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Are you a
future leader?

Do you want a career in an industry that is building the future?  We empower our people to unlock their potential in a workplace they can be proud of.

Welcome to the
5% Club

McLaughlin & Harvey is one of only 30 employers who have met the Platinum standard, putting them in the top 3% of members.

We are committed to ensuring 5% of our workforce is made up of apprentices, sponsored students and graduates on formalised “earn and learn” training schemes.  We believe in growing our business by investing in your future early in your career.


Join our experienced team creating the structures and systems that we rely on every day. From transforming sporting venues for major sports events and protecting our coastlines to building unique educational establishments, creating collaborative working environments, connecting communities and reshaping our rail networks.

We have supported the 5% Club for a number of years as we believe investing in talent development creates a sustainable pipeline of skilled and motivated employees. Earn and learn employees currently make up 11.5% of McLaughlin & Harvey’s workforce. The initiative promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace, addresses the skills gap and demonstrates our commitment to social responsibility and investing in long-term success and sustainability.

Alison Reilly

Group HR Director at McLaughlin & Harvey

Trainee Scheme

Our Undergraduate Trainee Scheme will give you an opportunity to train as a Civil Engineer, Quantity Surveyor, Estimator, or Construction Manager.

We offer a fully funded five-year scheme where you will  will gain a nationally recognised qualification. As well as a competitive salary. Our programme is designed to give you the best mentored, relevant and practical experience on-site.

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A summer placement with McLaughlin & Harvey will provide you with practical insight into construction and civil engineering. Allowing you to gain real experience out of the classroom environment.

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The placement year is undertaken during your third year at university and typically starts anytime between June and September after your second year. We advertise our placements through our job opportunities page.

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Graduate Scheme

Our Core Graduate Scheme will give you the opportunity to develop in your chosen career. While also developing your leadership, professional and practical skills.

Open to graduates of civil engineering, quantity surveying, estimating, mechanical and electrical, or construction management.

Construction and civil engineering students should only apply if they are willing to travel and work away from home.

We advertise through our job opportunities page.

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