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

Read more

  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.

Close

Investigative?
Investigative 
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
All Courses
PLC Progression Routes
PLC Points Calculator
CAO Points Calculator
CAO Video Guide

Limerick IT 
Pulse College 
Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute 
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

CRH plc - Career Videos

<
Back
CRH plc 

CRH plc


Interviews & Videos
Development Analyst
John Traynor

John Traynor
Auditor
Claire Hanrahan

Claire Hanrahan
Consulting Engineer
Peter LaComber

Peter LaComber
Mechanical Engineer
Elaine McGarrigle

Elaine McGarrigle
Mechanical Engineer
Natasha Ibanez

Natasha Ibanez
Chemical Engineer
Colm Hofler

Colm Hofler
Mechanical Engineer
Damien Mason

Damien Mason
Environmental Officer
Marie O'Donovan

Marie O'Donovan
Contact Details

Elaine McGarrigle, Mechanical Engineer

Elaine McGarrigle works as a Graduate Engineer for Irish Cement. Studying Physics in second level gave her a basic understanding of mechanics, which she found very enjoyable and influenced her decision to study mechanical engineering. She graduated from NUI Galway with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. 

We Asked about...
Current Job?
What are the main tasks and responsibilities?
Describe a typical day?
What are the main challenges?
What particular skills do you bring to your workplace?
What's cool?
What's not so cool?
How did you go about getting your current job?
Career Development?
Education and Training?
Personal Qualities?
Advice for Others?