One Murphy. One team. One family.

At Murphy, we believe our people are our greatest asset, which is why they are at the heart of our company and everything we do. In fact, we have been named the #1 'Best Big Company to Work For' by Best Companies based on feedback from our colleagues.

Our culture is built on a foundation of family values, where we believe every single employee has an impact on the company. Through our One Family, One Team, One Murphy approach, we aim to provide employees the opportunity to grow and develop, demonstrating our combined skills and capabilities to our clients.

We support our people in fulfilling their potential, encourage them to create and participate in community initiatives and undertake training courses that further develop themselves on a professional and personal basis.

On this page you can find more information about life at Murphy and our online recruitment events. Missed our last event? Click here to watch it in full, on demand.

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Join the family

We are committed to fostering an engaging and collaborative work environment in which each person’s career is nurtured and developed. We focus on employee development, providing a culture of innovation and positive work-life balance.

Murphy aims to inspire our employees to grow personally and professionally. We offer a range of career opportunities across all areas in which we work and at all levels.

We recruit and retain our own people for projects, allowing our clients to receive the unrivalled service from Murphy employees who understand and live our values daily. This approach to self-delivery is at the heart of what we believe makes us different.

You can find out more about our values and the sectors that we work in, at one of our online recruitment events. Check this page regularly for new dates and times.

Life at Murphy

  • Early Careers

    Our unique opportunities are available to people of all ages and at all stages of their career. Whether you’re looking for graduate opportunities, placement experience or an apprenticeship - Murphy has something to offer you.

    Early Careers
  • Equality, diversity & inclusion

    Murphy put people at the heart of our business, we have an inclusive culture and we are actively contributing to making the construction industry a place of fairness, inclusion and respect.

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  • Training and development

    We are committed to supporting your development and progression. We actively offer development opportunities to all employees to help you reach your potential.

    Development ranges from formal training courses, technical and professional development courses and programmes, to practical learning such as on-the-job training, and learning through colleagues all supported through a Learning Zone portal.

  • Staff onsite at Blackpool station project.

    Our values and culture

    The Murphy values reflect our purpose, our priorities and the way in which we conduct ourselves. We also have five strategic drivers to provide a clear focus for the coming years. Discover what it means to work at Murphy.

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  • Waiting for Best Companies big reveal.

    Award-winning company to work for

    Following our 2021 employee engagement survey with Best Companies, Murphy was recognised as the UK's 3rd Best Big Company to work, London’s 2nd Best Big Company to work for and Construction and Engineering's 2nd Best Company to work.

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Murphy people

  • Ellen Barrett

    SHES Manager

    Ellen Barrett is a SHES Manager and the longest serving woman working at Murphy. We caught up with her to find out how she first became interested in SHES.

  • In conversation with Pauline, Victoria and Eve

    CP6 Anglia Enhancements team

    To mark International Women’s Day, we spoke to Pauline Swaby, Victoria Mayhook and Eve Firmino from the Enhancements team of the CP6 Anglia Framework.  

  • Sophie Johnson.

    Sophie Johnson

    Assistant Project Manager

    Sophie Johnson is an Assistant Project Manager (APM) in our M2 Transportation team on Lot 9 Property Portfolio. We catch up with her about her journey from hairdresser to Assistant Project Manager.

  • Al Pattison and Tony Lynn

    CP6 Anglia Enhancements team

    This International Women’s Day, Al Pattison and Tony Lynn of the CP6 Anglia Enhancements team answer questions from the position of male allies.

  • Georgia Pengelly.

    Georgia Pengelly

    Graduate Environmental Advisor – LM JV

    Georgia Pengelly joined the Murphy family in 2019 as part of her year in industry. She was subsequently offered a summer placement and has been with the company since then, working as a ‘Graduate Environmental Advisor’ in LMJV for the HS2 Project.

    Her current role is working on carbon mapping and reduction as well as collating evidence for the LM JV BREEAM Infrastructure accreditation. She communicates with and coordinates between contractors, client and her own internal teams. She love working in an environment where she can make a difference in sustainability and on projects where the culture of sustainability is paramount.

  • Dawn Wilde.

    Dawn Wilde

    Apprentice Quantity Surveyor

    I am Dawn Wilde and I am studying the Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship in Quantity Surveying BSc at Birmingham City University.

  • Brendan Love.

    Brendan Love

    Apprenticeship Groundworker

    My name is Brendan Love and I'm currently doing a Groundworker Apprenticeship at Murphy.

  • Fern.

    Fern Liptrott

    Payroll Apprentice

    I'm Fern, and I’m currently doing an apprenticeship in payroll, working toward my Level 3 qualification.

  • Bryan Kong.

    Bryan Kong

    Apprentice Civil Engineer

    My name is Bryan Kong and I am a third year Apprentice Civil Engineer, completing my degree at the University of Warwick.

  • Daniel Williams.

    Daniel Williams

    Civil Engineering Degree Apprentice

    My name is Daniel Williams and I’m a fourth year Civil Engineering Degree Apprentice. I’m currently working in the Transportation sector while studying for a BEng in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Warwick.

  • Sara Murad.

    Sara Murad

    Graduate Civil Engineer

    We caught up with Sara Murad, Graduate Civil Engineer to find out more about her role here at Murphy.

  • Emma Rettey

    Graduate Civil Engineer

    To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day 2021, we caught up with Emma Rettey, Graduate Civil Engineer based on site in Saltley, Birmingham.

  • Kathryn Dyer.

    Kathryn Dyer


    This International Women in Engineering Day we caught up with Kathryn Dyer, Engineer based on HS2 enabling works in Birmingham.

  • Liam Twomey.

    Liam Twomey

    Fabrication Apprentice

    We caught up with Liam Twomey, Fabrication Apprentice in our Hemel Plant Depot, to find out more about his role.

  • Megan Prigmore

    Social Value Co-ordinator

    In honour of International Women's Day on 8 March 2021, we caught up with our Social Value Co-ordinator Megan Prigmore, to find out more about her role and how she will #ChooseToChallenge this IWD2021.

  • Lewis Morgan

    Repair and Maintenance Apprentice

    I’m Lewis Morgan, I’ve been working as a Repair and Maintenance Apprentice at Murphy in East and North London for nearly two years.

  • Ailsa Pollard image - Murphy apprentice.

    Ailsa Pollard

    Upskilling Apprentice

    I am a Buyer in Central Procurement and I am on a funded apprenticeship working towards my CIPS qualifications.  I recently reached my 20-year service with Murphy and became a member of the procurement team four years ago.