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

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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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Dundalk IT - DKIT

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Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) has earned a reputation as the leading higher education provider in the North East of Ireland.  The DkIT campus which is a 90-acre (360,000 m2) site, situated in Dundalk, County Louth is positioned halfway between the two largest cities on the island of Ireland, Belfast and Dublin (each approximately 80 kilometers away). 

At DkIT you are offered the opportunity to build your qualifications over time, from Higher Certificate through to Degree, Masters and Doctorate Level. The College is committed to ensuring that students are afforded the opportunity to develop their full potential in a professional and supportive environment.

The college has four Schools, and each School has several Departments offering a wide range of courses. You can also study part-time at the Lifelong Learning Centre.

College is not just about studying, lectures, assignments, project work and exams. College is a place to call home, it’s about discovering new interests, and it’s about communities, friendships and opportunities. We understand that going to college can be a challenging time.

That’s why the personal support offered in Dundalk Institute of Technology is second to none.  Whether you need help settling in, guidance on achieving your potential, a reference for a job or just a friendly listening ear, there is always someone for you to talk to in DkIT.

Student Support Services in DkIT include:

* Students’ Union
* Student Health Unit
* Student Counselling Service
* Chaplaincy Services
* Access Office
* Disability and Student Quality
* Student Learning and Development Centre
* Careers Service
* Sports and Societies
* Computing Services
* College Services
* Library
* Work Placement Office
* International Office

  QQI/FET Admission Information available here.

Undergraduate at DKIT
We have a range of exciting and relevant programmes in the fields of Science, Engineering, Business, Health, Humanities, Hospitality, Computing, Music, Video and Film, and Creative Multimedia. For more information on Undergraduate Courses please click here

Postgraduate Study at DkIT
Postgraduate study in DkIT can be undertaken though study on a taught Master’s programme or by research, initially at Master’s level and subsequently at PhD level.  Postgraduate study is challenging but the rewards are many and include advanced academic achievement, increased career opportunities and personal satisfaction on many levels.  For more information on Postraduate opportunities please click here.

Erasmus Programme at DKIT
At Dundalk Institute of Technology, we have developed links with many universities throughout Europe to facilitate the mobility of students and staff both to and from the university. A key purpose of the programme is to expand and enrich students' university experience by allowing them to do part of their academic work in another European university.

Foundation Courses at DKIT
We offer a number of Foundation/Bridging Programmes to assist students raise their English or academic level to a point where they may start undergraduate or postgraduate programmes of study.