Construction Enquirer News Contractor plans to offer young recruits a full-time job after six month
The Government has signed off contractor Murphy’s application to take on 52 young recruits under the kickstart scheme.
This job support scheme was launched as part of Covid recovery plan and offers youngsters a 6 month paid job with a local employer, funded by the Government.
Murphy plans to go one step further by offering its intake the chance to take up permanent jobs in operational roles once the initial six month placement finishes.
Recruitment for the placements at Murphy, which are available in various areas across the UK, is starting this month through local job centres.
As part of its Kickstart programme, Murphy has also become the first major construction sector employer to start actively using the ‘Inclusive Employer Toolkit’ – a step by step guide to support employers to take tangible action on workforce diversity and inclusion.
Murphy CEO John Murphy said: “There’s a real opportunity for young people to work on some of our largest and most exciting projects that are essential to keeping our economy moving, from HS2 to London Power Tunnels.
“I strongly believe in our direct delivery approach – that recruiting and developing our own people is the right approach for Murphy, our projects and our clients.
“I also believe now is the right time for employers to look at helping those affected by the pandemic and recession, to provide new opportunities for those who need them.”