How to apply to Murphy

Potential apprentice, placement student or graduate, you’re eager to get started on your path to us. But how do you do that? What happens next? And how can you make sure that your application stands out from the crowd? Welcome to the world of Murphy applications.

Who do we look for?

You’ll find the academic criteria for students and graduates and for apprentices on their programme 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.

We need grafters

Go-getters who own their development.

We support our apprentices 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.

We need grafters

But above all, we need people who believe in our values.

Never harm
Always deliver
One Murphy
Continuous improvement
Integrity for all

Never harm

We look after people, their communities and the planet – no matter what

Always deliver

A ‘can do’ attitude delivers high quality projects on time and on budget

One family,
One team,
One Murphy

Collaborative working gives our clients a seamless, integrated service

Continuous improvement

Innovation is integral to our success

Integrity – respect for all

Transparent, honest and professional – we act with integrity, embrace diversity and our stakeholders trust us

How we’ll test your skills

This might be your first ever job application, so we want to keep things straight forward for you. Whether you’re applying for our graduate programme or our apprenticeships, here’s how things will go:

Circle with number one inside

Apply for all programmes through our website here.

Circle with number two inside

The Early Careers team screen CVs within eight weeks and arrange telephone interviews within ten weeks with those we’ll be taking further

Circle with number three inside

If you’re successful at this stage, we’ll ask you to answer some technical and professional questions

Circle with number four inside

Finally, you’ll attend an interview and team assessment exercise within twelve weeks