Simon Smith's Biography

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Simon Smith was a 35-year-old senior satellite television engineer with Sky TV, living in Harlow when he entered The Apprentice series 4.

In week 4 of The Apprentice Simon Smith was the losing project manager and was fired by Sir Alan Sugar.

Simon Smith, who gained 8 GCSEs, served in the Royal Artillery for nine years as a non-commissioned officer and specialised as a surveyor.

He served all over the world including the Middle East, where he trialled the army's first satellite communications systems.

In 1998, Simon Smith was given exemplary discharge from service, having served in Bosnia and Northern Ireland.

He then worked as a customer accounts manager at a bank and a technical recruitment consultant.

Before The Apprentice, Simon Smith had been a satellite engineer for four years.

After being fired from The Apprentice, Simon Smith told The Sun how he had got over his drug habit, which he developed after leaving the army.

After The Apprentice Simon Smith returned to his job rolling out new technology for the National Lottery.

Simon Smith supports West Ham. He has an I.Q. of 170, which he discovered when working for a polling company.

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