Graduate Programmes

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

Our Graduate Programme has proved greatly successful in empowering our graduates to develop the vital skills and competencies needed for a lasting career with us. We are committed to engaging and progressing new skills and knowledge through a combination of on-site, office-based, project-specific experience, experiential learning and formal training, providing our graduates with insights and experience across the business.

Mercury has been recognised by Grad Ireland as one of Ireland's leading graduate employers and this year saw our largest ever intake of 57 graduates and we were also nominated for Grad Ireland’s Best Graduate Training & Development Programme and IITD Best Graduate Development Initiative awards for 2021. This was achieved despite the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic and further showcases our adaptability and innovation. We are determined to increase our uptake of graduates again this year and are committed to providing a rewarding and challenging programme, with an exciting range of graduate positions across the company.

Our structured training & graduate programme takes eighteen months. The development programme is designed to set the demands of the working world as would be experienced by graduates. The courses are delivered by external and internal subject-matter experts in a dedicated learning environment. We have a strong link with Engineers Ireland, and we support graduates who wish to pursue Chartered status in their respective fields.

Click here to apply for Mercury's 2022 Graduate Programme

Mercury hired its largest ever intake of 57 graduates this year and are expanding the programme further for the coming year.

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 research project

An important aspect of the development programme is the completion of a group research project. Graduates are split into small groups of four or five and assigned a strategic business project to research and present their findings to Senior Management. All topics are chosen by Senior Management and are relevant to Mercury's business.

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

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