Apprentice finalist Felicity Jackson returns to her St Albans school

A FORMER pupil of a St Albans school is in line for the much-coveted role of Lord Alan Sugar’s business partner after landing a place on The Apprentice.

Felicity Jackson, ex student of St Albans High School for Girls, beat off 72,000 applicants to become one of the 16 finalists.

The trained actress who describes herself as passionate and “unbelievably stubborn” is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Stella English, who won The Apprentice last year, and lives in the outskirts of St Albans.

Felicity, 23, returned to her old school last week to speak with senior pupils about her experiences on the popular BBC show and revealed that her time at the school had fully equipped her with the skills she needed to manage the tasks set by Lord Sugar.

She said: “I believe the experience of learning how to apply myself and working as part of a female team on many activities whilst at the high school enabled me to be confident and form good relationships with everyone.”

During the talk, she spilled the beans on life behind the lens within The Apprentice house, telling the girls that the production team was present even when she was putting on her make-up.

The entrepreneur also spoke about the application process which included written tasks, games, interviews and psychoanalysis.

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Three weeks into the popular BBC show, Felicity has avoided the dreaded finger of fate from Lord Sugar and been on the winning team each week. Her quirky mobile phone app in the second episode baffled her fellow contestants with its randomness, but the buying public loved it and the download figures boosted Felicity’s campaign.

As a teenager, Felicity worked as a hairdresser before going into children’s entertainment and later setting up the business she now runs which specialises in career development for actors.