How To Watch The Apprentice UK In New Zealand (Live & On Demand)

So you want to watch the apprentice UK edition live and on demand in New Zealand? Well today we’ll show you how you can do just that within minutes.

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What is the Apprentice UK?

The Apprentice UK is a British reality television game show, based on the US version of the same name. The premise of the show is that a group of aspiring business people participate in a series of challenges, competing against one another, in order to impress and score a prize offered by the show’s host, British billionaire Alan Sugar.

The show first aired in 2005 in an attempt to replicate the success seen by the US version and has since gone on to broadcast 196 episodes (including 26 specials) across 14 seasons, by BBC.

The popularity of the show has led to the spawning of many similar shows, such as Tycoon, Beat the Boss and Election. It is an extremely popular television show in Britain, most noticeably episode 12 of season 7 exceeding 10 million viewers, and averaging 8.8 million throughout the entire series.

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How Apprentice UK Works?

The structure of the show begins with a non-televised audition/qualification stage, where aspiring business people apply to be on the show, often in the many thousands.

After reducing the applicant pool to a small percentage, the remaining short-listed candidates are divided into groups and tasked with completing various exercises to determine their business skills and whether or not they’d be a good participant for the show.

The number of competitors on the show has varied throughout its seasons, ranging from 14-20, but as of the time of writing, the most recent season (14) had 16, split evenly between men and women.

What Tasks Do Contestants Perform?

Throughout the show, aspiring apprentices are given a range of tasks to test their abilities in various areas; salesmanship, negotiation, requisitioning, leadership, teamwork, and organisation.

Apprentices are split into two teams for the tasks, and each episode centres on one of these specific skills.

The two teams are given briefings by Sugar, such as what the task involves and the win conditions, which are typically maximising profit or concocting a concept that Sugar values more than the other.

To complete the tasks, teams generally appoint someone to be the project manager, who is in charge of coordinating the rest of the team and making critical decisions.

At the conclusion of a task, the apprentices are grouped together into the ‘boardroom’, presided over by Sugar and his advisers, who evaluate their involvement in the task and determine which candidates remain on the show.

Apprentice UK Finale

When only five candidates remain, Sugar and his team conduct a series of interviews, where apprentices must make cases for why they deserve to win the prize and remain on the show.

Following this, it is generally the case that three apprentices are fired, leaving only two to compete in the final.

The final itself involves another task between the remaining finalists, with the culmination of the show leading to Sugar ultimately choosing the winner based on their performance in the final task.

When making his decision, Sugar points at the winning candidate, uttering the phrase “you’re hired’, the winner then leaving in Sugar’s limousine and marking the end of the season.

Watch Apprentice UK In NZ

You cannot watch the apprentice UK in New Zealand on any television channel as no one holds broadcasting rights to the live coverage. You may find some older seasons on some channels but not the latest series aired in the UK this year.

To combat this you need to appear to be in the UK so you can watch on the iPlayer.

Step 1: Get A VPN Provider

To watch the apprentice in New Zealand for free you’ll need to use the best VPN provider to pretend you’re in the country.

There are many different VPN providers out there on the web, from our experience the cheapest and most affordable option is PureVPN.

You’ll be able to buy a VPN using your New Zealand credit card/Paypal.

Step 2: Download & Install VPN Application

You’ll need to decide how you plan on accessing iPlayer. You could use your smart TV, Apple TV or just a computer web browser.

You’ll need to download the PureVPN Application to your device first, then the iPlayer app which would then show up in the app store.

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Step 3: Choose British Server

You’ll now need to connect through to a UK based server. If you’re given an option of which city then I’d choose London.

You’ll be advised by the VPN app once your IP has changed and you’re routing your connection via UK.

You’ll now be able to go to the chosen iPlayer website/app and create an account.

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Step 4: Start Watching The Apprentice UK

Search for the series on the website search box, although it’s likely going to be on the homepage if it’s currently live.

You’ll now be able to play any of the on demand content available as well as any highlight shows.

Keep your account and watch all content from the iPlayer.


There you have it, four of the simplest steps ever to start watching the apprentice UK in New Zealand live and on demand. You don’t need a satellite connection, an expensive cable plan or even a fully fledged VPN, with PureVPN you can get started for under a few dollars per month.

Your VPN can then unlock pretty much any channel in the world too.