Engineering Stories

Silver Fox

An opportunity for young engineers to hear the tales of those who have been there and done that. Presented by Silver Fox in association with the IET.

All Episodes

Episode 2, hosts Alex and Nicoleta, welcome, Dan Floyd. Dan is a Principal Engineer at Cundall. Dan has worked really hard to get to where he is today, and shares an important message, that persistence is key to achieving your goals and getting through difficult times. Dan is a keen runner and uses his love for running to help take time away from work, focus on something else and reduce stress. The purpose of this Podcast is to share the unique experiences of our guest, whose career has been in engineering. As such we hope these are of interest to young engineers at the beginning of their careers. The information, opinions, and any experience referred to in this Podcast are the guest’s own and should not be taken in any way as professional advice or recommendations.

Nov 24

36 min 24 sec

Alex kicks off Series 2 by introducing Nicoleta, Engineering Stories' new co-host. Nicoleta shares her reasons behind choosing to study engineering, as well as what shes' looking forward to in this series.  The purpose of this Podcast is to share the unique experiences of our guest, whose career has been in engineering. As such, we hope these are of interest to young engineers at the beginning of their careers. The information, opinions, and any experience referred to in this Podcast are the guest's own and should not be taken in any way as professional advice or recommendations.

Nov 15

7 min 27 sec

Episode 11, hosts Alex and Connor, welcome, Rebeka Sellick. Rebeka has spent her entire career in the rail industry, a career that began when she was part of an exchange with French Railways, allowing her to work in Paris for three months. Since then, Rebeka has worked in a variety of roles including frontline train maintenance, consultancy as well as R&D, and innovation.  The purpose of this Podcast is to share the unique experiences of our guest, whose career has been in engineering. As such we hope these are of interest to young engineers at the beginning of their careers. The information, opinions, and any experience referred to in this Podcast are the guest’s own and should not be taken in any way as professional advice or recommendations.

Oct 20

40 min 38 sec

Episode 10, hosts Alex and Connor, welcome, Amelia Gould. Amelia discusses her current role as Portfolio Director at BAE Systems as well as her time in the Royal Navy as a Weapons Engineering Officer. Amelia also shares stories from her 22-month long trip with her husband, sailing from Portsmouth to Sydney.  The purpose of this Podcast is to share the unique experiences of our guest, whose career has been in engineering. As such we hope these are of interest to young engineers at the beginning of their careers. The information, opinions, and any experience referred to in this Podcast are the guest’s own and should not be taken in any way as professional advice or recommendations.

Oct 6

46 min 31 sec

Episode 9, hosts Alex and Dominic, welcome, Simon Whitehouse. Simon takes a trip down memory lane and reminisces on his time in the Royal Navy. He also discusses with Alex and Dom how he now encourages young people to join the engineering industry.  The purpose of this Podcast is to share the unique experiences of our guest, whose career has been in engineering. As such we hope these are of interest to young engineers at the beginning of their careers. The information, opinions, and any experience referred to in this Podcast are the guest’s own and should not be taken in any way as professional advice or recommendations.

Sep 22

55 min 25 sec

Episode 8, hosts Alex and Connor welcome, Ying Wan Loh. Ying is an Operation Specialist who has previously worked at Rolls Royce and studied at the University of Glasgow and the University of Cambridge.  The purpose of this Podcast is to share the unique experiences of our guest, whose career has been in engineering. As such we hope these are of interest to young engineers at the beginning of their careers. The information, opinions, and any experience referred to in this Podcast are the guest’s own and should not be taken in any way as professional advice or recommendations

Sep 1

35 min 39 sec

Episode 7, hosts Alex and Connor welcome, Mark Goudie. Mark is a Distribution System Operations Manager at SP Energy Networks. Mark shares some interesting stories about his career and his commitment to inspiring young students and apprentices with an interest in engineering.  The purpose of this Podcast is to share the unique experiences of our guest, whose career has been in engineering. As such we hope these are of interest to young engineers at the beginning of their careers. The information, opinions, and any experience referred to in this Podcast are the guest’s own and should not be taken in any way as professional advice or recommendations

Aug 18

45 min 20 sec

Episode 6, hosts Alex and Connor welcome Capability Manager, Fiona Clark. Fiona is the Manager of EW Sensors at Leonardo UK. With 36 years of experience under her belt, she shares some of the highlights of her long career as well as some advice for entering the world of engineering. The purpose of this Podcast is to share the unique experiences of our guest, whose career has been in engineering. As such we hope these are of interest to young engineers at the beginning of their careers. The information, opinions, and any experience referred to in this Podcast are the guest’s own and should not be taken in any way as professional advice or recommendations

Aug 4

50 min 40 sec

Episode 5, hosts Alex and Connor welcome Fellow of the IET, Darren Martin. Now the Operations Director at Musk Process Services, Darren is a very accomplished engineer. Amongst other topics, Darren and the hosts discuss the importance of SMEs in Engineering and why they shouldn't be overlooked when entering the industry.  The purpose of this Podcast is to share the unique experiences of our guest, whose career has been in engineering. As such we hope these are of interest to young engineers at the beginning of their careers. The information, opinions, and any experience referred to in this Podcast are the guest’s own and should not be taken in any way as professional advice or recommendations

Jul 21

40 min 28 sec

Episode 4, hosts Alex and Connor welcome Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IET, Phil Clements. Phil has had an amazing career working for the likes of National Grid and now SSE as the Director of Operations and Business Support. Phil shares his thoughts on Electric Vehicles and his time as an apprentice moving up the ranks.  The purpose of this Podcast is to share the unique experiences of our guest, whose career has been in engineering. As such we hope these are of interest to young engineers at the beginning of their careers. The information, opinions, and any experience referred to in this Podcast are the guest’s own and should not be taken in any way as professional advice or recommendations

Jul 5

42 min 17 sec

Episode 3, hosts Alex and Connor welcome Systems Engineer, Adam Wood to the show. Adam has had an interesting career working in the rail, defence and healthcare sectors, currently working at Teledyne e2v. Adam shares some interesting insight on the similarities and differences between them, as well as talks about the work he is doing for the Chelmsford Science & Engineering Society.   The purpose of this Podcast is to share the unique experiences of our guest, whose career has been in engineering. As such we hope these are of interest to young engineers at the beginning of their careers. The information, opinions, and any experience referred to in this Podcast are the guest’s own and should not be taken in any way as professional advice or recommendations

Jun 16

35 min 21 sec

Episode 2, hosts Alex and Connor welcome the fantastic Kels Brooks. Primarily an Audio Engineer, Kels has ventured into the world of Cloud Engineering now working for IN4.0 Group. Kels is currently studying for a part-time Masters at The University of York and also discusses the potential benefits of having an MSc and the things to be cautious of before starting.  The purpose of this Podcast is to share the unique experiences of our guest, whose career has been in engineering. As such we hope these are of interest to young engineers at the beginning of their careers. The information, opinions, and any experience referred to in this Podcast are the guest’s own and should not be taken in any way as professional advice or recommendations.  

May 26

45 min 11 sec

Episode 1 sees hosts Alex and Connor speak with Chief Petty Officer, Peter Spayne. Peter shares his interesting insights on what it is like to be an engineer in the Royal Navy, and talks about his route from school to the armed forces, recently completing his Masters in Engineering whilst serving as an officer.    The purpose of this Podcast is to share the unique experiences of our guest, whose career has been in engineering. As such we hope these are of interest to young engineers at the beginning of their careers. The information, opinions, and any experience referred to in this Podcast are the guest’s own and should not be taken in any way as professional advice or recommendations.    

May 11

42 min 51 sec