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Career Stories from the Field

Career Stories from the Field

By Penny Strutton
Welcome to the Career Stories Podcast - a place where you can learn more about real life career stories from the field.
Each week, I will bring to you an interview with professionals from a wider variety of backgrounds, fulfilling a vast array of careers!
When choosing a career or switching career, building your knowledge of other careers out there is one of the first steps in starting your development journey.
This podcast aims to inspire you through giving deep, real life insight into an array of different jobs, to help invigorate and direct your career journey.
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Episode #3. Meet Sarah Leigh - From Maths, to Analyst to IT Director (not to mention 3 children)

Career Stories from the Field

Episode #3. Meet Sarah Leigh - From Maths, to Analyst to IT Director (not to mention 3 children)

Career Stories from the Field

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Episode #7: Meet Michael Moss - from Civil Engineering, to Berlin to Technology Operations Management
This week I’m talking to Michael Moss. Michael is the Head of Technology Operations at a scientific informatics software company. He started his career with a degree in civil engineering, then moved into a corporate focusing on quality assurance, before moving to Berlin, then Hong Kong to further his career and life experience. For the last 6 years, Michael has worked in project management and operations here in the UK. He, now holds this senior position in a fast growing company.
34:43
January 18, 2022
Episode #6 - Meet Vijay Tank, from Accountant to Director of Supply Chain
Vijay Tank is the Director of Supply Chain for one of the UK's largest Energy Supplier. Starting as an Accountant, Vijay has navigated his career through finance, consultancy and has for the last 10 years held Directorship roles in multiple departments within his current company. His story demonstrates how we can transfer our skills into various departments, embrace new challenges and expand our ability - if we have the right mindset and attitude. 
26:24
January 09, 2022
Episode #5: Meet Gabin Sinclair-Constance. From a degree in Art and Media to Director for a National Charity
Today I'm talking to Gabin Sinclair-Constance. Gabin started his career with a degree in Art and Media, moved into teaching art and music then went onto gain a higher diploma in teaching. This role brought him into the charity sector where he now holds the position as Director for Programmes for the Charity, LEAP Confronting Conflict. 
27:27
December 17, 2021
Episode #4: Meet Katrina Thorogood. From Purchasing Assistant to Global Director in Procurement
This week I’m talking with Katrina Thorogood. Katrina is the Director of Global Indirect Category Management at an international water solutions company. She started her career as a purchasing assistant whilst studying for a degree in business studies. She’s since moved upwards in procurement through a number of jobs and industries.
24:23
December 07, 2021
Episode #3. Meet Sarah Leigh - From Maths, to Analyst to IT Director (not to mention 3 children)
This week I’m talking to Sarah Leigh. Sarah is the IT Vice President for Global Applications at Wood Plc. Sarah started her career with a maths degree, then moved into a series of analyst roles before moving into IT and gaining a director position by the age of 31. She also has three children under six and has developed a great approach to balancing career and home life.
23:09
November 24, 2021
Episode #2. Psychology, Tax and Professional Services - Meet Paul Harrison
This week I'm talking to Paul Harrison.  Paul is a Director at one of the big four professional services consultancies. He started his career with a degree in psychology but moved directly into the Inland Revenue as a Tax Inspector. He's spent the last couple of decades at the professional services consultancy within the Tax Directorate. 
44:18
November 11, 2021
Episode #1: From Military Jets to Strategy - Meet Barry O'Loughlin
Meet Barry O'Loughlin.  Barry started his career almost 30 years ago in the Military. As a child all he wanted do was fly planes in the RAF and worked hard to achieve his dream. After 15 years, he decided to move on into civilian employment. Although he'd built up a range of valuable skills, the journey to becoming the Chief of Staff and Strategy at one of Britain's leading government outsourced organisation is extraordinary. Barry is about to embark on another exciting transition as he moves into self-employment through a portfolio career - alongside achieving qualifications in mountaineering and Duke of Edinburgh mentoring. 
32:49
November 08, 2021
Introducing - Career Stories from the Field
Welcome to the Career Stories Podcast - a place where you can learn more about real life career stories from the field.  Each week, I will bring to you an interview with professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds, fulfilling a vast array of careers!  When choosing a career or switching career, building your knowledge of other jobs and careers in the field is one of the first steps in starting your development journey.  This podcast aims to inspire you through giving deep, real life insight into an array of different jobs, to help invigorate and direct your career journey.  Please do subscribe and also let me know if there is a particular job type of career you want to learn more about!  Thanks for listening! 
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November 03, 2021