Applications for our 2024 graduate opportunities are now open!


Graduate careers with Murphy

Our two-year structured graduate training programme is a great start to your career and is designed to develop you both professionally and personally. With opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally we can support you not only on the first steps of your career, but also as you continue on the path ahead.

Where can you work?

We offer a wide-range of graduate programmes across various functions so there really is something for everyone. Our unique and flexible programmes are available to people of all ages and at all stages of their career.

Some of our vacancies are listed below, however we also recruit in other functions and disciplines so if you want to apply for a role that's not listed, please email us at

  • Engineering
  • Commercial
  • Procurement
  • Construction Management
  • Finance
  • Planning & Project Controls
  • Environmental & Sustainability
  • Strategy & Business Development
  • Project Management
What to expect?

We'll support you as your aspirations take shape, you will be well rewarded with experience, interesting projects, great benefits, a friendly team and most of all the chance to be a part of building world-class infrastructure that transforms lives. In return, we'll expect you to challenge and improve how we do things, because we want to grow as much as you do.



Learning & development

Our graduate programme is designed to embrace and nurture your capabilities. 

It starts with a warm welcome to the Murphy family and an induction programme tailored specifically to you. You will meet our senior leadership team as well as the rest of your graduate cohort helping you to build a business network of contacts.

Our two-year programme will give you exciting, on-the-job experience complemented by engaging, interactive technical training and soft skills courses to help you develop your leadership style.

Throughout the programme you will be actively working towards your relevant professional qualification.

Rotations are a key part of the Murphy graduate journey, giving you the opportunity to work on some of the UK and Ireland's largest infrastructure projects and a range of sectors, giving you great exposure to the world of construction. Along the way you’ll be mentored by experienced leaders, supported by multi-skilled project teams and we have strong working relationships with several professional bodies. This is critical to helping you get started on your route to chartership.

Working in the community

Our purpose is to improve life through world-class infrastructure. How we engage other communities is integral to that. Opportunities include two annual 'giving back' days, work with community managers and each year we hold a Dragon's Den competition in support of our charity partner - CALM.

  • Our SHES team volunteering at the Mersey Forest.
    Our SHES team volunteering at the Mersey Forest.
  • Employees volunteering in the local community.
    Employees volunteering in the local community.
  • The Froglife charity needed a helping hand and colleagues from CP6 Anglia hopped to it.
    The Froglife charity needed a helping hand and colleagues from CP6 Anglia hopped to it.
Entry requirements
  • Have obtained (graduated) or on track to achieve your degree by the September start date
  • Eligible to work in the UK with a valid work permit if applicable
  • Must have a full valid drivers license
  • Flexibility to move around as you may be required to relocate for your role
  • We encourage everyone from any university
  • For our engineering programmes you will need a relevant degree
  • For all other programmes we welcome applications from any degree discipline if you can demonstrate a strong interest in the area

A greener Murphy

When you join Murphy, you join a team that is committed to protecting the environment for future generations. We are on a mission to improve life through enabling climate action and adding social value in the communities we work.

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