Speakers at the Manufacturing & Engineering Careers Fair

Speakers at the Manufacturing & Engineering Careers Fair

Virtual Recruitment Ireland’s Manufacturing & Engineering Careers Fair will go live at 10am on Thursday, 7th April 2022. In addition to the diverse line-up of companies looking to recruit on the day, there’ll be a series of live webinars throughout the event on the Agenda Stage. These talks will be dedicated to jobseekers and those eager to progress in their career or make a career change.

Meet The Speakers


Frank Hynes

Returning to work or changing careers: The key skills and qualities employers are looking for (10.30-11am) 

Frank Hynes is the founder and CEO of a business called JobChanger. Through JobChanger Frank helps people find work they truly love and are passionate about. The first step is figuring out what you want from your career, would love to do and will be good at. The next step is to get that job or set up in self-employment. Learn more here

Luke Treacy

Career Paths in the Tech Sector (11-11.30am)

Luke Treacy is the General Manager of the Dublin CODING School, a new tech-education business currently based in Dun Laoghaire. Luke is an experienced executive in technology, media and digital publishing having previously served as CEO/Managing Director of two businesses in the UK and two in Ireland including an AI/IoT focused research business. Learn more here.

Caroline Barrett 

The Importance of Preparing for an Interview   (11.30-12noon) 

Caroline Barrett is a Personal & Career Life Coach-with qualifications also in Workplace and Business Coaching and in the area of Parent Coaching.She has been practicing part time since 2018 and is currently in the process of opening her new business ‘Internal Solutions, Personal Development and Coaching’ in Letterkenny in conjunction with Valerie Mcilwaine, a qualified QTT Practitioner and coach. Learn more here.

Pat Finnerty 

Is a job just to pay the bills and a career something you’re interested in?  (12-12.30pm) 

Pat Finnerty is a psychological coach whose aim is to help people find fulfilment in their careers and all other aspects of their lives, by focusing on their personalities and interests. Pat graduated in Hotel Management in 1998. Since then, he has carved out a successful career in Hospitality, Retail, sales and is also a business owner. Learn more here.

Patrice Farrell

Discover your career opportunities at AbbVie  (12.30-1pm) 

Patrice Farrell is the Talent Acquisition Director for AbbVie, leading a team of talent experts across Ireland, France, Belgium Germany and Italy who help identify highly skilled talented individuals to join the manufacturing sites in these countries. A graduate of NUIG, Patrice started her career in Information Technology but quickly moved into Talent Acquisition and Development. Learn more here.

Fiona Fennell 

Systems Approach to Careers – ‘The Matrix’ Field Guide (1-1.30pm)

Fiona Fennell offers Career and Performance Coaching to STEM professionals and those working in highly-regulated sectors. She is an Organisational Behaviourist with a Masters’ Degree in Innovation from the National Centre for Quality Management, the University of Limerick. Learn more here.

Karl Shine

Careers In The Semiconductor Industry, With Nikon Precision Europe  (1.30-2pm)

Karl Shine is an experienced International Talent Acquisition Specialist for Nikon with a demonstrated history of working in the Information Technology sector. With a Bachelor of Science focused on Business Administration with Human Resource Management from University of London, he is skilled in Recruitment, HR Consulting, Coaching, Executive Search, Graduate Recruitment, and Succession Planning. Learn more here.

Liam Horan

Ace your next competency-based job interview (2-2.30pm) 

Liam Horan is a nationally published Careers Columnist with TheJournal.ie, 12 regional Irish newspapers, and regular contributor to careers discussions on regional and national radios in Ireland. Furthermore, Liam is a Job-searching expert, Media and Interview Trainer,  Award-winning Journalist & Broadcaster and an Entrepreneur & Business Owner. Learn more here.

Mariah Stack

A career with Intel Ireland (2.30-3pm) 

Mariah Stack is the Talent Acquisition Manager at Intel Corporation. Mariah has been working with Intel for 2.5 years. She works on the Recruitment team, on the Recruitment Marketing side of the house. Learn more here.

Register Here Free Of Charge


The Manufacturing & Engineering Careers Fair

What can you expect at the fair?

  • Employers actively recruiting for hundreds of jobs at home and abroad
  • Specialised recruiters dedicated to jobs in the Manufacturing & Engineering sectors
  • Professional Career Coaches offering one-on-one CV, job seeking and career advice that’ll help you advance in your career.
  • Live webinars – The Agenda Stage features webinars and talks on important and topical issues by a diverse range of industry experts that’ll help you find your dream job for 2022.

There are great benefits that come with going virtual. You can log in from anywhere in the world as long as you have a Desktop, Laptop, Tablet or Smartphone and Wi-Fi connection. Furthermore, you can cut travel expenses on getting to a venue, buying coffee or food. And lastly, you will have access to the platform before and after the live event, which means you can create your profile, upload your CV, research companies and even begin applying for jobs before and after the 7th April 2022.






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