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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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TL630
Advanced Business

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in thhis level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

Employment Opportunities
Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
2 Years
Duration of course
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415

2014 Points

415

Change from 2013: 

-45

Points History:

2013 - 460
2012 - 405
2011 - 395
2010 -
2009 - 385
2008 - 395
2007 - 390
2006 - 405
2005 - 410
2004 - 405
2003 - 400
2002 - 400
2001 - 420

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This course provides an understanding of the practical application of core business skills, which will form the basis for advancement to a higher academic level.

Students who successfully complete the Higher Certificate in business studies will also have the opportunity to transfer to year 3 of the Bachelor of Business Degree programme (LM50) at the University of Limerick.


 
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TL630 - Advanced Business
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TL630 - Advanced Business
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Graduates may enter business at junior management or clerical level, or as trainees in specialist areas such as accounting, marketing or personnel in the industrial, commercial or public sectors of employment.



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