A Little Bit More About Our Speakers

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Margaret Nolan

Margaret Nolan

Margaret Nolan ‘Design your career from the ground up’ Member of the Valuations Professional Group at the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.

Ciara Brannigan

Ciara Brannigan

Ciara Brannigan - DkIT Schools Outreach Graduate Brand Ambassador Student Experience & College Life Outside the Classroom

Nellie Tattersall

Nellie Tattersall

Nellie Tattersall - Languages Connect Foreign School Exchanges bring languages to life!

Meabh Nimmo

Meabh Nimmo

Monday 16th September  - 11.40  Meabh Nimmo  Guidance Counsellor - Dunboyne College “Progression to third level & employment through further Education”

Pete Graham

Pete Graham

Pete Graham - Habitat for Humanity Ireland Church and Community Engagement Officer for Habitat for Humanity Ireland

Colin Walsh

Colin Walsh

Colin Walsh - Industrial Relations Officer - SIMI “Apprenticeships & Careers in the Motor Industry”

Kate Canning

Kate Canning

Tuesday 17th September  - 14.10 Kate Canning Manager & Director dlr Mill Theatre Schools Education Programmes at dlr Mill Theatre

Carmel Buckley

Carmel Buckley

Tuesday 17th September  - 14.00 Carmel Buckley Career Guidance Counsellor – Liberties College "Creating a Sustainable Future Through FET"

Eoghan Hanley

Eoghan Hanley

Tuesday 17th September  - 13.50 Eoghan Hanley National Coordinator GAA Future Leaders Programme “GAA / PDST- Future Leaders Programme”

Keith Kavanagh

Keith Kavanagh

Tuesday 17th September  - 13.40 Keith Kavanagh Competence Development Manager with ESB Networks DAC “Promoting Gender balance in Technical Apprenticeships “

Siomha Ni Ruairc

Siomha Ni Ruairc

Tuesday 17th September - 13.30 Siomha Ni Ruairc An Chomhordaitheoir Gaeilge le Conradh na Gaeilge “An Ghaeilge lasmuigh den seomra ranga”

Anna Gorecka

Anna Gorecka

Tuesday 17th September - 13.10 Anna Gorecka Apprenticeship Project Manager – Freight Transport Association “Logistics Associate Apprenticeship”

Neil Robdale

Neil Robdale

Tuesday 17th September - 13.00 Neil Robdale Lecturer / Practitioner - Wrexham Glyndwr University “The rewards of working in Mental Health“

Conor Kearney

Conor Kearney

Tuesday 17th September -  12.50 Conor Kearney Executive Director – Founder of CJK “Career Opportunities through Apprenticeships”

Helen Johnston

Helen Johnston

Tuesday 17th September - 12.40 FIT Helen Johnston – Apprentice Recruitment Officer “The New Tech Apprenticeship – Your pathway to a rewarding Career”

Ciara Brannigan

Ciara Brannigan

Tuesday 17th September - 12.30 Ciara Brannigan DKIT Schools Outreach Graduate Brand Ambassador “Student Experience & Knowledge Outside the Classroom” 

Ger Boyle

Ger Boyle

Tuesday 17th September - 12.20 Ger Boyle Head of Technical Service and Customer Care with Volkswagen Group Ireland ‘The Automotive Industry – My Career’

Stuart Murphy

Stuart Murphy

Tuesday 17th September - 12.00 Stuart Murphy ABP Ireland & Poland Group HR Manager “Pathways to your Future“

James Eustace

James Eustace

Tuesday 17th September - 11.50 James Eustace Further Education & Training Manager - ETBI “Further Education & Training – Your Future is whatever you make it”

Denis Leonard

Denis Leonard

Tuesday 17th September - 11.40 Denis Leonard * Maeve Nimmo Principal & Guidance Counsellor - Dunboyne College “Progression to third level & employment through further Education”

Carina Cunha

Carina Cunha

Tuesday 17th September - 11.30 Carina Cunha UK, Ireland & Switzerland Country Manager - Crimson Education "How to Gain Admission to Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge and Beyond!"

Brian Lane

Brian Lane

Tuesday 17th September - 11.20 Captain Brian Lane Cavalry Officer - Defence Forces Training Branch “An introduction to Career Opportunities within the Defence Forces”

Conan Meehan

Conan Meehan

Tuesday 17th September - 11.10 Conan Meehan / Jonathon Holland Student Outreach & Recruitment “Studying in Ulster University”

Paul Gilligan

Paul Gilligan

Tuesday 17th September - 11.00 Paul Gilligan CEO – St. Patricks’ Mental Health Services “Minding your Selfie – the key to mentally healthy living”

Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith

Tuesday 17th September - 10.50 Anthony Smith Senior Training Advisor – Regional Skills & Training - LMETB “Apprenticeship Opportunities”

Steven Pearce

Steven Pearce

Tuesday 17th September -  10.40 Steven Pearce Principal Lecturer for Health Care and Social Work - Bucks New University “Careers in the Healthcare Profession”

Kate Canning

Kate Canning

Monday 16th September  - 14.20 Kate Canning Manager & Director dlr Mill Theatre Schools Education Programmes at dlr Mill Theatre

Jonathon Holland

Jonathon Holland

Monday 16th September  - 14.10 Conan Meehan / Jonathon Holland Student Outreach & Recruitment “Studying in Ulster University”

Moninne Griffith

Moninne Griffith

Monday 16th September  - 14.00 Moninne Griffith CEO - Belong To “Stand Up! Against LGBTI+ bullying in schools”

Eoghan Hanley

Eoghan Hanley

Monday 16th September  - 13.50 Eoghan Hanley National Coordinator GAA Future Leaders Programme “GAA / PDST- Future Leaders Programme”

Keith Kavanagh 

Keith Kavanagh 

Monday 16th September  - 13.40 Keith Kavanagh  Competence Development Manager with ESB Networks DAC “Promoting Gender balance in Technical Apprenticeships “

Geraldine King

Geraldine King

Monday 16th September - 13.30 Geraldine King CEO - National Recruitment Federation Apprenticeships for sectors with talent shortages, focusing on the journey of the NRF’s apprenticeship

Jamie Moore

Jamie Moore

Monday 16th September - 13.20  Gaisce – The President’s Award Jamie Moore -Gold Awardee Hear all about embarking on your Gaisce Journey at Bronze, Silver or even “Going for Gold” from a Gaisce Gold Awardee

Eamon Fortune

Eamon Fortune

Monday 16th September - 13.10 Eamon Fortune – IACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist – IACP “Counselling for Young People”

Conor Kearney

Conor Kearney

Monday 16th September  - 13.00 Conor Kearney Executive Director – Founder of CJK “Career Opportunities through Apprenticeships”

Edel Hesnan

Edel Hesnan

Monday 16th September  - 12.50 FIT Edel Hesnan – Operations Manager “The New Tech Apprenticeship – Your pathway to a rewarding Career”

John Kelly

John Kelly

Monday 16th September  - 12.40 John Kelly Centre Manager – The National Construction Centre – Mount Lucas “Machine Operations & The Construction Industry”

Ciara Brannigan

Ciara Brannigan

Monday 16th September  - 12.30 Ciara Brannigan DKIT Schools Outreach Graduate Brand Ambassador “Student Experience & Knowledge Outside the Classroom” 

Ger Boyle  

Ger Boyle  

Monday 16th September  - 12.20 Ger Boyle   Head of Technical Service and Customer Care with Volkswagen Group Ireland  ‘The Automotive Industry – My Career’

Stuart Murphy 

Stuart Murphy 

Monday 16th September - 12.00 Stuart Murphy  ABP Ireland & Poland Group HR Manager “Pathways to your Future“

James Eustace

James Eustace

Monday 16th September  - 11.50  James Eustace Further Education & Training Manager - ETBI “Further Education & Training – Your Future is whatever you make it”

Denis Leonard

Denis Leonard

Monday 16th September  - 11.40 Denis Leonard * Maeve Nimmo Principal & Guidance Counsellor - Dunboyne College “Progression to third level & employment through further Education”

Elaine Nevin

Elaine Nevin

Monday 16th September  - 11.20 Elaine Nevin CEO - Eco Unesco “Engaging and Empowering Young People around Climate Action”

Carina Cunha

Carina Cunha

Monday 16th September  -11.10 Carina Cunha UK, Ireland & Switzerland Country Manager - Crimson Education  "How to Gain Admission to Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge and Beyond!"

Steven Pearce 

Steven Pearce 

Monday 16th September  -  11.00 Steven Pearce  Principal Lecturer for Health Care and Social Work - Bucks New University  “Careers in the Healthcare Profession”

Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies

Monday 16th September  - 10.50 Nicola Davies Harper Adams University “Who are Harper Adams University“

Ciaran Gorham

Ciaran Gorham

Monday 16th September  - 10.40 Ciaran Gorham Senior Quantity Surveyor with Arcadis Design & Consultancy “Design your career from the ground up”

Neil Robdale

Neil Robdale

Lecturer / Practitioner - Wrexham Glyndwr University “The rewards of working in Mental Health“

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