Murphy offers jobs to 175 Ukrainian refugees

J Murphy & Sons seeks to provide employment opportunities for up to 175 Ukrainian refugees in a variety of roles.

The company, which employs more than 3,500 people in the UK, Ireland and Canada, is working with the Home Office to offer 175 positions across a range of jobs, to support a wide range of the relocating Ukrainian community. UK.

Roles include on-site operational jobs and functional roles in areas such as finance, as well as skilled opportunities within the group’s engineering, sales and operations businesses.

Murphy will also offer practical assistance to Ukrainians joining the firm, such as help with language barriers and finding accommodation, support with cultural integration and informal mentoring. Murphy will match new hires with current employees who have Ukraine or other Eastern European locations as their home country under a buddy system.

Dawn Moore, Group Director and Communications at Murphy, said: “We are a growing company with a number of opportunities, and we want to do everything we can to support those affected by the current situation. in Ukraine.

“There are many different levels of employment within our company, as well as a broader set of support services. It’s also no surprise that many of our Ukrainians, Poles and other Murphys from Europe de l’Est have volunteered to help these potential newcomers, which is a fantastic show of support.

Murphy’s Managing Director, John Murphy, added, “As a family business, we strive to go the extra mile when it comes to supporting our people and our communities. This is an opportunity to provide meaningful employment to Ukrainians seeking employment in the UK, as well as to help them and their families adjust to life here. We look forward to welcoming new Ukrainian colleagues to the Murphy family.

Murphy’s Ukrainian volunteer mentor, Inas Almnasra, added: “I was born in Ukraine and lived there until I was five years old, and have worked with Murphy for the past three years. settled in the UK. The war in Ukraine is causing untold grief to the families. I’m incredibly proud that Murphy as a company is committed to helping people in desperate need.

More than three million people have reportedly fled Ukraine since Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his assault on the country on February 24.

As it prepares for the economic fallout from the war, the British construction industry is also trying to lend a helping hand to those who need it most.

Ferrovial Construction UK co-funded £8,000 donated to dedicated bank accounts it was set up to provide humanitarian and health aid to people displaced by the conflict. The Spanish group raised £85,000 worldwide and doubled that amount to £170,000.

Meanwhile, Willmott Dixon raises funds for the British Red Cross, organizes collections and donates essential items such as bedding, sleeping bags, towels, nappies, shampoo and sanitary napkins.

Balfour Beatty has also made a confidential donation to the British Red Cross and is encouraging staff to use their paid volunteer days to help respond to the Ukraine crisis.

And homebuilder Redrow has donated £50,000 to the Disaster Emergency Committee fund in response to Ukraine’s humanitarian appeal. The company has also pledged to co-fund any colleague’s fundraising, up to £1,000 per donation and £100,000 in total.

Click here for a wider overview of relief efforts being put in place by UK contractors.

Alice F. Ponder