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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TR001-SC
Arts (subject option: Sociology)

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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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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.

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4 Years
Duration of course
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470 575*

2015 Points

470 575

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Sociology involves the study of groups, organisations, and societies, and how people interact within these settings.

This subject may to taken along with one other subject from the College TR001 list. Both subjects are normally studied for three years and one subject only is studied in the fourth year.


 
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This course is part of a Two-Subject Moderatorship (TSM). Follow this link for specific subject requirements and CAO application codes

The following are the CAO codes used for CAO applications to specific two-subject combinations for TCD from 2015:
CAO Code Title Points 2015
TR753  Sociology/Spanish  475*
TR755  Sociology/Drama Studies  (Restricted)  470*
TR152  World Religions and Theology/Sociology  470*
TR212  Economics/Sociology  500
TR272  English Literature/Sociology  530*
TR302  French/Sociology  470*
TR332  Geography/Sociology  470*
TR362  German/Sociology  470*
TR452  History/Sociology  515*
TR482  History of Art and Architecture/Sociology  470*
TR512  Modern Irish/Sociology  470*
TR542  Italian/Sociology  470*
TR561  Jewish and Islamic Civilisations/Sociology  470*
TR662  Philosophy/Sociology  470*
TR692  Psychology/Sociology  575*

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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

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Career possibilities for Arts graduate have been wide and varied, they include administration, accountancy, political or government policy research and advice, advertising, Banking, journalism, public relations, personnel work, publishing, teaching.



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