An original series uncovering squiggly career journeys, unexpected opportunities, professional pivots, work/life challenges & successes, to showcase that there is no such thing as a ‘typical career path’.

Welcome to ‘PathFinders’



 Maths lover, host of TV’s Countdown & STEM inspiration

Rachel Riley

Countdown host

Miss England, aerospace engineer and STEM ambassador

Jessica Gagen

Miss England

Tech-lover who gave up CTO role for start-up   

Darren Westall
Co-founder & CEO

The PathFinders podcast

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Amateur boxer turned champion trainer

Joe Gallagher

Boxing trainer

From café worker to nuclear asset care

Freyja Ingham

Morson Projects

Robotics & AI to aviation stress testing

Chloe Hughes

Aerospace Stress Tester

The scientist paving the way for STEM girls

Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko

Founder, Canadian Association

for Girls in Science (CAGIS)

The RAF veteran who swapped the UK for Canada

Dave Richardson

Maintenance Services,

Chartright Air Group

Rugby legend to boardroom powerhouse

Ian Bleese

Director of Rugby, Salford Red Devils

Trailblazing British Boxer of the Year

Natasha Jonas

Miss ‘GB’ champion boxer

The Mancunian Rocky story

Anthony Crolla

World champion boxer

The jack-of-all-trades astronaut

Tim Peake


Burpee’s, babies & P.E. with Joe

Joe Wicks

Fitness coach & influencer

The reality of returning to work

Kirsty Hodgson

Head of Bids, Morson

Neuro-psychologist, techpreneur & DJ

Dr Penny Trayner


Football pro to CAD technician

James Baillie

CAD technician

RAF fighter jets to project planning

Martin Goodwin

Project manager

Teaching to engineering

Becky Veal

Engineering consultant

Batmam: a career in ecology

Julie Dyson


A big brand & a little baby

Seb Heeley

Co-owner & master-distiller Manchester Gin Company

Apprenticeship journeys: from dad to DevOps

Tawfe’eq Babou

DevOps engineer

Apprenticeship journeys: from law to engineering

Hannah Lee

Engineering apprentice

‘The best title I could win is mum’

Natasha Jonas

Miss GB: champion boxer

Back office to on-site engineering

Rozana Zyka

Civil structural engineer

Aeronautical engineering journeys 

Ikram, Sally, Ayisha & Anna

Aerospace engineers

From aspiring pilot to electrical engineer

George Naylor

Electrical engineer

Property developer to ecopreneur

Nigel Eastham

Sustainability Yard founder

How to juggle professional parenthood

Adrian Adair

Morson Group COO

Sian Whittaker

Director, Arcadis