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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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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education

Dance Technique Performance & Choreography


Course Code:  PD
Award Code(s): 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This exciting new programme skills the dance practitioner/learner and prepares them for entry into todays industry of dance. It provides the learner with an understanding of the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in dance. The emphasis is on performance technique and choreography. The one year course gives the learner a comprehensive knowledge of various dance styles and related subjects and allows them the opportunity to develop his/her potential. The course aims to provide a firm foundation for further studies in dance. It offers a direct route to the Higher National Diploma which will enable learners to proceed to a top up year at University to achieve a B.A. Honours in Dance.

 

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.

Choreography
Classical Ballet
Contemporary
Dance Performance
Dance Research
Jazz Dance
Performing to an Audience
Performance Workshops
Physical Theatre
Tap Dance

Also included are
Backing Dancer
Dance in the Community
Injury Prevention
Improvisation
Nutrition for the Dancer
Pointe Work
Rehearsal and Live Performance Skills

 

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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