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Best People: Mercury’s new Compensation & Benefits structure

Author: Tiffany Zhou  /  20th Sep, 2022  /  News, Careers

As one of Europe’s leading engineering contractors, Mercury uses a best-in-class approach to attract and retain the brightest minds.

We recently launched a new Compensation & Benefits structure, as part of our Beyond50 “Best People” pillar – which aims to attract, reward, and retain talented employees who drive Mercury’s success – while supporting our vision and values.

Our unique culture – a dedication to being brave, dynamic, and making it happen – is embedded in every member of our 8,500+ global team and we have a proud track record of retaining staff long-term, with many developing from apprentice and graduate level all the way to senior management.

We are currently recruiting for 200+ roles on our projects throughout Europe, and now is an exciting time to join our global team.

The following are key aspects of our Compensation & Benefits scheme, which those pursuing a career with Mercury can expect to avail of:


  • Employees can avail of a pension scheme which Mercury make monthly contributions to.


  • Employees are covered with a Mercury healthcare plan.


  • Competitive salaries.

Annual leave

  • Additional annual leave is included in our updated compensation and benefits scheme.

Maternity/Paternity leave

  • Mercury provides family benefits policies including maternity/paternity leave and parental leave.

Travel & Visa support

  • Visa sponsorship programme: If the candidate is successful in the interview stage, Mercury can support visa applications, and accommodation can be provided if applicable.
  • If working away from their home country Mercury covers a set value towards flights.


Mercury offers a variety of trainings and courses at all levels of the organisation to enable all employees the opportunity to further their education and advance their skillset.

  • Mercury provides free LinkedIn Learning courses to all employees.
  • Employees who successfully complete their probation period and demonstrate a high level of performance will have the opportunity to avail of Educational Assistance, which includes financial assistance, as well as study/exam leave.


  • There are opportunities to travel in the company across different projects throughout EMEA (if applicable to the role).
  • Mercury staff members, and direct family members, have free unlimited access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).
  • There is a free eye test for every employee who uses a Visual Display Unit (VDU) as a significant part of normal work.
  • On site gym is available to employees*.
  • Flexible working hours and hybrid working environment*.
  • Free breakfast and lunch*.
  • With Cycle To Work scheme, employees can save up to €1,250 for a pedal bicycle and accessories, or €1500 for an ebike and accessories*.

*Depending on the location.

Interested? Apply now or speak to one of our team at


We believe that to achieve incredible things you must invest in your people. We recruit and train staff from apprentices to qualified engineers, a policy that has kept many of them with Mercury since the company’s earliest days.

Mercury is committed to promoting learning and career development. We provide assistance for employees pursuing a variety of courses in keeping with Mercury’s strategic objectives.

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