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Try gain experience in some area of construction if possible to see if it’s for you. If you’re interested in a 9-5 job this is not for you!

If you like meeting with new people each day and dealing with issues which they may have regarding the project this is a good job for you. If you like to take charge of situations then this is also a good role for you to take on.
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CK202
Accounting

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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The Accounting degree is to provide a broad business education and produce graduates who have skills for critical thinking, problem-solving, independent learning and all within an informed ethical framework.

While there is an emphasis on accounting, other areas such as business information systems, economics, finance, law, management, marketing, psychology, statistics and taxation are also covered.

Students are not expected to have any knowledge of business when commencing the BSc Accounting degree. All subjects are taught from a foundation level. The first two years of the course focus on the fundamental aspects of each business discipline. In Years 3 and 4, coverage of materials is at a more advanced level. Year 3 also includes a paid six-month work placement, which is organised by UCC.


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Over the course of the four-year programme students will learn how to prepare, understand, analyse and audit company financial statements. Additionally, students will gain broad business skills as well as knowledge in the areas of finance, economics, information systems, law, management and marketing and taxation. These skills are widely sought by employers in all areas of business.



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