Sunday 18 March 2018

Wexford woman is aiming to become Bill Cullen's Apprentice

A YOUNG Wexford woman is competing in the latest series of The Apprentice on TV3.

Niamh McDonald (23), from Crossabeg, is the youngest of the female contestants vying to become Bill Cullen's apprentice.

She successfully survived the first task, which was aired on Monday night and saw the contestants selling gift vouchers for one of the Carlton hotels.

Niamh was on team 'Fusion', the women's team, while the men's team was called 'Elevate'. However, to mix things up Cullen switched the team leaders, so the men were led by a woman, Ciara, and the women by a man, Cahal.

Niamh was put to work selling the gift vouchers in the Blanchardstown shopping centre and though her team lost the task she escaped from the first boardroom meeting relatively unscathed, with her team leader getting the chop.

A graduate of University of Limerick, Niamh is currently working as a marketing coordinator for a legal training firm in Dublin, where she is in full control of all marketing activity within the company from conception to implementation.

When asked to describe herself the words chosen by the young Wexford woman were 'enthusiastic, energetic, practical, optimistic, passionate, highly competitive and extremely persistent' - qualities that will serve her well as the competition progresses.

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