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We asked Claire Hanrahan from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Claire Hanrahan

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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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DN300
Veterinary Medicine

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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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The veterinary profession is concerned with the promotion of the health and welfare of animals of special importance to society. 

This 5-year programme will educate you to the best international standards in veterinary medicine. The programme will prepare you for entry into any branch of the profession, with specific hands-on work and clinical cases in fifth year.

UCD is the only college to offer this Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (MVB) degree, offering a qualification that is essential if you wish to work in Ireland as a vet.

NOTE: This is a Restricted Entry course from 2017. Students must now have two weeks/60 hours practical experience with animals in such settings as farms, veterinary practices and animal shelters.


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Students are encouraged to take their practical work placements abroad.

Graduates go on to work as professional veterinarians in mixed small animal, farm animal or equine practice. 

Veterinarians also play important roles in the protection of public health, in research into diseases, and in other areas such as conservation and wildlife protection. 

Increasing numbers of graduates are pursuing research in both the public and private sectors.



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