BBC Apprentice Winner - James White - to speak at Isle of Man Graduate Fair

Students and members of the Island’s business community can hear a keynote speech from BBC Apprentice 2017 winner, James White, who will share the story of his career and what it is like to gain major investment.

​As part of the Isle of Man Graduate Fair, which takes place on the 17 April 2020 at the Villa Marina, students and members of the Island’s business community will be able to register to hear a keynote speech from BBC Apprentice 2017 winner, James White, who will share the story of his career and what it is like to go into business with a major investor.

Hosted by the Department for Enterprise, the Isle of Man Graduate Fair is free to attend, giving delegates access to a full afternoon of content, valuable upskilling workshops and networking opportunities with some of the Island’s leading employers.

James White was a joint winner of reality TV show ‘The Apprentice’ in 2017 and successfully gained Lord Alan Sugar’s investment of £250,000 in his recruitment company, Right Time Recruitment. He launched the business just six months after graduating, and not long after that applied to be on the Apprentice, pitching himself and his business for major investment.


Right Time Recruitment is a full service recruitment consultancy, which works to the mind-set of finding ‘Careers That Work’, specialising in IT and Infrastructure professionals and is headquartered in Birmingham. James’ experience means he is well placed to speak about the process of recruiting and finding a job for both organisations and individuals.

James will host a morning workshop for recruiters and HR teams of Isle of Man organisations where he will provide advice and tips on how employers can best appeal to a younger demographic.

James will also be speaking at an evening event at the Villa Marina which is open to not only attendees of the main graduate fair but also to the wider Isle of Man community. He will be speaking on his career success, how he came back from adversity and what it’s like to go into business with a major investor, as well as discussing the pressure that running a business brings and how he personally deals with it.


James White, Managing Director of Right Time Recruitment and 2017 winner of the Apprentice said:

"Looking back on my career it has been anything but simple and straightforward - which is something I am actually very proud of! I think it is important for younger generations to understand that there are opportunities to build your career everywhere and the path to real success is not always conventional and easy to plan for.

" I am looking forward to visiting the Isle of Man and not only being able to speak to graduates about some of the biggest lessons I have learnt from my career, but also to help the Isle of Man business community ensure they are well equipped to provide young, ambitious graduates with the best possible start to their careers."

Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister for Enterprise, commented:

‘Attracting graduates to the Isle of Man has been a key strategic focus for Locate Isle of Man since its inception. I am pleased that the event will encompass networking opportunities for young people as well as insightful sentiment from such a young and successful entrepreneur, James White.’

The Isle of Man Graduate Far is suitable for students, graduates and anyone with an interest in or considering their next employment options; whether currently based in the Isle of Man or further afield. Register for free at:

The evening event is available to the wider Isle of Man community, however there are only a limited number of tickets available. Find out more information on the event and register at:

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