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 Sarah Jane Higgins from Lidl to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Sarah Jane Higgins

Compliance Manager

Lidl

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  Sarah Jane Higgins
I took a very indirect route into this role as it was vital that I understood all aspects of the business in order to perform the tasks and responsibilities required of me. I would therefore advise anyone who is looking to get into the area of compliance to study a law related course and then apply for a management position in any area of the business, as companies tend to value experience within the business as opposed to you coming straight out of college. I had no idea when I joined the Sales department that I would be given the opportunity to use my degree so you never know what opportunities may present themselves.
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DN650
Commerce

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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.

Career Opportunities
3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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490

2014 Points

490

Change from 2013: 

15

Points History:

2013 - 475
2012 - 465
2011 - 445
2010 - 445
2009 - 450
2008 - 450
2007 - 455
2006 - 455
2005 - 460
2004 - 470
2003 - 460
2002 - 455*
2001 - 445*
2000 - 445

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This course covers a large range of subjects in 1st year, and shares lectures with other faculties which creates very large classes. In year 3, students specialise in either accountancy, banking and finance, general management, international business, human resource management, management information systems, or marketing.


 
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DN650 - Commerce
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DN650 - Commerce
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The following FETAC Major Awards may be used for entry into this course. Click on the course codes view a list of FETAC courses that provide that award.


Essential Module Requirements:

5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:
C20139†or†5N1833†Mathematics or min HD3/OB3 LCE Maths


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Graduates career will be influenced by the choice of specialism. Typical example, Accountancy, human resource management, marketing management, financial services, general management. Class of 2002: 40-45% went into employment and 45-50% went on to further study.



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