Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Claire Hanrahan from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

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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DB578
Journalism and Media

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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This programme will allow learners to develop a broad understanding of the role of the media and journalism within contemporary society. Learners will develop a range of practical skills such as writing, editing, design, layout, basic photography and desktop publishing skills within the field of media and Journalism. 

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Online journalism jobs are becoming increasingly important and suitable for graduates with a degree in media and journalism who want to control their own work hours or work from home. Television and radio stations are located all over the country. All need effective journalists to fill key news preparation and on air positions.

Graduates with such a degree may have an advantage over other job candidates who lack a comparable degree. In recent years, traditional media sources such as print, radio and television have been facing increasingly stiff competition from the Internet, impacting media professionals/journalists and journalist salaries alike. Although some graduates go straight to work with a national station or newspaper, many work in consumer or trade magazines, local press and radio or websites. Some graduates work freelance, while others move into related areas such as PR, marketing, multimedia, IT and general business.



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