What makes The Apprentice so popular?
Who will be hired and who will be fired in this fun team building program!
Modeled after the popular television reality series, “The Apprentice” this is a team building activity everyone will enjoy. This action packed program will require teams to work as a decisive unit as they collaborate and think outside the box. They will need to budget, source materials and complete a product design. Teams will need to demonstrate their marketing and sales prowess if they are to convince the boss that they should be ‘Hired’ and the rest ‘Fired’.
There are three exciting “Apprentice Style” options available:-
Each team will receive an identical ‘Resource List’ (this is essentially a shopping list) which has been compiled in conjunction with a charity local to the area or specific to your organisation. Teams will also receive a shopping allowance but here is the catch, the total cost of the entire shopping list exceeds the available budget, this is where teams will need to think creatively and use all of their teams’ available skills in order to come out on top and buy all of the items on their list. The team that has scored the most points (collecting items plus bonus points awarded) will be hired and the rest fired.
Each team, acting as representatives of a marketing agency, will design and develop a creative pitch to bid for a unique business opportunity that involves creating a new shopping channel TV ad that markets and sells the products of a particular company. Products will vary from self-designed T-Shirts, children’s breakfast cereal and even a brand new invention.
Teams will start by participating in some fun team challenges to win items and props to assist them in preparing their pitch and then it’s time to strategise and come up with a creative pitch we means they must consider budget, target market, unique selling point, scripts and all the sales and marketing elements needed to make a successful TV advertisement for the shopping channel which also includes creating a short film advert of their product. Teams will then pitch their advert, ideas and support materials to the Board who will then decide who to hire and who to fire Apprentice style!
Teams will build a bike for charity and then use the materials provided to enhance and customize the bike and helmet. Here is where the creativity is unleased! Each team must then collaborate and think of a creative advertising campaign to sell their custom creation to the masses. Teams will then present their original, innovative and often humorous ad campaigns to the board (and other teams) who will then decide who is “hired” and the rest “fired”.
Activity level and type of group this is suited to
The Apprentice is a great team building activity that requires lateral thinking, communication, team work, creativity, decision making and a willingness to step outside your comfort zone. This team building activity has an intensity level of low.
Frequently Asked Questions
You've got questions? We've got answers! Everything you thought to ask, and some things you didn't. This is a collection of the most common queries we get on this event from our customers. We recommend you have a read to ensure you're not caught out on the day. If there's anything you're still unsure of, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Q: WHAT IS THE MINIMUM & MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE?
We suggest a minimum of 10 people for this program which allows up to 3 teams to participate. The maximum group size can be anwhere up to 100 people if you like with team sizes of 7-9 people.
Q: HOW LONG DOES THIS PROGRAM TYPICALLY RUN FOR?
Depending on which option you pick the average we allow is 2 hours to run this program but we can run it in as little as 1 hour or as long as 3 hours depending on the optoin picked and your timeframes and group size.
Q: WHAT ARE THE EXTRA COSTS?
Depending on the type of program you pick the Let's Shop items and Build It items such as a bike or dog kennel etc are extra costs.
Q: CAN WE CHOOSE THE CHARITY?
Yes you absolutely can. If you pick the Let's Shop or Built It programs then these have a charity component to them. If you don't have a preferred charity we can pick one from our charity partners.
- Equipment inspection, allocation, delivery and setup
- Program design and documentation
- Professional facilitators
- Onsite support, liaison with event planners/co-ordinators
- Back office support staff
- Equipment maintenance
- Sunscreen for duration of program (outdoor events)
- Comprehensive public liability insurance for up to $20,000,000
- Scoring and review of the program
- Water per person
- GST (Goods and Services Tax)
- Build it Items (additional extra)
- Cash for Shipping list (additional extra)
- Accommodation, Food and Transfers
- Trophies and or prizes (can be arranged upon request)
- Professional video and photography (can be organised upon request)
- Experiential learning workshops (available upon request)
Terms and Conditions
Prices & Charges
We can tailor any of our programs to suit your requirements, outcomes and of course budget. Please don't hesitate to contact us for a fixed price quote.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
We will try to be as flexible with any changes you may have prior to your event. If you need to cancel your event and it is more than 14 days from the scheduled date and you choose not to reschedule it, we reserve the right to retain 25% of the total fixed price amount or
If you choose to cancel your event and it is less than 14 days from the scheduled event and you choose not to reschedule it we reserve the right to retain 60% of the total fixed price amount or
If you choose to cancel the event on the day for any reason including weather, we reserve the right to retain 100% of the total fixed price amount.
If at any stage you choose to reschedule your event, then we reserve the right to charge a re-booking fee of 20% of the total fixed price amount or $300.00 whichever is the greater.