight to work in the first episode, screening on BBC1 on Wednesday, after being set a sausage-making and selling task in a midnight boardroom meeting.

The two teams, one male, one female, will have to work through the night to develop their product, choose the location and sell, sell, sell – after all, Lord Alan only cares about one thing… Profit.

Will the boys triumph or the girls pip them to the post?

Watch a sneak peek clip of the boys team attempting to make sausages in the first of this year’s Apprentice tasks.

All the action kicks off on Wednesday at 9pm on BBC1.