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Claire Hanrahan

Auditor

CRH plc

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  Claire Hanrahan

The candidate needs to have a desire to travel. That is the most important. Travel is a vital part of the role of Internal Auditor at CRH. Your travel percentage ranges between 40% - 70% per year. They do try to keep it at a minimum but with a high staff turnover, you could be placed on additional audits that are short staffed.

You need to get on with all the people you work with also as you're away with these people for 4 nights a week for 4 weeks. You need to be friendly and outgoing and easy to get along with as it can get stressful on jobs so the last thing you want is someone who has attitude problems or can't communicate properly! Those 2 aspects are the most important for me.

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Window Fitter

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Install window frames and windows into new and existing buildings. They may also fit conservatories and doors with glass panels.


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Window fitters install window frames and windows including double-glazing. They work with different materials including glass, wood, plastic and aluminium. Windows are generally standard size but occasionally can be made to measure.  
 
If working on existing buildings, they first carefully remove the old glass and possibly the window frames using hand and power tools. They then put in place the new windows and adjust the frames to fit exactly, using hand tools such as planes and saws. Finally, they fix them into place and make any repairs that need to be done to the plasterwork around the window frame. Experienced fitters may repair and replace windows in historical buildings.  
 
Some window fitters specialise in fitting conservatories or doors with glass panels. They may work alone, with one other person or in small teams. Window fitters are also often required to fit weather boarding.

 


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As a window fitter you will need good practical skills. You need to be physically fit as the work involves some heavy lifting and working at height from ladders. You must be able to take accurate measurements and make calculations.  
 
Some of the work is outdoors so you should be prepared to work in all kinds of weather conditions. The ability to drive may be useful.


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