A WINNER of the BBC’s flagship entrepreneurial programme The Apprentice visited Pembrokeshire last week (September 6) to give tips to college students on how to build their own business empires.

Students starting their course at college had the opportunity to attend a talk by self-made businessman Joseph Valente.

The former winner of BBC series The Apprentice in 2015, Joseph told learners about his journey from expelled schoolboy to owning a multi-million pound business.

He shared with students the highs and lows of the last twelve years along with his recipe for success: Create, maintain, grow.

During a series of Q&A sessions Joseph candidly answered questions and offered advice to learners thinking of setting up their own businesses in the future, as well as sharing some of the key things he had learnt from working alongside Lord Sugar.

Joseph also visited the College’s Energy Centre where he offered some words of encouragement to learners studying to become gas accredited – one of the key building blocks of his own journey to become an entrepreneur.

In total more than 900 learners attended the talks which were made possible thanks to Welsh Government’s Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy (YES) which encourages young people to be more entrepreneurial and help those interested in starting a business take their ideas forward.