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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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CW258
Cybercrime and IT Security

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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.

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4 Years
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IT security is the practice of safeguarding information from unauthorised access and modification. While cybercrime is illegal activity carried out with technology. This programme aims to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills required to prevent, detect and recover from cybercrime. Graduates should be capable of identifying IT system vulnerabilities and have the ability to formulate strategies to enhance the security posture of organisations to reduce overall exposure to cybercrime. Learners undertaking the BSc in Cybercrime and IT Security will study the fundamental topics of both software development and network engineering. This programme will develop cybercrime and IT security graduates capable of identifying and exploiting IT system vulnerabilities along with formulating strategies to enhance the security posture of organisations.

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Career options include roles in ethical hacking, secure application development, secure network management and digital forensics.



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