South Sydney Rabbitohs forward Jason Clark’s decision to undertake an Australian Apprenticeship in carpentry was influenced by his love for the outdoors.
The 27-year-old 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.