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Farrans opens process to hire 50 people on graduate programme

HATS OFF: Pictured launching the application process for Farrans’ graduate and placement programme are Rebecca Pennell, graduate engineer, and Abilin Saji, placement student. Picture: Brian Thompson
HATS OFF: Pictured launching the application process for Farrans’ graduate and placement programme are Rebecca Pennell, graduate engineer, and Abilin Saji, placement student. Picture: Brian Thompson HATS OFF: Pictured launching the application process for Farrans’ graduate and placement programme are Rebecca Pennell, graduate engineer, and Abilin Saji, placement student. Picture: Brian Thompson

CIVIL engineering and building contractor Farrans Construction has opened the application process for 50 high-demand positions on its industry-leading graduate programme.

'Farrans Foundation' is a two-year graduate programme which provides applicants with the experience and knowledge to fast track their career in construction, quantity surveying and civil engineering.

With a blend of classroom-based learning and on-site experience, this is the starting point on the journey to becoming the future leaders of Farrans.

Farrans will host virtual career open days on September 27, October 18 and November 23 for those interested in finding out more about what it is like to be a graduate or a placement in the company (www.farrans.com/graduates/ and www.farrans.com/placements/)

Farrans Construction, part of the CRH Group, has more than 80 years’ experience of delivering world-class projects across the UK and Ireland. It employs 600 people at offices in Cambridge, Edinburgh, Leeds and Belfast.

Managing director Dominic Lavery said: “The move from education to employment can be a big step and we want to make the experience as enjoyable as we can.

“Our graduate programme, which has recently been CPD Accredited by Engineers Ireland, will provide you with all of the necessary experience and knowledge you need at the start of your career.

“We receive a high volume of applications for our programme so I recommend that anyone who is interested should join a virtual open day to find out what we look for in our graduates and placements and to take your time to make your application the best it can be.”

Conor McCourt, senior engineer and Farrans Foundation graduate, said: “The programme provides an opportunity to learn about all aspects of the business so that you understand the 'why' of the work that you are doing.

“It certainly made me more commercially astute, taught me time management skills and opened my eyes to the many career paths I could take. University focuses on the theory while Farrans Foundation provides a framework to excel on the ground.

“One of the major benefits is that you are able to make connections with colleagues at many levels. The programme gave me a support network of experienced professionals to call on for help if I need it. Skills from Farrans Foundation can be easily transferred to working towards Chartership."