Lord Alan Sugar has slammed the "cushy" benefits system in the UK for discouraging people from work.
Speaking at the launch of Young Apprentice, the businessman criticised the previous Labour government for "the benefits systems and the so-called apprenticeship schemes" that he claimed were used to move people "out of the number crunching" of unemployment figures.
Karren Brady, one of Sugar's two aides on the show, said: "With a bit of energy, a spark of an idea, some absolute determination, you can start something from nothing.
"When we talk to young people, that's what they say they've taken from the first series [of Junior Apprentice]. It's certainly the message."
Sugar said: "We want to try and show that you can start something from nothing and get away from this culture of university, then go on a gap year for two years, then get a job at some consultancy and then go on the dole."
Watch some of Lord Alan Sugar's classic lines from The Apprentice below: