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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Castlebar College of Further Education

Castlebar College of Further Education

Healthcare Support with Care of the Older Person


Course Code(s):  5M4339
QQI Award Code:  5M4339 Healthcare Support
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is designed to equip the learner with the academic knowledge and practical skills essential for working in a healthcare team. Its purpose is two-fold:
(1) It is a stand-alone qualification for employment as a Care Assistant
(2) It can also be used as a route to Third-Level Education.

Experienced healthcare professionals instruct students in practical skills in our fully equipped ward. In addition, students must complete a period of work experience in a care setting.
Garda vetting must be successfully completed for all courses in the Department of Health Services, Childcare & Youth Work.

 

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.

Care Skills
Care Support
Care of the Older Person
Activities of Living Patient Care
Infection Prevention & Control
Intellectual Disability Studies
Occupational First Aid
Safety & Health at Work
Personal Effectiveness
Work Experience

Patient Handling will be offered as part of this course. Students will complete this prior to engaging in practical work experience.
As part of the QQI award, students will obtain an Occupational First Aid qualification.

 

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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Related Career Sectors...
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

(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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5M4339