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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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Graphic Design & Art Portfolio Preparation

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Galway Community College

Galway Community College
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Course overview

Course Code 5M1995
QQI Award Code 5M1995 Graphic Design
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the skills needed to pursue a career in the area of graphic design and provide candidates with a comprehensive portfolio suitable for entry into third level institutions.

What will you Study?

Combined Materials 5N0764
Communications 5N0690
Computer Illustrated Graphics 5N1929
Design Skills 5N0784
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Drawing 5N1862
Graphic Design Skills 5N1978
Work Experience 5N1356
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Progression to CAO Courses

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
AGDXX 5M1995

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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.
Advertising Art Director   Industrial/Product Designer  
Textile Designer   Furniture Designer / Maker  
Artist   Illustrator - Technical / Medical  
Costume Designer   Sculptor  
Potter / Ceramicist   Illustrator  
Screen Printer   Architect - Conservation  
Taxidermist   Packaging Designer  
Craft Designer   Ceramics Designer  
Arts Administrator   Digital Media Designer  
Typographer   Photographer  
Interior Architect / Designer   Dressmaker  
Film / Video Editor   Creative Director  
Graphic Designer   CAD Technician  
Fashion Designer   Animator  
Camera Operator   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Architect   Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery  
Instrument Craftsperson   Musical Instrument Technician  
Textile Dyeing Technician   French Polisher  
Woodturner / Woodmachinist   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Glassmaker   Upholsterer  
Metal Fabricator   Modelmaker  
Teacher - Art and Design    Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Theatre / Television Designer   Cartoonist  
Production Designer - TV/Film   Milliner  
Tattoo Artist   Designer / Maker - Craft  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Newspaper - Magazine Editor  
Desktop Publisher   Broadcasting Researcher  
Broadcasting Production Assistant   Writer  
Journalist - Radio / Television   Literary agent  
Visual Merchandiser / Window Dresser   Transport Design Engineer  
Boat Builder    

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.
Art, Craft & Design
Media & Publishing
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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