Lock Applications for this job are now closed
Closing soon

Murphy is a leading international, multi-disciplined engineering and construction company founded in 1951 that improves life by delivering world-class infrastructure. Operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America, Murphy provides better engineered solutions to infrastructure sectors including transportation, water, power and natural resources. We also have a number of related businesses – Ground Engineering; Utility Connections; Murphy Plant; Murphy Process Engineering; Pipeline Testing Services; Specialist Welding Services; and Electrical Services. Murphy is a specialist in delivering pipelines, design, structural steel, tunnelling, fabrication, bridges and piling, and has a substantial holding of plant, equipment and facilities. Murphy employs more than 4,000 engineers, professional managers and skilled operatives around the world. Together, we work as ‘One Murphy’ by directly delivering the people, plant and expertise needed to make projects a success. There’s more to Murphy.

Murphy goes green

  • 36% reduction in carbon emission intensity to date
  • 98% of waste diverted from landfill
  • Introduced cleaner burning Gas-to-Liquid fuel (first construction company in the UK)
  • Installed electric and hybrid car charging points
  • Working towards being Net Zero by 2030


Murphy Group is looking for university students to join us for our summer placement programme in Summer 2024. We have a variety of projects all over the UK where you can build on your skills, experiences and bring your learning to life. You don’t need to have any previous experience, we just want you to be enthusiastic, keen to learn and have a passion for engineering and construction. If you feel that you fit the above criteria apply now. Please review the below locations in the job description, where we are offering these placement opportunities.

Engineering Summer Placements

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

Placement length

  • 10 - 12 week summer placement
  • 10 - 12 month industrial placement

Placement locations

Please be advised that the active locations we are actively recruiting for are:

  • Stratford, London
  • Cambridge
  • Willesden, London
  • Golborne, Wigan
  • West Yorkshie
  • Norwich

If you are applying and your commutable location is not listed, please complete the further questions on your application to let us know where you are based. If we have a suitable project, we will be in touch and process your application.

What do we look for?

  • Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

Above all, we need people who will adopt our values and strive to live them:

  • One Family, One Team, One Murphy
  • Always Deliver
  • Respect, Integrity & Accountability
  • Never Harm
  • Continually Improve

Entry requirements

Studying towards an ICE accredited degree qualification in Civil Engineering OR an IET accredited degree qualification in Electrical Engineering.

Additional requirements

Due to the nature of our work and location of our sites, we may require you to have a full clean driving licence.

Eligible to work in the UK with a valid work permit if applicable. Please note that unfortunately, we do not provide sponsorship.

Please be advised that we may close applications early if we receive a high volume of interest.