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We asked Claire Hanrahan from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:


Claire Hanrahan


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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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Horse Racing Ireland Internship Programme

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Horse Racing Ireland Internship Programme

Thursday, February 11, 2016 

Horse Racing Ireland Internship Programme

The 2016 Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) Student Internship Programme Students from colleges and universities across the country have the opportunity to compete for five internships with Horse Racing Ireland for the summer of 2016. Closing date for applications is Monday March 7th 2016.

Placements will be made in each of the four HRI racecourses: Fairyhouse, Navan, Leopardstown and Tipperary, as well as HRI headquarters in Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

The internships will begin at the end of May 2016 and will run for 10-12 weeks with each intern asked to keep a log book and write a short blog on their experience.

Read last year’s interns blogs HERE

Applications will be accepted from students with an interest in horseracing and the promotion of racing, although the programme is open to students in any year of any course. Students at the four HRI tracks will be required to assist in many areas of racecourse operations such as marketing, ticket sales, social media, website maintenance and race day operations.

The head-office-based intern will be placed in the marketing department and will assist with media monitoring, racecourse events, social media and website maintenance.

The application process aims to give students experience in the job-seeking process by sending an application along with a CV and cover letter to Horse Racing Ireland by March 7th 2016, following which suitable candidates will be called for interview.

Successful students will receive a weekly payment.

Job Description ~ Racecourse Intern

Job Description ~ HRI Intern

HRI Application Form ~ Available Here

Applications should be sent to by Monday March 7th 2016.

For further information contact the HRI marketing department on 045-455455.

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The CareersPortal Team