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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Course Code:
BN118
Title:
Early Childhood Care and Education
College:
IT Blanchardstown
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
4 Years

 

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The programme combines theory with hands on experience and practical skills. Students experience the variety of the early years sector through placements in two distinct settings.



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2013 Points

340

Change from 2012: 

10

History:

2012 - 330
2011 - 350
2010 - 350
2009 - New

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Distinctions in three modules


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