Trades apprenticeship

As one of the only businesses with its own workforce of tradespeople, it’s vital we continue to train up apprentices who share our values – because you’ll go on to be the professionals who deliver everything we do.

In conjunction with the Construction Industry Training Board, this apprenticeship – lasting up to four years, depending on the course - balances work and college studies and will expose you to some of the most incredible projects we have to offer – right from your first day.

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Salary and benefits

Being an apprentice is tough work, so we make sure you’re rewarded for it. And naturally, this is just your first step on the road to bigger and better things with us.

Competitive salary

Competitive salary

Fully paid studies

Fully paid studies

Travel allowance

Travel allowance

30 annual holiday days

30 annual holiday days

Two days per year as volunteering days

Two days per year as volunteering days

My Murphy benefits

My Murphy benefits

Cycle-to-work scheme

Cycle-to-work scheme

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Which work areas are available?

We’re training up the next generation of tradespeople, so our openings depend on what the business needs. From year to year, we tend to offer:

  • Business administration
  • Carpentry
  • Civil engineering
  • Construction operations
  • Electrical
  • Joinery
  • Mechanical engineering and fitting
  • Plant maintenance
  • Welding and fabrication
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How will I learn?

First, there’s your college studies. Attending lectures and classes on a day-release basis, you’ll be working towards qualifications related to your trade, with full access to our online learning resources. As you complete your college work, we’ll ensure that we put you onto real-life work that complements your studies and helps you complete them. You’ll see the things you’re learning in the classroom brought to life.

Then there’s your apprentice champion: your own personal mentor inside the business, who’ll be there to guide you and share their experiences, from the little things, like handy day-to-day tips, to the big things, like how to plan for your future with us.

Finally, there’s the cultural development programme. Led by our own former tradespeople, these events and courses will help you share in our values. What’s more because they used to be carpenters, joiners, and engineers themselves, the team know exactly what it’s like to be in your shoes – and how to help you improve.

How will I learn?

What kind of training is on offer?

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Balanced work and study

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Studying for related qualifications at college (level dependent on trade)

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Constant support

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An apprentice champion who’s always there for you

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Learning to set goals

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Helping you set and meet realistic targets in your training

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Regular business and soft-skills training

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Teaching you everything you need to know to feel confident

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Social events

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Helping you feel at home – and helping you meet the whole team

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What do I need?

We don’t look for any particular qualifications here, so all you need is the willingness to work hard and to keep learning. You’ll find more on the characteristics we look for on the how to apply page.

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Want to know more about what makes a great application?

Ready to apply and take your first step into our world?