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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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Food Science

Course Code(s):  5M5267
QQI Award Code:  5M5267 Food Science
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5267
QQI Award Code 5M5267 Food Science
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This programme is aimed at giving students who are interested in working in the food industry knowledge of what is in our food and how food is produced.

What will you Study?

MicroBiology 5N0737
Food Processing
Food Chemistry 5N2748
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Nutrition
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Word Processing 5N1358
Anatomy and Physiology
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Progression to CAO Courses

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Agricultural Officer   Landscape Architect / Designer  
Biosystems Engineer   Geotechnician  
Food Safety Consultant   Landscape Manager  
Landscape Scientist   Food Scientist  
Food Technologist   Archaeologist  
Farmer - Dairy   Horticultural Manager  
Forestry Professional   Cartographer   
Arborist   Agricultural Scientist / Agronomist  
Agricultural Adviser   Horticultural Scientist  
Brewer   Farm Manager  
Farmer - Dry Stock   Dairy Industry Research Scientist  
Groundsperson   Apiarist / Commercial Bee Keeper  
Agricultural Engineering Technician   Agricultural Mechanic  
Regulatory Affairs Specialist   Biochemical Engineer  
Petroleum Engineer   Flavourist / Food Chemist  
Biomedical Scientist   Chemistry Laboratory Technician  
Colour Technologist   Genetic Engineer  
Regulatory Affairs Officer   Medicinal Chemist  
Haematologist   Fragrance Chemist  
Regulatory Affairs Manager   Geochemist  
QC (Quality Control / Assurance) Analyst   Pharmacologist  
Chemical Engineer   Industrial Chemist / Pharmacist  
Molecular Biologist   Analytical Chemist  
Geneticist   Production & Process Engineer  
Toxicologist   Chemist  
Biological / Microbiological Scientist   Biochemist  
Biotechnologist   Dietician  
Nutritionist   Metallurgist  
Materials Technician   Biology Laboratory Technician  
Pharmaceutical Technician   Urban Planning Engineer  
Conservation Officer - Nature   Field trials officer  
Environmental Consultant   Soil Scientist  
Environmental Technician   Arboriculturalist / Tree Surgeon  
Timber Technologist    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
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