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Would you struggle if you had to work overseas? Ever surprise
yourself with what you can do? sounds too straightforward. There
must be something missing. For it to sing this easy. Or would you
find it difficult making up your mind? I am no good at making
decisions. The one thing I decided doing was wrong. Whatever your
problems with work, this is BBC Good evening! Welcome, welcome to
the programme. Since we started on Monday, you have been bombarding
our website, Facebook Page and Twitter feed with the issues that
concern you. One of the things you have been talking about is nepotism.
We will be discussing that later, and catching up with Sacha, Ben,
Kirsty and Chris, the stars of our show. They started with a minimum
wage jobs at a theme park, but tonight, things get more glamourous,
as they are working for a high end wedding planner! We also have with
us and EastEnders actress. The highly opinionated decrease of
We really want to hear from you. Tonight, we are asking if... We are
asking the best way to get a job, through qualifications or contact?
To you only get your job thanks to your dad? Did bad for it in the
door belong to a family friend? 80% of jobs come from personal
connections instead of ads. Do you think that nepotism is now the only
way to get a job? Have you cheated? We are live, and we want to hear
what you think. To tell you had to get in touch, from Radio 1, here is
Tina Daheley! Thank you. Good evening. Yes, tell us a great story
about how you got a job, with or You can also interact with us on a
What you are there, you can find out how to join us here in the
It is our final might tomorrow. Our for recruits are here. Coast, Ben,
Sacha and Chris, good to see you again. Having a nice week? Broadly?
They have been fast-forwarded through an entire lifetime's career
in a matter of days. They started at the bottom on Monday, Sacha was
clearing up pony crab, and they have been working their way up.
have been unemployed for seven months. You need to be more
I feel like I'm letting my children down by not having a career. I want
to come back from a high day's work and not checking how everything is
every five minutes. I thought I didn't need qualifications and I
thought my personality would see me through. I would say close to a
year now. The other days, I'm thinking, what went wrong. Perhaps
you struggle to delegate. That is terrible! I put a lot of effort
into it. To get squashed, it is hard to take. Moments of drama.
Tonight, they are facing their biggest challenge yet, negotiating
for a high-end wedding planner. If they can cope, they can cope with
The fast-forward Korea's of our recruits are about to get an
Good morning, my name is James Lord. I'm looking for a location
executive who will go to three venues in each location. Kirsty,
you will be flying to Spain to negotiate a venue in Andalusia.
Sacha comedy will be flying to Italy to negotiate the news. Chris,
you will be flying to France to negotiate venues on the code does
off. And Ben, you'll be flying to Switzerland to negotiate with
venues in Geneva. Excited! Just to say, this is not a holiday, it is
work. In 48 hours, each recruit must return to the UK with a
perfect five-star wedding package to pitch to James. At the moment,
I'm trying to stay as calm as possible. They will have to visit
five * locations. And attempt to strike a deal when James's behalf.
The ability to negotiate a good rate of commission is vital.
expect a minimum of 10% of the total wages and budget. -- wedding
budget. It is a challenge that Kirsty is doing everything she can
to prepare for. I am covering all bases, trying to get to know the
She is even prepared to exaggerate. We can get up to 25%. No, it is too
much for us. I don't think they believed we could get 25%. No
negotiator, I am polite! commission goes from 10 to 15%.
did initiate hands with him on the deal we were knocking out, stupidly.
The one thing I didn't think was the end of the negotiation. There
is no way of putting you on that 10%? And Ben has had to get
creative. The other venues were charging 15%. I can't really go
back to my boss and be like, this is a great place. The commission is
just the commission, I cannot budge on that. And in Italy. We give a
commission of 10%. Sacha faces a steep learning curve. 10.5? A what
does it mean, 10.5? Doesn't make sense for me. Next time I know, a
percentage of 0.5 is no good, go to 11. On the French Riviera...
Sweating already! Chris is planning a more direct approach. Would you
be able to go for 13%? So on accommodation, either we keep the
10% commission and you have a free upgrade, all we keep the standard
rooms and the exclusive rooms, with the 13% commission. It sounds too
straightforward, there must be something missing, for me to feel
comfortable doing it, and for it to sing this easy. -- scene of this
easy. It is like a fantasy!. Like something you would see in a film.
Sacha has one final opportunity to prove her negotiating skills.
not thinking how I'm going to act, when I stopped in pressure on is
when I go wrong. We don't normally give a commission. I would go for
eight, my lowest. I would say no need to you. Three weddings, high
season. When you have got two or three puddings a year to offer me,
then I could think about it. Thanks very much. So that is why have
recorded the balcony on the Riviera. We have a private helipad. At his
final venue... Chris is on a roll. I would be quite happy to go up to
15% on the accommodation. But he is not stopping there. Every Tommy
said something, I thought of something else I want. Would you be
willing to do a deal on this part? You know you do couples, for the
bride and groom? We could have a half day, complimentary spot
treatment. I'm happy with that. My negotiation went down quite well.
Some of the staff on their, is probably what I would earn in a
Funny ending! You were loving that, right? You just seem to deny it,
you seemed confident. Yeah, it was a really good. I was comfortable, I
was in France. I thought, let's try and get the most out of it. Sacha,
you had trouble with working out percentages. Had been a long time
since I was at school, that wasn't the best moment. Kirsty, you didn't
shake on the deal? It is funny, he called me a couple of weeks later,
and were still convinced there was a deal going down. I felt like I
did it make the deal, handshake is symbolic! Had you think you did,
Ben? Could have done better, but did OK. Never mind. It is
fascinating to meet you got three different days on this, and of
course, you all unemployed. You have got degrees, you guys haven't.
What a dream a little did that was, flying to four of the most
glamourous parts of the planet! got a bit excited! It was beautiful,
and it was a job, but it was amazing at the same time. Let's
hear from Sarah, would you make of that? That is not easy. To do that
in your own country, I would have been impressed, but to fly abroad,
I think, hats off to all of you, Grace, stylist, what did you make
of that? Non- AD you could speak any language is! What is going on?
-- any languages. All you need to do as a Brit when you go abroad...
A talk louder! Adopt a patronising But that's a British classic thing
isn't it, we are all arrogant when it comes to learning a language?
don't think so. I think a lot more people now are learning languages,
so it's kind of become a trend, you know, like at uni, a lot of people
are learning. For me, Kirsty did well, I was awful at it, but maybe
that was something teenagers should start doing. The next film is
interesting and we have to come up with some creative ideas. Now, you
If you get a job through nepotism, have you cheated? Anybody who has
had a job given directly to them by a family member or friend? Put your
hands up if you've ever had a job because of a family member? I think
we need more honesty. Come on, that's three people. OK, let's go
to, actually, let me come to some of you in a moment. Who gets
You got leapfrogged out? Yes. obvious you are aggrieved by that?
Yes, sorry. Don't be, you are passionate about it, that's fine.
Who's given a job to a relative. Yes Sir, Charlie? Yes. Tell us what
you do? I employ seven relatives. You do what? Seven. Seven?!
children, one wife, who son-in-laws. Actually a couple of grandchildren
come in on Saturday and clean the vans. That's how businesses
continue, the children come through the business, they are going to
eventually take it over, put other people into work, so I think it's a
bit of sour grapes over there. point is though that she was better
than the candidate. That's what she says. I had to train that person up.
It doesn't mean you were better though, does it? Excuse me, if you
are training somebody how to do a job and I was doing the job before
that person showed up b she was on holiday, doing jollys with her
mates in Monaco. So she didn't know anything about the job. She was in
Isn't the problem though that it's hard to sack a relative? Yes. I
actually employed my wife as well and had to sack her three times.
You sacked her three times. OK. You didn't learn that lesson!
Over to Tina. What are people saying online? It's not what you
know, it's who you know getting a lot of reaction online. Sharon is
saying it's useful so contacts can useful but not always helpful. I've
asked various people for help getting jobs, they haven't helped
me. Chloe disagrees, it's all about who you know, it's extremely unfair
and stupid which is pretty much to the point.
This is Tim here. Tim, I believe you are a member of the Thai Royal
Family? Yes. Did you get your job through nepotism? Obviously not and
Apology for the loss of subtitles for 49 seconds
I started an internship. At one of the largest in the world, three
weeks into the internship, they employed me. Did you get an
internship because of your family? And not at all. 500 people's got
the same intense across the city. I wouldn't say it luck, but it was
the way to get it. You were a builder? I am, by trade. A Andy
Goode into television? I work on the only way is Essex. That is
exciting! Did you know someone? didn't know anyone. I was
passionate, I really, really wanted to work in telly. I care about it,
and I think, if I am passionate and I care, and strive for it, you can
get what you want. I kept on people's backs, I sent letters, e-
mails, I don't have any GCSEs, but after about a year, I got a phone
call, went in for a chat and a black did. Since then, the ball
started rolling. Can it is who you know. You just work hard, you get
in. Well done, mate! Over there, yes? High, nepotism I don't think
is the problem. Everybody has to have three important things -
qualifications, knowing the right people in terms of meeting them,
and then using the contacts, and it is not impossible to meet new
people, or people higher up by those people, and I come from the
lowest place in the world. It is possible to go from nowhere and
build yourself up. What does that What are people saying, Tina?
very mixed response. Lee says knowing somebody in a company will
only help you if you're qualified and experienced enough to do the
job and even then it will get you so far. 02 have got in touch saying
they disagree saying it's not what you know, it's who you are.
First choice Holidays say knowing someone in the industry can be a
massive help but won't let you get the job or help you progress.
Another one. If you know a person in the company, you have ten times
more chance of getting a job. Richard.
Very interesting comments, aren't they, I mean they're all fairly
accurate in their own way I think, aren't they. Over the last couple
of nights, we have seen companies like Hilton Worldwide, Argos and
Starbucks offering paid jobs to people who applied a few weeks ago
via the website and they came down to see us in the studio and they've
been looking for jobs for a long time. Tonight, Virgin Media and
Scottish power will be announcing the names of the future employees
who they found through our Up For Hire website. The placements offer
three months, that's what they've been all week, but one of Virgin
Media's is for a one-year apprenticeship. A one-year
apprenticeship, a round of applause. What a great opportunity.
Helen Scott is here from Virgin Media and Keith Anderson from
Scottish Power. Welcome. Thank you. Good Evening to you both. Helen did
you get your job through nepotism, did you get your job at Virgin
Media through family connections? Absolutely not, didn't know anyone
that worked there before. Keith, is your dad the Chief Executive of
Scottish Power? No, he's not, I am. What, you are the Chief Executive
of Scottish Power? Yes. What is your title? A people director.
a Chief Executive. I hadn't been warned! I could have worn a tie or
something. Tell us about these positions that are pretty
impressive, tell us more about them? We have a one-year placement
as an apprentice technician, a network apprentice and a three
month placement for somebody to work in our fantastic retail store.
Very much a message for the company there. Keith tell us about jobs you
are offering? We have one job in the renewables control centre where
we produce enough power for 700,000 homes, one job in Shoreham power
station on the south coast and two jobs in our distribution control
centre which is where we control the power to keep the lights on in
your house. They sound like fascinating jobs. Tell me about the
applications and how many you have got. The previous jobs this week
were inundated with apply cases, we heard that story this week about
500 people going for a job at Poundland, you didn't get that many,
did you? No, we were disappointed with the number of applicants, we
need more engineers, it's one of the fastest growth areas. We are
investing billions over the next few years, creating an awful lot of
jobs and work and people need to get involved. Tell us, on the
applications that you came in, what were the classic mistakes? Five of
the people didn't actually fill out the application form, they just
uploaded their CV and that's not particularly clever and a lot of
people just didn't answer the question, you know. We want detail
and we want people to really show us the experiences. Never just send
your CV directly there, always fill in the form? Not if we have asked
you to fill out a form because we are asking the questions for a
reason. Thank you very much. A Chief Executive, gosh! Later on,
we'll be meeting the people who got the jobs, but some of those who
didn't are getting expert help from two companies from Fresh Minds and
inspiring internships. You can come into the studio tomorrow. Get in
touch with us, load of people have watched the show earlier in the
week. Come to see us and you could be in the workshops. Back to Chris,
Sacha, Kirsty and Ben who're on a mission to impress James.
Jaiment's next challenge for his new employees is all about
creativity -- jails. I've given them the assignment of create ago
wow factor to accompany any wedding that happens in the region. Could
be something to do with food, transport, anything they want.
have to research and deliver unique and unforgettable experiences that
can be organised around their chosen wedding venues. Because of
the lake, I want to see if we could maybe get a boat for the couple. Do
you know anyone with big boat? Do you get little bit nervous because
I don't want to get it wrong... A yacht Club, boats. On the drive
over here, I kind of decided I would select this place. This is
the land we'll be using to plant the trees. Kirsty has tracked down
her wow factor. My wow extra would be to plant a tree to symbolise
that you have been married and olive trees are resilient and can
live in really terrible conditions. But she's beginning to worry about
her choice of venue. Not sure I've made the right decision. Not sure
whether this one is five stars and I think the other two definitely
are. Didn't bring my hiking shoes!
I'm not 100% sure where I am at the moment, but I saw a vineyard.
is attempting to put together an exclusive wine-tasting event.
Anglaise. From my little bit of French I know, he's saying this is
the place here. He's neglected a crucial aspect of James's second
challenge. I haven't really done any research really so I'm reaping
the consequences of that, I guess. Speak Anglaise. Chris's choice of
venue has encouraged him to aim higher for his wow factor. I want a
helicopter involved now. There's a monastery on an island and,
apparently, they make their own wine. You can have a bottle of wine
dated on your wedding day. That's my plan. Helicopter, monks.
Do you rent out helicopters? Yes, we do. To this one? Yes. How much
is it? 1,200 euros. I want to make it perfect. If I can get the only
pleat package, I'll be happy. big. Sacha has yet to find her
dream boat. Like a pirate boat is what I'm thinking. Time is ticking
and ticking and ticking. But she's stumbled on a lead. This is what
I'm thinking here. I saw a picture, it had everything, the history
behind it that the island had and I thought, if I put them together, it
would be the dream. So I need to go to the area that I think it's
Chris needs permission to land a helicopter from the winemaking
monks. You can speak in French now! You speak French? I don't, I wish I
could. Would I be able to land a helicopter on the island? That is
not easy. Not easy. Is there anywhere that could possibly...
must study the... We have to think about it. At least there is a
possibility of that. He definitely said may be about having a
helicopter. They said they have never landed a helicopter on the
island ever, so for him to say may be was quite good. A bit of success
of there. I'm negotiating with mugs now! -- monks. It has not been such
a successful day for Ben. I have got to rely on phone calls now.
for Kirsty. I am no good at making decisions. The one thing I decided
on doing is actually wrong. This is what I'm talking about. This has
got the character, the romance. It shouts Italian, it shouts romance.
This will go with the whole dream of the island, the private island,
the private boat, and I'm so proud, Wow! Monks and helicopters,
together at last! A did you like it? It is impressive, that is
proper wow factor. I thought it was all right. I think it is something
I wanted to do. Helicopters! Kirsty, yours wasn't... Your wow factor
appeared to be planting an olive tree on some scrub ground near some
pigs. He doesn't look as good as it could have done. To start with, it
was winding down to the couple going anywhere down, and olive
trees are very resilient, they could come back next year, in 10
years... To it is the sort of place you find a murder victims. You were
not there, Richard, it is quite a nice place! Ben, who struggled a
bid? I did, I let myself down by not doing any research. You feel
bad about it? Chris did an amazing job, and I didn't do anything. But
you learn from your mistakes. didn't have Monks! You have got to
deal with the cards you were built. They didn't negotiate, he didn't
know that. I could tell you a lot of things, but you saw the footage,
I make mistakes. As we have seen, some a job estate duty much sunnier
places than Shepherd's Bush on a Wednesday night. But how far would
you be willing to travel for work? Earlier this month, Conservatives
said unemployed people would lose their benefits if they refused to
take jobs up to 90 minutes away from where they lived. So should
you need everything you love, your home, to find work? Grace. Haven't
we heard this before? Norman Tebbit said Dad. And it is the Tories that
key bringing it back. I moved to New York for my career, but there
is a difference between a job and a career. Sarah? I totally agree with
that, a totally depends where you of your life and your priorities.
In my twenties, I moved all over the world. Now I have young kids. I
wouldn't move. That distinction between a job and a career is quite
a big one. James, we will be with you in a minute! Anyone here would
consider moving away from their home and family? Anyone here refuse
to do that? What is your name? Layla. It depends what you're
priority is. If your priority is to get that job, then move. If family
and close friend is where your family comes from, don't sacrifice
that for an employer, because they will never care for you as much as
your family. So you would not made a wait for a job? Nerve. Are you
employed at the moment? Not at the moment. But only locally. Only in
Surrey or London to stop what if you were offered a really good job
in Glasgow? There is no way I'm going to another job as much as I
love my family. I can't sacrifice that. So who is paying for you in
10 years when you still haven't got a job? You might be lucky someone
can look for you and you don't have to pay benefit, but if you lost the
what working because you will not look after your family, who is
looking after you? This is London. People around the world are jealous
of people who live in London, if you can't find opportunity here,
that I am sorry, but what is the point of travelling halfway round
the world? You agree that she should be able to claim benefit?
am not. But some people, if they don't work, they have to claim
benefit, and if you will not work away from a home, that is a no win
situation. Where is D'Arcy? You wanted to say that something about
that film? I thought he was incredible in that film, he showed
vast potential and was really confident. However, in a situation
where the camera crew wasn't there, I struggled to see him getting a
foot in the door in a luxury events company. After this the touch, I
think they will be knocking on his door. Without this situation, I
couldn't see it happening. More from you guys later, I promise.
Some people are clearly prepared to travel to work. But would you be so
keen if these jobs were at the end of it? The worst job I ever had
was... Cutting peppers. I couldn't cut them quick enough. Moving
shingle off a roof. Working in an abattoir. I worked in a bar in my
home town. The second roughest part in the town, which was fairly rough.
At the end of the night there would be a pint pot full of sick. Down
the chute would come the guts. You had to separate them. The has glass
collectors, we had to separate them out. Ripping off fat off the rib
cages was pretty horrible. It was disgusting. You would have thought
that would put me off pork, but it And now, it is not every 17-year-
old whose career history reads, junior hairdresser, Saturday
waitress, EastEnders actress. Actually, you on 19! Daniel Harold
is here. -- Danielle. Your story is fascinating and inspiring. You were
on a Jamie Oliver's programme, a few months ago. Four months ago now.
That is where he set up a school and got mentors to train people.
From that can be good a drama coach, Dean to EastEnders. It gave me so
many opportunities, as I'm sure it does for you guys, on this show. It
is great to have opportunities like this. We were talking about
nepotism earlier. A kind of made my own contacts from the show, and
used it to my advantage. Sitting up night after night applying for
drama schools, drama shows, documentaries. I finally got into
Jenny's Dream School. Did you watch Katharine Tait's hair? I was
working in a hairdresser's in Covent garden for �3.20 an hour off.
I remember she came in, I got so excited. I washed her hair and I
thought, she is what I want to be, acting is what I really want to do.
So why quit the day after. Really? I thought, if I'm not going to do
what I'm happy in, just go for it. What kind of what she did she have?
Shampoo and conditioner, just normal. Coming back to nepotism in
acting, a lot of people get into it because their parents are in the
theatre trade, although without profession, you can only progress
if they are good. But a lot of people get into it because of their
family. There is not a lot of opportunities in the world at the
moment, but if you have the contacts, you might as well use
them to your advantage, no one else is going to help you. How long will
you be in EastEnders? Forever! I Right. In just a moment, we will
find out which of these guys here did enough in their interviews to
be offered the job by either Bergin media or Scottish Power. They have
already been told one way or the other, but first, let's see how
they performed on the day in their interviews. The question tonight is,
how much research should you do on It is really a dream opportunity,
once the lifetime. You apply for hundreds of things you mostly don't
hear back from them, it is demoralising. You think, what was
the point? I think it will be quite fun to drive around in a van, be
able to park it outside my house and am on my parents! For the
apprenticeship role, the main thing is people can go into our
customers's homes. You said you might go into the armed forces,
that is quite different career. can use your hands and your head at
the same time. Tell me would you know about our company. You started
back in 1984. Awkward and cable. Where I live, we could actually get
Bergin, so my knowledge is quite limited. -- we cannot actually get
a Bergin. Why do you think it is important for Virgin Media to be
innovative? Can you explain that? I always noticed they used big words
when they could have said it quite simple. You have just released the
megabits, it clear just rolling out infinity, which I think is up to 40
megabits. You almost no more than I do about it! Do you know anything
about our latest product, that we have just launched a? I can't say I
do. A couple of questions baby threw me off a bit, but I think I
thought of some good answers. I'm a big fan of spotted five.
waiting is the worst bit. Keep my fingers crossed, and hopefully,
wait for the phone call. Here are some of those guys you saw there.
Andrew, Philip and Tyrone. You guys interviewed for Scottish Power, we
will have a chat with you in a moment. First of all, Philip,
you're like a speaking company brochure! I think doing the
research on a potential employer is one of the important things you
need to do before an interview. that a dig at Andrew? I had done a
fair bet, they just edited it out! Shocking! We have Tyrone over there.
We are going to find out who got the job. Did you enjoy the process?
It was definitely a worthwhile price has, I was quite nervous, but
it is important to do a lot of research. You are gaining up on him
now! Unnoticed they missed out NTL. I did say, that was edited out!
Anyone here been out of work for a while? I have been out of work for
about three years. I have been searching, and the situation where
I was a top candidate for the job, they suddenly changed the
conditions, so did the doctor so this job would need an awful lot to
Remind us of the jobs that you are offering, Keith? One job in the
renewable control centre, one at Shoreham Power Station and two jobs
in the distribution control centre. Are these all three month
contracts? All fantastic opportunities for these guys to
prove to us what they can do. us who has got them? OK, we are
pleased to announce that Alastair's going to join us in our renewables
centre. Christopher will join us at Shoreham power station and Darren
and Jacob will join us at the distribution control centre. Stand
up, guys, stand up. So you've found out about the jobs
through the website, but, it's not a game show, you know, you knew you
got the jobs before you got here tonight. Alastair, what does it
mean to you, that opportunity? a fantastic opportunity. Renewable
energy in Scotland's a big industry and it's only going to get bigger,
so to be with a company of Scottish Power's calibre is fantastic.
Phillip? Chris, but looking forward to it. Good for you. Good job that
wasn't a job interview. Nice one. Thank you, guys, have a seat.
That's probably the last time you will probably ever see your Chief
Executive in person! Helen, tell us about the jobs that
you are offering? We are really pleased that we've got three
successful candidates with us, we'd like to offer Andrew our one-year
apprentice, Phillip is going to join us as a network apprentice, he
has a passion for our network and industry, so well done, and Tyrone,
you are going to be joining us in a retail store. Well done, guys,
congrachlaitions. Tyrone, well done, congratulations?
I was shocked when I heard the news. Were you? Almost in tears. I was on
the phone with my mum, she was literally dancing, up and down
jumping. Thank you very much. All the best, guys. Over to Tina, you
have been contacting us and what have people been saying?
You have been getting in touch with the online companies in your droves.
Let's see who has been talking online. Rachel is asking some
questions, I have an interview for a high street retailer and don't
know what to expect. She wants advice. Thistle have been in touch
with Rachel. Make sure you know a bit about them and think about how
you might answer key questions around service and handling
customers as the service experience is critical.
Pret have responded to Rachel saying make sure you read through
the website, learn about the company and what they value. What
are your strengths and weaknesses and make sure you think about how
you could make weaknesses constructive. We are live and we
still want your stories and opinions. Get in touch by e-mailing
us at upforhire. If you go to the welcome back site,
you will find a nifty online test create bid the BBC which is
designed to help you become a more successful job hunter. The Fab Four
have completed it, as have I, and apparently, I need to work on my
resilience or bounce backability from negative experiences. Richard!
Does that actually mean anything? don't know. I think it means I need
to look on the bright side a bit more. Thank you. Get in touch and
try and come and see us in the studio tomorrow night as well
potentially. A final look at the four recruits experiencing their
career on fast forward. It's the moment of truth. It's presentation
time. Good afternoon. OK. Who had the
imagination and resourcefulness to deliver a stunning wow factor?
Are you all ready then? Yes. Yes. All prepped. Kirsty, I would like
you to go first. Thank you very much for having us back, James. For
the first one, they offered between 10-15%. What did you agree? I have
to say, the negotiation, a solid negotiation wasn't my strongest
area, we agreed upon between 10- 15... So really you didn't actually
get to a figure? I tried incredibly hard and so this was kind of what I
felt that I could come out with. If it's not OK with you, then I
apologise. OK. Well, with respect, that wasn't
actually the brief. So another part of the package I agreed with them
was the opportunity to plant an olive tree. They're of the region.
OK. Thank you very much. Thank you.
I was disappointed that Kirsty didn't shake on a deal and get a
concrete figure. I need to go back to the venue now and redo it.
ultimate ambition is to be Prime Minister and this particular task
has brought home the fact that sometimes I have crippling
inabilities to make decisions and that's obviously not something that
somebody who's leading the entire country can possibly have.
This has the total palace feel and because it's taken care of by a
family, there's this love, amazing magic feeling in there. She doesn't
give commission, so I decided to ask her some more questions and she
said if we do have a second and a third, she'll go up to ten. That's
worth a commission then, isn't it? I thought that was quite nice.
think it was good that you adapted how you spoke and acted to the
situation. What was your wow factor? I had an idea of this. I
walked past the window, saw it and thought, I want that. I saw this,
which is a boat. It's the Veronica. It was 2,000 euros, 1,200 for half
a day. That's a good price, but it seems like you did well to see a
boat in a shop window and find it. That's the sort of girl I am.
the space of a few hours, so that's to your credit, definitely. Thank
you, that is my presentation. done. Very good, Sacha. Can't quite
believe what Sacha did for her wow factor, she found the boat, got it
for an amazing price, great thinking on her feet and
persistence and it really paid off for her. It's brilliant. I've
realised that there are set skills that you do in every single job,
negotiating, presenting, you know, listening and being respectful to
others, helping. There's all these sort of things and I'm pretty damn
good at all of them. It was 10% commission, which is
like �4,10. What did you start off at? I walked in and I was like how
much and she was like 10%, that's company policy. So you didn't get
her up? Literally, I was like what can I offer it to you... Did you
ask who has the authority to make a decision about getting more
commission? No. What was your wow factor? My wow
factor was a vineyard. Did you actually see it? I'm afraid I had
to do it over the phone... So you don't know what it looks like, so I
can't really judge what you've done without seeing it, unfortunately.
Once again, I've gone through the process of looking at myself a bit
more. I need to look at myself and think, I haven't done it before,
not got no experience, that's fine you have now, so when you go into
that realm again, you know what to do and you know what mistakes you
do and work towards not making those mistakes.
This place was just spectacular, private helicopter pads. He
originally said 10% and I said can I go to 15 and I said, if you
promise a minimum of three days, we'll go to 15% and I said fine, OK.
The commission on the accommodation I think you've done very, very well
on. I liked the fact that they had a helicopter pad so I thought I
would use that and you also found out there is a monastery with monks
and they make their own wine and it was a brilliant island. With the
helicopter, it's actually really easy to get a helicopter.
person I was most impressed with was undoubtedly Chris. He abs
newtly nailed it with the negotiation, got 50% more
commission on the rooms -- absolutely nailed it. I knew you
were going to do it again, I knew it. I could kick you. You are a die
manned diamond. We need to polish you up a bit. The wowest wow factor.
On top of the world with that. I was never expecting people to say
that I did that well because I'm the youngest and I haven't got any
qualfick aces and stuff. I shows that I can do it -- qualifications.
I want a job that I enjoy and show good results and can feel proud of
saying, I have this job, and, like, you know, feel the confidence in it.
APPLAUSE Here he is.
Nice one, Chris. James, the wowest wow factor you've ever seen? It's
up there, definitely. But it was impressive? Very. I mean, to go to
a foreign country, to France, and even creatively think of that on
the day and just think, uem going to go to an island, bang on the
door of a monk, hopefully he'll speak to me and make me some wine
is something which, I would struggle to think of that, it was
brilliant. Also watching the journey that you have been on
during the course of the week on the films has been really
interesting. The first day you couldn't make candy floss and got
demoting to pot washer. Not much of a dive though, is it? More of a
sideways move. Shifted over somewhere.
But you know, you've grown in confidence I think. Do you feel
that as you have trieded out these different jobs? Yes, I think I'm a
confidence person anyway, I have no problems doing anything, but doing
this, it does give you the confidence to do anything in the
work place. Something important to you, you feel like, because it's
important to me I'm going to be safe, but doing something like this,
you give over the confidence. you give hum a job? I would
seriously consider it, yes, if it was just a job whereby you were
flying over Europe negotiating venues then actually probably yes,
however, I don't have a job that just does that unfortunately. You
would have to deal with clients and everything else and you would
probably need a bit more training. To be honest, you saw what I did
and you saw what Chris did and I thought he was amazing and this guy
is great and I think if you don't give him a job, someone else is
going to snap him up and you will miss out. Sacha, Chris picked Sacha.
You grew in confidence there didn't you. What was the phrase you used
toward the end there? I got a little bit confident there. But it
was amazing and, as I said before, when I see things, I usually go get
it. To find that boat from a picture that size, on the whole of
Lake Garda, it's fantastic. We have to move on. More from our four
tomorrow night, ladies and gentlemen.
And we'll have a look at how they cope with the big one, the
pressures of hedging a major company.
For the next three days, you are going to be me. This is the most
important thing. Your first thing today is interviewing. She's on her
own and she's got to do it. Really nervous. No, Lauren. You could see
this come to life across 360 restaurants. As you know, it's the
biggest colour. �500,000 worth of business. Probably thinking the
stuff I'm presenting is crap. do you think that would be crap?
I'm going to make a complete idiot of myself. I don't want to be an MD,
I will be an MD. If you want to be here tomorrow,
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to all of your comments. Kirsty, Ben, Sacha and Chris will step into
the shoes of four Chief Executives, so find out how it feels to be the
big boss and we'll be joined by Sarah Cox and former dragon James
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