A GRADUATE from the University of Essex is hoping to show off her skills and win this year’s series of The Apprentice.

Brittany Carter, 25, is an ex-Essex student who graduated in 2017.

She studied and completed her BA Hotel Management at the Edge Hotel School at Wivenhoe Park.

Brittany said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the University of Essex.

“Having the experience of managing divisions in a fully functioning hotel like Wivenhoe House Hotel truly kick-starts your career in the industry.

“The experience I gained at the Edge Hotel School has assisted me through a fantastic career with Marriott Hotels, as well as giving me the skills to get on to The Apprentice.

“I would strongly recommend the course to anyone wishing to pursue a career in hospitality.”

Since her time at the Edge Hotel School, she has forged a successful career in the hospitality industry.

Brittany currently lives in Bristol and is a front of house manager in a hotel.

She is the youngest contestant on this year’s show but has her sights on the prize of winning a £250,000 investment from Lord Alan Sugar.

Brittany describes herself as kind, sociable and enthusiastic with a positive outlook on life.

She is looking for Lord Sugar’s help to launch her business idea for the first alcoholic protein drink.

The first episode of the weekly series was screened on Thursday on BBC One.

During the show, the men and women were split into two teams with both having to create and pitch a marketing campaign for a new cruise line.

Sleepwear entrepreneur and project manager Kathryn Louise Burn came up with Bouji Cruises, which the rest of the team were concerned about, fearing about their target demographic and the understanding of the word.

Brittany butted heads with sub-team leader Amy Anzel over discusions about creating an advert.

The women, however, were successful in the challenge, meaning none of them were fired by Lord Sugar at the end of the show.

The programme will air every Thursday at 9pm on BBC One.