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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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LM044
Applied Languages

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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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4 Years
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This course gives students a greater knowledge and level of competence in two languages, combined with a specialist knowledge of the societies in which those languages are spoken.

Two subsequent six-month sessions are taken in an European University.


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UL Applied Languages - Course Description

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies

Essential Module Requirements:
Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include at least 3 of the following modules one of which must be a language (French – E20106 - French; 5N1623 - French
, German – E20107 - German; 5N1624 - German
, Spanish – E20108 - Spanish; 5N1630 - Spanish
, Irish – E20110 - Irish; 5N1631 - Irish):

E20106 - French
or 5N1623 - French

E20107 - German
or 5N1624 - German

E20108 - Spanish
or 5N1630 - Spanish

E20110 - Irish
or 5N1631 - Irish

E20024 - European Studies
or 5N1444 - European Studies

G20001 - Communications
or 5N0690 - Communications

G10036 - Cultural Studies
or 4N3400 - Cultural Studies">4N3400

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The primary career paths include translation in international business or public services, and teaching English as a foreign language.



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