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Quit your job: the best of the year

By Time Out London contributors
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Rob Greig

Fancy a career change? We've spent the year interviewing people with jobs that are probably more interesting than yours. Find some inspiration for that whole 'new year, new you' thing with the best interviews from 2015.

Food and drink

Natalie Glock, 32, apprentice chocolatier at Paul A Young, Soho

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 Gavin Monery, 38, winemaker at London Cru

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Holly Chaves, 28, cheesemonger at The Cheeseboard

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Jaega Wise, 26, head brewer at Wild Card Brewery

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 Aissatou Diallo, 27, coffee roaster at Pact Coffee

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Ben MacKinnon, 35, baker and director at E5 Bakehouse

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Tom Harrow, 36, wine director of Honest Grapes

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Makers

Bruce Marks, 47, studio manager at London Glassblowing 

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Chris Murphy, 33, founder of The Positive Press

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Sebastian Tarek, owner of Sebastian Tarek Bespoke Shoes, Shoreditch 

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 Sophie Beale, 32, Sophie Beale Millinery

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Seth Kennedy, 40, antiquarian horologist explains how he became a watchmaker 

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Sports and leisure 

Ruth Proctor, 34, ice rink marshal, Natural History Museum Swarovski Ice Rink

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Jimmy Havoc, 30 Professional wrestler and Progress Wrestling champion

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Archie Cork, 23, croupier at the Hippodrome

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Chris Maude, 46, master jockey's valet

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Behind the scenes

Will Wyatt, 28, Senior Special Effects Technician at Artem

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Zoe Phillips, 33, senior assistant armourer at the Royal Opera House

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Eddy Frankel, 30, Front Section editor for Time Out

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Jane Petrie, 49, film costume designer

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Out of the ordinary

Gavin Bodenham, 42, arborist at Epping Forest for the City of London Corporation 

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Louise Crocker, 43, firefighter at Heathrow Airport 

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Alex Hackett, 22, beatboxer around central London

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Andy Thompson, 36, pilot for London's Air Ambulance

 Carla Valentine, 32 Technical curator at Barts Pathology Museum

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Anita Kelsey, 52, feline behaviourist 

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Ross McCarthy, 38, Canine behavioural consultant

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Want more alternative career paths? Quit your job, become a... lobster tank manager.

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