Why Work for McGee

McGee is a family business, founded in 1959 by Tom McGee.  Since then we have grown to become a respected name in the construction market specialising in decontaminationasbestos removaldemolitioncivil engineering, construction and recycling services, either as standalone disciplines or as an integrated delivery solution.  Significantly, it’s delivered by the most highly skilled and committed people in the industry.  We believe Tom McGee would have been proud to see his reputation endure.

With a healthy pipeline of secured work, we will continue to drive the success of our clients and meet the ever-increasing demand for what we do.  We, therefore, recognise the need to attract, recruit and retain people with the necessary skills and experience to underpin and sustain our long-term strategic growth.

As part of our commitment to help eliminate skills shortages, we continue to widen our talent pool, bringing new talent into the industry through our successful Graduate Programme, apprenticeship schemes and inspiring young people through various initiatives to join the industry.

If you have what it takes to fit into our team, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please use the following links to find out more:

Why work for McGee?

You’ll be joining an organisation which has shaped industry practice over five decades.  Our combined strengths and experience help bring certainty, safety and cost efficiency to projects of all shapes and sizes, delivering excellent career opportunities – an approach that was recognised at the 2017 Construction Enquirer Awards as McGee was crowned a Top Ten winner in the ‘Best Specialist Contractor to work for over £25 million turnover’ category!

The construction industry is one of the largest, most innovative and dynamic sectors of the UK economy. You can be assured McGee will maximise your potential and provide the reward of a long-term career, competitive salaries and professional development.

With some employees having worked here for over 40 years, it’s fair to say we will treat you well.  We understand that great people with the right skills, experience and knowledge are hard to find, and even harder to replace, so we reward hard work. 

School leavers, Undergraduates, Apprentices

We welcome enquiries from school leavers and undergraduates who are interested in apprenticeships, training and careers within the company.


If you’re smart, committed and always ready to take on a challenge, join an organisation as ambitious as you are! Find out more about our highly successful Graduate Programme by clicking HERE.

You’ll be working on high profile projects from day one. You will undertake placements across the business – immersing yourself in prestigious projects from inception to completion – to gain a 360° view of the organisation.

You’ll be supported throughout the Programme by an experienced McGee mentor to ensure you achieve your full professional potential.  It’s an outstanding opportunity offering a competitive salary, a fast-paced environment and the opportunity to make your mark in a business which is proud to invest in the best new talent.

Inspiring young people to join the industry

We have a well-established partnership with Dallaglio RugbyWorks who we support through the provision of employability days for their young people.  We thoroughly enjoy talking to them about the varied career opportunities available within this exciting industry.

Jobs for local people

Many of the projects we work on create jobs for local people.  We therefore regularly attend local jobs fairs to promote the range of opportunities available on site with McGee.

Training & Development

An ongoing investment in the skills of our people is vitally important to ensure we continue to demonstrate a readiness to meet the construction challenges of the future – because we can’t accomplish what we do every day without our employees.

The strong focus we put on career progression, empowerment, learning, training and development and fostering an environment for a healthy work-life balance is delivered through our HR strategy.  The result of these initiatives sees our workforce thrive; our people are motivated, engaged and committed – resulting in a high level of employee retention.  To meet the ever-increasing demands from the markets in which we successfully operate, an ongoing investment in the skills of our people is vital.  The best efforts are made to ensure each employee is trained to the highest standards, allowing them to fulfil their full professional potential.  We believe that this proactive attitude is one of the many reasons that help make McGee a great, yet most importantly, safe place to work.

Meet our people

We employ in the region of 700 permanent staff across a variety of sectors and disciplines – they are all hard working, highly knowledgeable people who understand the complex industry we work in.  Click HERE to read more.