Jake Barton

Training Institute: Gordon TAFE
Qualification: Certificate III in Electro-Technology
National Results: Gold Medal

Looking forward to the program’s leadership development challenges, Jake “Jakey” Barton is a skilled apprentice electrician with a strong desire to grow to new heights within his profession.

Choose three words that best describe you.
Outgoing, sociable, friendly

What do you enjoy most about your trade/skill?
I mostly enjoy hands on type work with elements of complication with various jobs. I also enjoy the job satisfaction involved in the visual appeal of neat work and the completion of technical wiring.

What has been your favourite part of your WorldSkills Australia experience?
Getting to know the various people involved in our teams, and also stepping on stage receiving gold at the National Competition.

What type of work experience would you like to undertake in the UK?
I would like to get involved with a large corporation that can offer a vast range of work experience and opportunities. Overall I want to gain experience and abilities in the electrical field that will help me improve as a tradesman and seek out a higher, more challenging job roles in the future.

Tell us one thing that most people don’t know about you.
I recently jumped out of a plane at 14,000 feet.

If you had one unlimited resource at your disposal for one day, what would it be and what would you do?
Knowledge – I would use all the knowledge I could to create an invention and or product to make me infinitely rich once the day was up.

What is the funniest question you expect to be asked about Australia?
What does actual sunlight feel like?

You’re on your way to the UK so it has to be asked: Vegemite or Marmite?