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.


Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Student World Study Abroad Fair 12th March

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Student World Study Abroad Fair 12th March

Friday, March 11, 2016 

Student World Study Abroad Fair 12th March

How will you stand out from the crowd after you finish your degree?

For most students, studying abroad is a nice idea, but for students who wish to broaden their horizons, experience a new culture, develop a new language, gain a better understanding of global issues and have an adventure of a lifetime, studying a full degree in English abroad makes perfect sense!

Whilst studying abroad is seen to be an opportunity to develop career related skills, it is also the perfect occasion to experience life!

Living in a completely new environment will test your understanding of the World and how others might see it differently!

There are over 10,000 universities in the world; you aren’t confined to the ones in Ireland! Choosing the right university and course can feel daunting at first. This is where The Student World helps you. The Student World offer advice and support to students who are interested, or even just a bit curious, about studying overseas.

The Student World Study Abroad Fair takes place at the RDS Dublin, on Saturday 12th March, with over 30 universities from all over the world on hand to answer your questions about studying abroad – there’s something for everyone!

For more information, including the list of colleges and exhibitors who will be available on the day, and to register for your FREE tickets, please visit Student World here.

You can study, travel and live in another country and become a citizen of the world – it all starts with The Student World Fair! See you there!

Find out More about Studying Abroad here


The CareersPortal Team