THE APPRENTICE returned to national screens last week, and one former finalist came to the town to talk business with students. 

Richard Woods featured on the 11th season of the show, and was fired by Lord Alan Sugar after the interview stage, just missing out on the final show.

Mr Woods was joined on stage by Coca-Cola's Head of Apprenticeships, Sharon Byfield, and Craig Cobb from Computacenter. 

He said: “It is really refreshing that LVS Ascot is actively involving businesses to dispel the myth that university is the only choice for young people. It is inspiring students to think differently and make the right choice for them."

The Marketing agency director spoke about his rise to the top of his field, as well as throwing in some anecdotes from his time in the boardroom with Lord Sugar.

LVS Ascot Principal Christine Cunniffe said: “The workplace is rapidly changing, with 80% of the jobs that our Year 7 pupils will go on to when they leave education not even existing yet. 

"Our job is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum and vibrant co-curricular programme to build resilience and develop key skills, and ensure that our students are aware of all the opportunities available to them when they leave. 

"Tonight has helped equip them with that knowledge in an inspirational way."