South Sydney Rabbitohs forward Jason Clark’s decision to undertake an Australian Apprenticeship in carpentry was influenced by his love for the outdoors.
 
Jason completed Year 12 while playing with the Rabbitohs’ junior sides before deciding to prepare for a career after football by undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship.

“A carpentry apprenticeship was a natural fit for me as someone who loves being outside and working with their hands,” Jason said.

“Picking up the tools and heading to the worksite gives me a good break from football.

“The best thing about completing an apprenticeship is that once you are qualified, there are great opportunities for career and salary progression, owning a business, travel and further study.”

Jason and team mate David Tyrrell were apprentice mentors in the Trade UP with the NRL program – where they encouraged players to prepare for a career outside of football.

Watch Jason in action here: Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador Jason Clark and Jason Clark - Real skills for real careers.

If you are interested in an Australian Apprenticeship and how to get started, download An Australian Apprenticeship - Endless Career Possibilities brochure or contact your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.

Follow us on Facebook

Book an Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador

Invite an Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador to share their success story at your event.