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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Stillorgan College of Further Education

Stillorgan College of Further Education

Media Foundation


Course Code:  5M5048
Award Code(s):  5M15960
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
Providing a broad introduction to the Media, this course will be particularly relevant to those who are interested in pursuing a career in a media-related area such as radio, TV & Video Production, Graphic Design and Photography.

It will also provide valuable foundation skills for further study in areas like communications, journalism, advertising and audio visual studies.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Script Writing
Digital Film Making & Post Production
Radio & Audio Production
News Writing & Newspaper Design
Photography
Photoshop
Graphic Design
Computer Illustration

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Advertising Account Manager   Public Relations Officer / Press Officer  
Advertising Copywriter   Creative Director  
Typographer   Graphic Designer  
Screen Printer   Illustrator - Technical / Medical  
Multimedia Producer   Multimedia Designer  
Web/Scrum Master   Multimedia Writer  
Screenwriter   Director - TV/Film  
Fashion Stylist   Broadcasting Researcher  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Desktop Publisher  
Originator   Newspaper - Magazine Editor  
Broadcasting Production Assistant   Writer  
Editor - Publishing   Literary agent  
Journalist / Reporter   Technical Writer  
Copy Editor   Television/Radio Presenter  
Journalist - Radio/Television   Broadcasting - Presenter  
Interpreter   Translator  

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This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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