After joining the Royal Navy following a bet with her dad, Natalie successfully enjoyed a career as a Weapons Engineering Officer for over a decade, having 2 of her 3 children whilst in service; gaining operational campaign medals for service in Afghanistan, Sierra Leone and Libya.
Following the Navy, she began her career in steel working as an operations planner for Harsco and an advanced refractories technician for Vesuvius. Now, as a specialist in refractory maintenance on Port Talbot’s iconic Blast Furnaces, Natalie is open about the struggle of being the absent parent, the lessons she’s learned along the way and why she would encourage any girl to follow a path like hers.
Listen in for an honest, entertaining and informative chat with a formidable Women of Steel.
Episode 10: “A modern manufacturing renaissance”
Episode 9: “Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create”
Build me up buttercup
It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it
The will and the way
School of thought
You pays your money and you takes your choice
Part of the problem or part of the solution?
Don’t mention the C word
Women of Steel S3 E4 - Karen Bowman
Women of Steel S3 E3 - Barbara Evans
Women of Steel S3 E2 - Dr. Aimee Goodall
Women of Steel S2 E6 - Heather Rowland
Women of Steel S2 E5 - Natalie Young
Women of Steel S2 E4 - Rouha Hussaina
Women of Steel S2 E3 - Jo Evans
Women of Steel S2 E2 - Amanda Brady
Women of Steel S2 E1 - Susan Jones
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