Dublin will play host to Ireland's most exclusive and intensive job interview, when some of the (Irish) business world's most promising candidates battle it out to become Bill Cullen's Apprentice. The self-made, rags to riches millionaire will challenge the aspiring tycoons as they compete in the toughest challenge of their lives. Fourteen candidates hungry for success have been shortlisted from applicants all over the country for this unique (Irish) business opportunity. They have left successful careers behind in the hope that they will be the one chosen by Cullen. Bill's trusted aides will be wife, Jackie Lavin and business associate, Brian Purcell. As with the Sir Alan version; each week the hopefuls will be set targets by leading (Irish) brands. At the end of every week they will go before Bill and learn their fate.