Graduate Programmes

At Mercury, we are committed to recruiting the best people and developing them to become leaders of tomorrow. We invest in the training & development of our team and provide the support and experience you need to fulfil your potential.

We are committed to engaging and developing new skills and knowledge through a combination of on-site, office-based, project specific experience, experiential learning and formal training. From 2018 to 2019, Mercury has successfully climbed 20 places in the Grad Ireland Top Graduate Employers list and is currently sitting in 111th place. Our aim for 2020 is to break into the Top 100 Graduate Employers.

Our structured graduate programme is run over two years. The development programme is designed to meet the demands of the working environment. The courses are delivered by external and internal subject-matter experts in a dedicated learning environment. We support graduates who wish to pursue chartered status in their respective fields.

Since 2019, Mercury delivers our graduate programme in partnership with the Irish Management Institute (IMI) who have experience in delivering award winning graduate programmes. The programme aims to develop graduates’ commercial acumen, leadership &people skills, problem solving, decision making, communication and teamwork skills required in the workplace.

Click here to apply for Mercury's 2020 Graduate Programme.

Mercury hired its largest ever intake of 40 graduates in 2019. We are expanding our graduate programme for 2020 and will be recruiting up to 80 new graduates. Our positions are in the following areas:

  • Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, CSA and Fire Protection)
  • Planning
  • Commercial / Quantity Surveying (QS)
  • Environmental, Health and Safety
  • Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Legal
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Estimation and Marketing
  • Brand and Communications
  • Corporate Strategy and Risk Management
  • IT / Business Analysts


Our graduate programme comprises:

  • Induction programme
  • Project management
  • Presentation skills
  • SAP technical training
  • Engineering seminars
  • Building effectiveness
  • Team building
  • Time management
  • Planning skills
  • Communication skills
  • Collaborative working
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Group project - Enginuity

An important aspect of the development programme is the completion of the Enginuity competition.

This competition provides management and leadership training that is relevant and appropriate for today's construction professionals, particularly those in the early stages of their careers.

Working collaboratively in small groups of four or five and using a sophisticated computer simulation, each team is given the task of managing a UK-based global construction business; with jobs, clients, competitors and people across different continents and countries, resulting in unique challenges and opportunities, which will require some special management skills to be successful. Their task is to grow the business by devising and implementing an effective business strategy.

The competition lasts for 16 weeks, during which time the graduates must submit weekly decisions and reports in the areas of finance, overhead, procurement and job progression. Each teams progress is rated against the other competing teams based upon league tables which ranks using 10 Key Performance Indicators.

Upon completion of the competition, each team is required to submit a 3000-word Business Progress Report.

In addition to the report, there is a team presentation to the Senior Management Team and Board Members, each team is required to deliver viable recommendations to business issues of interest.

The teams are made up of graduates from a range of backgrounds, ensuring that individuals get to see how diverse opinions and skillsets are highly valued at Mercury. This also builds teamwork and ensures that our graduates are familiar with each other, which promotes healthy work-place culture.

Our Programme:

  • Develops graduates to achieve maximum effectiveness in their roles
  • Develops a flexible and multiskilled workforce capable of rapid response to changing business needs
  • Develops, motivates and retains our graduates
  • Provides skills for future innovations within Mercury
  • Maximises the knowledge and experience within our company and ensure that this knowledge is captured, updated and disseminated effectively

Current Opportunities