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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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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education


 

Business - Pre University


Code:  5M2102
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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What is Pre University Business?

This one year course is an ideal entry level qualification for all aspects of the business world. There is a large demand for people with business skills in the world of work.

This course also gives students an opportunity to study the area of sales and marketing and progress directly to employment or third level. Marketing is a specialised area within the business world that could lead to a long and rewarding career. Either of these qualifications can be used to progress to certificate and degree programmes in IT colleges or universities. There is now a QQI Level 6 Certificate available in this area.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates may pursue a diploma or degree in many universities or IT colleges around the country or, alternatively, may seek immediate employment in a range of business or marketing concerns. There are now a large range of certificates, ordinary and honours degree courses available to graduates on the newly expanded QQI links programme.

The Pre-University Business option will allow students to progress to universities like Maynooth University, UCD, DCU and DIT to pursue business, marketing, finance or commerce options. For example, DIT has many places on all of their business programmes and 450 in total in the college.


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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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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5M2102