Graduate programme

Finish university and start your career for real, as you join the Murphy graduate programme at one of our offices or sites. Plunge yourself into our world, keep your eyes open for every opportunity, and in just two years, you’ll find yourself with a professional qualification and an incredible career unfolding before you.

Graduate programme

Benefits

We’re a family firm and we look after each other. No beating about the bush here: that means looking after you financially too.

Competitive salary

Competitive salary

Car allowance

Car allowance

Company pension scheme

Company pension scheme

27 annual holiday days

27 annual holiday days

Private medical insurance

Private medical insurance

Staff bonus based on individual and company performance

Staff bonus based on individual and company performance

My Murphy benefits

My Murphy benefits

Cycle-to-work scheme

Cycle-to-work scheme

Two days per year as volunteering days

Two days per year as volunteering days

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Where can I work?

Our graduate programme is available across the business, in areas including:

  • Civil engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Procurement
  • Quantity surveying
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How will I learn?

In short, by grabbing every chance you get. Alongside working on some fascinating, challenging and occasionally jaw-dropping projects, you’ll also be part of our Murphy Learning programme, where everyone has ownership of their own training. You decide what skills you want to gain, with support and guidance from your manager. We call it the 70:20:10 principle, and it goes like this:

70%

learning on the job, challenging yourself with new projects and responsibilities

20%

learning through others, training and networking with senior managers, colleagues and industry leaders

10%

structured learning, choosing training courses that fit your needs and your team’s aims

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What kind of training is on offer?

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Induction

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Offsite welcome where you’ll meet your managers and our CEO

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Constant support

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A technical mentor who’s always there for you

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Balanced work and study

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Studying commences from day one with our help

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Personal development plan

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Plus the training in how to set it for yourself

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Business and soft-skills training

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Teaching you everything you need to know to feel confident

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Work rotations

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Every 6-9 months you’ll move to a different role in your area

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Lunch and Learns

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Listen to experts from across the business – and outside it

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Knowledge sharing

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Sharing the wealth of knowledge across our teams

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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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Chartership status

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Studied over 4-8 years, continuing after the programme ends

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CSR projects

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Six months working with a charity to solve live problems

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STEM ambassador training

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Passing your skills onto young minds and learning soft skills

Working in the community

The Corporate Social Responsibility work you’ll do is vital in two ways – first, it helps you live and breathe our values, but second, it helps you firm up your expertise in new ways. You’ll go into schools as a STEM ambassador, for instance, where you’ll teach young students what you know – and boost your leadership and communication skills while you’re at it.

Then there’s our big challenge, set to all of our graduates. You’ll be presented with a live problem related to your role, faced by one of the charities we work with. You’ll have six months to plan your solution, then you’ll present it to a panel of judges – and we’ll carry out the projects we think are viable.

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What do I need?

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You’ll find out more about the kind of people we’re looking for on our How to Apply page, but first, let’s talk basic facts:

  • You can come from any university – we encourage everyone equally
  • To apply for Engineering areas, the chartership element means you’ll need an MEng or Masters degree in a related subject
  • For our other programme areas, you’ll ideally have studied a business-related undergraduate degree, although we’ll also consider you if you can demonstrate a strong interest in the area
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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?