Career Seminars

We have an exciting lineup of keynote speakers
this year, covering three key areas of focus. Stay
tuned as we will be announcing our esteemed
speakers very soon!

Meet Our Speakers

Dr. Norah Patten photo

Dr. Norah Patten

Aeronautical Engineer, Citizen Scientist-Astronaut Candidate, Changemaker

Fiona O'Neill

Care Free Me -

Niall Breslin

Academic, author and public speaker

Fiona Murphy

Taxation Partner, RBK

Speaker Schedule

9.30 AM

Doors Open - Welcome to the Midlands Career Expo 2023

10.00 – 10.30 AM

Speaker to be announced

Launch of Midlands Career Expo 2023

11.00 – 11.30 AM

Tom Grennan – LWETB

Discover your talents through apprenticeship

Assistant Manager at LWETB Athlone Training Centre, responsible for Apprenticeships.


This talk is sponsored by Decotek Automotive

12.00 – 12.30 PM

Fiona O’Neill –

Practical tools to support positive mental health and remote working

Fiona is the founder of Care Free Me, a multi-talented professional with experience in nursing, nutrition, yoga, mindfulness, and  business. This talk will cover practical tools to support positive mental health and remote working.


12.30 – 1.00 PM

Niall Breslin –

Finding peace in the chaos of the modern world

As a former professional rugby player and bestselling author, Bressie’s experiences and insights on resilience, mental health, and personal growth promise to motivate and empower attendees.


1.30 – 2.00 PM

Fiona Murphy, RBK

Professional Services

Fiona has many years’ experience advising on large scale VAT transactions and due diligence. She is a regular speaker at RBK client events and provides budgetary analysis at our annual Budget Briefing.


2.30 – 3.00 PM

Dr. Norah Patten –


Dr. Norah Patten has been on a mission since the age of 11 to become Ireland’s first person in space. She is passionate about using her experience to encourage both young and old to shoot for the stars.


This talk is sponsored by Robotics & Drives