Murphy creates 175 jobs for Ukrainian refuges – New Civil Engineer

19 Apr, 2022 By Rob Horgan
Up to 175 jobs will be offered to Ukrainian refuges by J. Murphy & Sons.
The contractor has announced that it is looking to offer Ukrainian refugees employment opportunities across a variety of roles.
The roles include onsite, operative jobs and functional roles in areas such as finance, and skilled opportunities within the group’s engineering, commercial and operations activities.
The business, which employs more than 3,500 people across the UK, Ireland and Canada, is working with the Home Office to offer 175 positions across a range of jobs with a view to supporting a broad cross-section of the Ukrainian community that is relocating to the UK.
Murphy will also offer practical assistance to Ukrainians joining the firm, such as help with language barriers, housing search help, cultural integration support and informal mentoring. Murphy will partner new recruits with current employees who have Ukraine or other Eastern European locations as their country of origin as part of a buddy system.
Murphy director of Group people and communications Dawn Moore said: “We are a growing business with a number of opportunities, and we want to do whatever we can to support those impacted by the current situation in Ukraine.
“There are many different levels of jobs available within our business along with a wider package of support. It’s also no surprise that many of our Ukrainian, Polish and other Eastern European Murphy people have volunteered to help these prospective new joiners, which is a fantastic show of support.”
Murphy chief executive John Murphy added: “As a family-owned business, we strive to go above and beyond when it comes to supporting our people and communities. This is an opportunity to offer meaningful employment to those Ukrainians looking for work in the UK, as well as helping them and their families adapt to life here.  We are looking forward to welcoming new colleagues from Ukraine to the Murphy family.”
Murphy Ukrainian volunteer mentor Inas Almnasra added: “I was born in Ukraine and lived there until I was five, and have worked with Murphy for the past three years, so I am really looking forward to helping our Ukrainian colleagues to find their feet and get settled in the UK.  The war in Ukraine is causing untold heartache for families; I’m incredibly proud that Murphy as a business is committed to helping people who are in such desperate need.”
More than 3M people are believed to have fled Ukraine since Russian president Vladimir Putin began his assault on the country on 24 February.
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