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This highly anticipated event, taking place on September 23rd at Mullingar Park Hotel, aims to inspire and motivate job seekers and career enthusiasts in the Midlands region. With nearly 50 exhibitors offering a wide range of job opportunities, insightful talks, and exclusive one-on-one sessions with experts, the expo is designed to empower attendees and provide valuable resources for career advancement.

  • Norah Patten, an Irish aeronautical engineer and award-winning STEM advocate, is the keynote speaker at the expo, kindly sponsored by Robotics and Drives. Her ground-breaking achievements in the field of aeronautical engineering and contributions to space exploration have made her a role model for aspiring scientists and engineers. As an author and STEM advocate, Dr. Patten is committed to promoting the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education among young learners.
  • Niall Breslin, widely known as Bressie, is a highly respected mental health advocate, public speaker, musician, and author. His talk, “Finding Peace in the Chaos of the Modern World,” will share his insights and inspirational journey. 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.

“We are delighted to have such prominent speakers, Norah Patten and Bressie at this year’s Midlands Career Expo,” Allyson English, President Mullingar Chamber. Norah is a real inspiration for young people, especially young women, thinking about a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Manufacturing. She will definitely inspire and motivate”.

She continued “Wellbeing is and should be part of peoples everyday lives. Bressie’s passion for mental health awareness and his ability to connect with audiences make him a truly inspirational figure. We believe his presence will have a profound impact on our attendees as they navigate their career paths.”

The event is also proud to host a range of other speakers, including:

  • Fiona O’Neill: Founder of Care Free Me, a multi-talented professional with experience in nursing, nutrition, yoga, mindfulness, and business.
  • Tom Grennan: Assistant Manager at LWETB Athlone Training Centre, responsible for Apprenticeships.
  • Professional Services: There will also be a talk on opportunities for people within the legal and financial sectors.

The expo will feature hundreds of job opportunities from various industries, offering attendees a chance to explore career options in the Midlands. Additionally, exclusive one-on-one sessions with experts will provide personalised advice on networking, resume improvement, and interview preparation. The event aims to attract over 2500 attendees, providing a dynamic networking and career advancement opportunity.

Exhibitor Opportunities: A limited number of exhibitor spots are still available for companies eager to connect with potential candidates. Visit  for more information.

Free Registration: Jobseekers can register to attend for free at making this event accessible to everyone looking to enhance their career prospects.

The Midlands Career Expo is dedicated to empowering the local workforce and providing valuable insights in these challenging times. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with employers, learn from industry experts, and explore numerous job opportunities in the Midlands, Ireland.

For more information and to secure your spot, please visit