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Claire Hanrahan

Auditor

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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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Applied Engineering

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in this level.

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Students on the programme will cover a broad spectrum of Engineering Technology including, but not limited to, elements of carpentry and joinery, plumbing and electrical trades, common engineering materials and basic manufacturing processes and techniques, giving them a broad range of skills whilst not being specialised in any one area.  


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Graduates of this programme will have the skills and competences to enter directly into employment in the manufacturing, maintainence and general engineering and construction industries.



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