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Are We Nearly There Yet?

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Inspiring career journeys by sharing stories from those a few steps ahead of you.

Inspiring career journeys by sharing stories from those a few steps ahead of you.

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United Kingdom

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Inspiring career journeys by sharing stories from those a few steps ahead of you.

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English


Episodes

What advice would you give your younger self? Episode three

12/14/2021
What advice would you give your younger self? It’s a questions Professor Andrew Sherry asks of all guests on the podcast series ‘Are We Nearly There Yet?’ As season one draws to close, we thought we’d put all this advice into a few special episodes. We hope you enjoy listening and we encourage you on your career journey! If you’d like to listen to any of these episodes in full, you can do so on the AWNTY Podbean channel.

Duration:00:33:32

What advice would you give your younger self? Episode two

12/7/2021
What advice would you give your younger self? It’s a questions Professor Andrew Sherry asks of all guests on the podcast series ‘Are We Nearly There Yet?’ As season one draws to close, we thought we’d put all this advice into a few special episodes. We hope you enjoy listening and we encourage you on your career journey! If you’d like to listen to any of these episodes in full, you can do so on the AWNTY Podbean channel. Look out for season three!

Duration:00:30:42

What advice would you give your younger self? Episode one

11/30/2021
What advice would you give your younger self? It’s a questions Professor Andrew Sherry asks of all guests on the podcast series ‘Are We Nearly There Yet?’ As season one draws to close, we thought we’d put all this advice into a few special episodes. We hope you enjoy listening and we encourage you on your career journey! If you’d like to listen to any of these episodes in full, you can do so on the AWNTY Podbean channel. Look out for season two!

Duration:00:29:15

You need to savour and appreciate the journey that you go on! Tom Scott, Professor of Materials, Bristol University

11/16/2021
Tom Scott is a Professor of Materials at Bristol University and also leads two spin out companies from the university: ImiTec, which specializes in the development and manufacture of novel methods for detecting, characterising and mapping radiation and Arkenlight, the Diamond Battery company which develops and manufactures micro-power sources based on radiovoltaic technology. To lives in Bristol with his wife Nikki and their two children Imogen and Joe. Tom grew up In Dorset and went to...

Duration:00:36:39

You have to have the confidence to try things out. Sarah Beacock, CEO, Nuclear Institute.

11/9/2021
Sarah Beacock is the CEO of the Nuclear Institute. She lives in South East London and in her spare time enjoys wildlife in the garden and birdwatching. Sarah grew up in South London and really enjoyed school as a child. She also enjoyed ballet and gymnastics and joined the school hockey team. After school, Sarah went to study Environmental Science at Plymouth Polytechnic. After graduating, Sarah then went travelling around Australia, New Zealand and Papa New Guinea where she worked as a...

Duration:00:33:53

Lead by example and be prepared to do anything that you expect your team to do! Jean Llewellyn, Non-executive Director, ONR and the World Institute for Nuclear Security

11/2/2021
Jean Llewellyn is a non-executive director for the Office for Nuclear Regulations (ONR) and for the World Institute for Nuclear Security. Jean is active in her free time and likes travelling, mountaineering and cycling and is partial to wining and dining too with her husband. Jean grew up in Stockport with her two older brothers. After sixth from Jean went to study Geography at Nottingham University. The style of studying didn’t suit Jean’s personality and she ended up finishing at the...

Duration:00:29:00

We all have our own struggles, weaknesses and doubts. Stacy Snook, Insider Threat Mitigation, Sellafield Ltd

10/26/2021
Stacy Snook is a Nuclear Security Professional specialising in Insider Threat Mitigation at Sellafield Ltd and an Ambassador to the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS). Stacy was born and grew up in Johannesburg, where she felt she lived in an international community which she described as good fun. After six years, Stacy and her family then moved back to the UK before then moving to Ethiopia due to her dad’s work. Whilst in Ethiopia, Stacy started an apprenticeship to help...

Duration:00:32:33

Grasp every opportunity that comes along with both hands, give it 100% and be wholehearted. Claire Flint, Senior Independent Director

10/19/2021
Claire Flint is a Senior Business Leader and a Non-Executive Director for a number of organisations including the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Claire lives in Oxford and enjoys walking in the countryside and grows vegetables in her garden. Claire’s favourite subject was History whilst she was at school, so after school she went to study History at Queen Mary London University. After she graduated, Claire went to B&Q as part of the...

Duration:00:33:38

Try to find that correlation in everything you do. Jon Salthouse, Content Director, Owl Live

10/12/2021
Jon Salthouse is currently the Content Director for Owl Live, which is a Brand Experience Agency specialising in employee engagement, training and events. Jon has had over 10 years of experience of working in engagement with companies such as Google, EY and Toyota. Outside of his career Jon has an interest in classic cars, cycling and photography. Jon grew up in Birmingham and lived there until he was about 19 years old. Jon went on the theatre school after doing a year at sixth form where...

Duration:00:32:19

Innovation is all about trying something new that creates value, it doesn‘t need to be new to the world, it just has to be new to you. Sara Huntingdon, Head of Innovation, NDA

10/5/2021
Sara Huntingdon is the Head of Innovation in the Operations and Performance Improvement Directorate at the NDA Corporate Centre. She lives in Cricklade near Cirencester and has been building a house with her husband Mike. In her spare time, Sara loves baking. Sara grew up in Lindley, Huddersfield with her parents and sister. During her A-level, Sara focused on Maths and the Sciences. Sara then went to Loughborough to study Physics. She decided to pick Physics combined with Engineering...

Duration:00:38:46

It‘s okay not to have a plan, just going with the flow is alright! Being adaptable and applying your skills to different environments is key. Beccy Pleasant, Head of Nuclear Skills, NSSG

9/28/2021
Beccy Pleasant is Head of Nuclear Skills at the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NSSG). Beccy lives in Anglesey in North Wales. She enjoys her countryside walks and runs which offsets her love of cooking. Beccy also finds time to runs a small holding, aiming for self-sufficiency in meat and vegetables. She is also Vice-Chair of Governors of Llangefni Secondary School, Anglesey. Beccy grew up in Harlow on the Hartforshire/ Essex border. She went to school in Bishop’s Stortford, a historic...

Duration:00:36:40

Be the best you can be, and give people the realisation that there are opportunities out there for them. Rebecca Weston, COO, Sellafield Ltd

9/21/2021
Rebecca Weston is the Chief Operating Officer at Sellafield Limited and is accountable for programme delivery and performance of the nuclear site. Rebecca grew up in Skegness and now lives in West Cumbria with her wife Tanya and toddler Max. Rebecca went to Oxford University to study Physics. Rebecca enjoyed every moment of her time at Oxford University and made the most of being able to play a variety of different sports by joining the women’s football, cricket and hockey teams. She also...

Duration:00:33:09

If you want to get something in life, then you‘ve got to set your mind to achieving it. Tom Samson, CEO, Rolls-Royce SMR Consortium

9/14/2021
Tom Samson is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rolls-Royce SMR Limited. He has over 30 years of experience in the power industry in various senior level executive positions in the UK and internationally. Tom began his career as a Chartered Engineer at GEC Alstom designing combined cycle gas fired power plants before joining Marubeni Corporation where he helped them grow their global power portfolio and undertook a number of CEO and Board level assignments across that portfolio in the...

Duration:00:39:59

Life can only be understood backwards but must be lived forwards. Melanie Brownridge, Technology and Innovation Director, NDA

9/7/2021
Melanie Brownridge is the Technology and Innovation Director at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). Melanie lives in West Cumbria with her husband, Martin, and two teenage girls. In her spare time she likes to walk in the glorious countryside of the Lake District and to play her cello, piano and double base. Melanie was born in Chester but moved to High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire when she was one. Melanie went to Wycombe High School which she really enjoyed and after getting good...

Duration:00:30:37

Always pursue things you are interested in, because if you're not interested, you'll not do very well. Dr Tim Stone CBE, Chairman, Nuclear Industry Association and Nuclear Risk Insurers

8/31/2021
Dr Tim Stone is Chairman of the Nuclear Industry Association, the trade association for the civil nuclear industry in the UK, and Chairman of Nuclear Risk Insurers, a leader in nuclear insurance supporting over 300 nuclear sites around the world. Tim was awarded a CBE in 2010 for services to the Energy industry. In his free time Tim likes to play classical music. Tim grew up in Catcliffe, close to Orgreave pit where his Grandfather worked which incidentally happens to be where Nuclear AMRC...

Duration:00:37:50

The best advice I would give someone is to seek guidance and counsel. Georgina Hines, Policy Analyst, Nuclear Industry Association

8/24/2021
Georgina Hines is a Policy Analyst at the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA). Georgina is also Secretary of the Next Generation Nuclear Industry Council, the Shadow Theme Lead for the NSSG in its delivery of the nuclear skills agenda, and a representative of the Nuclear Delivery Group, which is working on a vision for nuclear activity for the next parliamentary period. Georgina grew up in Telford and went to William Brookes School in Telford where she particularly enjoyed Science and Maths....

Duration:00:27:36

Follow your heart, take courage, do the things that you really want to do. Miranda Kirschel, Commercial Director, Circular1Health

8/17/2021
Miranda Kirschel is an avid supporter of UK Nuclear and has worked in Commercial and Business Director roles interfacing with nuclear companies for over 20 years. In her current role she is a Commercial Director for Circular1Health, which provides services to businesses to ensure their workplaces are Covid secure and able to test their staff. Miranda grew up in Cyprus where she had a happy childhood, but felt she wasn’t particularly academic. Her main focus and passion was ballet and she...

Duration:00:36:36

"Keep your head. Use your strength to keep moving forward." Hannah Paterson, Technical Manager for the Spent Fuel Consolidation Programme at Sellafield Ltd.

8/11/2021
Hannah Paterson is the Technical Manager for the Spent Fuel Consolidation Programme at Sellafield Ltd. She is also engaged in outreach activities, including Chair of the Nuclear Institute Young Generation Network. Hannah grew up in Aberdeen and loved school where she questioned everything with her inquisitive mind. She now lives in Cockermouth and when she isn’t working, she likes to go fell walking and mountain biking. Hannah studied medicinal Chemistry at the at the University of...

Duration:00:29:23

"Have a bit more fun" says Saralyn Thomas, Senior Consultant, Abbott Risk Consulting

8/3/2021
Saralyn Thomas is a Senior Consultant for Nuclear Safety working for Abbott Risk Consulting (ARC) in Newbury and Vice-Chair of the Nuclear Institute’s Young Generation Network looking after International Liaison, including COP-26. Saralyn lives just outside Oxford and in her free time likes to bake and share the cakes that she’s baked! She went to Amman Valley School in Carmarthenshire South Wales and was part of the school choir and chemistry club. She really loved school and got stuck...

Duration:00:26:22

When you have options, be true to your values. Andy Worrall, Integrated Fuel Cycle Section Head, ORNL

7/27/2021
Andy Worrall is currently the Integrated Fuel Cycle Section Head in the Nuclear Energy and Fuel Cycle Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Deputy Director of the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN), a U.S Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy initiative. Andy lives in Knoxsville, just north of the Smoky Mountains. He grew up in Wolverhampton and went to Bingly Junior School and Highfields Secondary School. Andy studied Maths, Physics and Chemistry...

Duration:00:33:01