Jarrod Wardle

Training Institute: TAFE NSW Hunter Institute, Newcastle Campus
Qualification: Certificate III in Painting & Decorating
National Results: Bronze Medal

Hoping to bring his painting and decorating skills to a new level, Jarrod “Jaz” Wardle is a creative apprentice painter with a true appreciation for the UK’s long history of excellence in the profession.

Choose three words that best describe you.
Fun, determined, happy

What do you enjoy most about your trade/skill?
Making things look neat and new, and working with different people and new places all the time.

What has been your favourite part of your WorldSkills Australia experience?
Testing my trade abilities and meeting new friends along the way.

What type of work experience would you like to undertake in the UK?
I would love to learn more about faux wood graining/marbling, advanced paperhanging and heritage restoration, as the tradesmen in the UK are far more developed in these areas when compared to Australia. I would love to see some of the historic buildings and the techniques that were used to paint them centuries ago and how they have been restored and maintained to look as if it was done back then.

Tell us one thing that most people don’t know about you.
Most people don’t know I’m really into art and drawing/painting.

If you had one unlimited resource at your disposal for one day, what would it be and what would you do?
Money – get as much possible out of the bank and shout myself and all my close friends/family a trip around the world with spending money.

What is the funniest question you expect to be asked about Australia?
How often do I ride my kangaroo to work?

You’re on your way to the UK so it has to be asked: Vegemite or Marmite?
Neither actually – Promite is my spread.