Who We Look For

You’ll find the academic criteria for students and graduates on their specific pages, but when it comes to the people we look for, it’s the same across both programmes. In fact, they’re the same characteristics we ask for from everyone, across the Murphy family.

We need grafters who'll get stuck into the job

Sometimes things get tough. There are lots of ups and downs in an industry like ours: projects can change; you can run into some pretty big obstacles (like, say, elephant remains on your building site).

So we need people who aren’t fazed by that: you get your nose down and you work hard, whatever comes your way.



Go-getters who own their development

We support our students and graduates, and we recognise their successes, but nothing’s going to be handed to you on a plate here.

If you want a promotion, you’ve got to work for it, and if you want to learn something, it’s up to you to pursue it.

Where can I work?

Our summer placements are available across the business, in areas including:

Civil Engineer (UK North)
Civil Engineer (UK South)
Mechanical Engineer

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

Civil Engineer
Construction Management
Electrical Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Geotechnical Engineer
Commercial (UK South)
Commercial (UK North)
Procurement (Stone Cross)
Procurement (London)

Employee Profiles

Mariyan Traykov - Civil Engineering Graduate - Rail

"It was evident the company lives by its values (one family-one team-one murphy) and..."

Carly Mills - Graduate Quantity Surveyor - Rail

"I was assisting in the day to day running of the civil asset management (CAM) contract..."
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