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Apprentice star Claire Young is looking for a home in Solihull

CLAIRE Young - who made her name on BBC's The Apprentice - is looking for a home in Solihull.

CLAIRE Young - who made her name on BBC's The Apprentice - is looking for a home in Solihull.

Although the 29-year-old missed out on a job with Sir Alan Sugar, she has since been hired by Karren Brady at Birmingham City FC. Now the businesswoman is getting ready to start her job at St Andrews and wants to live nearby.

Young has already viewed some apartments in the second city, but told the Solihull Times that she's hoping to find a home in the borough. Her new boss, Brady, lives in the area herself.

"I'm a little bit nervous about moving," she confessed. "I've been in London for nine years but I'd like to move to Solihull because it's such a lovely area.

"I didn't really know too much about places like Knowle or Dorridge but I stopped at Hogarths Hotel over the weekend and really liked the neighbourhood."

Born in Africa, brought up in Yorkshire and cutting her teeth in the capital - Young is no stranger to travelling.

Earlier this year she appeared on The Apprentice and was tipped by many to win the contest. Up against 15 other candidates, she was vying for a £100,000 job in Sugar's business empire.

She eventually finished runner-up behind fellow contestant Lee McQueen, but managed to impress the Blues MD (who helped to interview the finalists).

"I really enjoyed meeting Karren and would say it was the highlight of being on The Apprentice. I didn't find out what she'd said about me until the episode was broadcast.

"We caught up after the programme had aired, I tested the water and I'm looking forward to working with her."

The former retail buyer also hopes that a move to Solihull will give her the chance to pursue her love of horse-riding.

"One of the reasons I like the area so much is that there are a lot of stables about.

"I don't want to bite off more than I can chew - I'll be working a six day week and I'm also training for the London Marathon - but it would be nice to get back in the saddle."



Cathrina Hulse
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