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


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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Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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75 Additional Gardai for November intake

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75 Additional Gardai for November intake

Thursday, October 08, 2015 

75 Additional Gardai for November intake

The recruitment process for Garda Trainees is ongoing, with interviews to commence in late October 2015 for those who were successful in the last call for applications to An Garda Síochana.

To date, 200 Garda Trainees have entered Garda College in 2015. A further 75 trainees will commence training on 2nd November 2015.

A further intake of 75 is proposed for late November/early December, bringing to 350 the total intake for 2015. These 75 additional trainees will be selected from the applications received to date, under the most recent Garda Recruitment Campaign.

In April this year, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald announced the recruitment of 250 new Gardaí with recruits to enrol in Templemore Garda College in two groups of 125.

Read: 250 New Gardaí to be recruited

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The CareersPortal Team