We believe in equal opportunity and the value of being inclusive

Murphy passionately believes in equal opportunity and the value of being inclusive.

As part of our strategy for Murphy at 75, we aim to make Murphy a great place to work where our people feel secure and comfortable to be themselves. A big part of this is to promote an inclusive culture and work towards having a population that reflects the communities that we work in.

We continue to be proactive in playing our part to attract and retain the best people, who are rewarded and recognised in the right way, and have access to roles and development opportunities that enable them to reach their full potential.

To accelerate the delivery of a more inclusive work environment and enhanced overall workplace diversity, Murphy is focused on the following priorities:

  1. Improving several processes such as recruitment, employee engagement action planning and development programmes
  2. Developing a new Learning Module that focuses on our Integrity and Respect value, addressing challenges such as unconscious bias and raising awareness of protected characteristics
  3. Continuing to build our understanding of our people so we can support them throughout their employee experience
LGBT+ inclusion

At Murphy, we have an open culture where there is a safe inclusive environment, we want you to bring your whole self to work. Our inclusion focus is to provide equal opportunities to everyone everywhere and to ensure all our people feel valued and safe, allowing them to achieve their best.

All employees have a duty to act in accordance with our equality and diversity policy and to treat colleagues with dignity at all times.

  • Murphy's LGBTQ+ network and allies took part in Birmingham Pride 2021.
    Murphy's LGBTQ+ network and allies took part in Birmingham Pride 2021.
  • Birmingham Pride wheel walkers and driver.
    Birmingham Pride wheel walkers and driver.
  • Birmingham Pride parade 2021.
    Birmingham Pride parade 2021.
  • Celebrating Birmingham Pride 2021.
    Celebrating Birmingham Pride 2021.
  • Loud and proud at Birmingham Pride 2018.
    Loud and proud at Birmingham Pride 2018.
  • Birmingham Pride 2021.
    Birmingham Pride 2021.

Our People Strategy has diversity and inclusion at its core - and focuses on creating an environment where all of our people, regardless of background, can be themselves.  We continue to play our part in creating a diverse and inclusive culture including taking steps to improve our recruitment processes to ensure our roles are accessible to everyone. See our achievements and commitments below:

Our achievements
  • We are proud to have been awarded the ‘We Invest in People Gold accreditation’ by Investors in People.
  • In 2023 Best Companies, recognised Murphy as: the UK's Best Big Company to work for.
Our commitments
  • Murphy is the first construction company in the UK to join the Employ Autism programme, helping autistic people to find employment through 'Ambitious About Autism' placements.
  • Over 40 young people joined our Murphy direct delivery teams via the Kickstart Scheme. 40 of our Kickstart placements received permanent roles at the end of the six months despite the pandemic.
  • We signed the Inspiring Women in Construction Pledge, an initiative from Construction News that supports women in construction and helps to create a better gender balance at Murphy.
  • We signed up to Business in the Community’s Ban the Box campaign to reduce barriers to employment for people with criminal records. By signing this we have committed to removing the tick box from our job applications that asks about criminal convictions.
  • Murphy is taking the lead on a national offender employment programme in conjunction with the largest prison in the UK.
  • We joined the Greater London Authority's Workforce Integration Design Lab to help improve the representation of young black men in the construction industry. The 12-month programme hosted by The Equal Group, consists of various workshops, one-to-one sessions as well as networking and recruitment opportunities.
  • We were awarded a grant from CITB to invest in developing our employees. Our Culture and Inclusion Development Programme is rolling out development for site managers, project leaders and supervisors. The programme focuses on applying learnings in the workplace, enabling change, and helping our teams support and maintain our goal that all of our employees feel secure and comfortable to be themselves at work.
  • We are committed to using the Inclusive Employers Toolkit, which is a step-by-step guide to changing recruitment behaviours across the construction sector, particularly when it comes to the barriers faced by young black people in London. The toolkit was developed by Black Training & Enterprise Group (BTEG) and our Group People Director, Dawn Moore was involved from the outset.
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Interested in joining the Murphy family?

At Murphy, 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.

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