McNicholas is a leading provider of services to the UK’s multi-utility, telecommunications, gas, power, water, renewable energy, and rail sectors. We call on a wide range of professional services, such as customer service, design, consulting, engineering and construction, to deliver connections for our clients.

We work collaboratively with our clients and supply chain, through long term frameworks and alliances.

Our vision is to be the service partner of choice, we are:

  • Passionate about clients and environments - we're aligned, innovative, constantly searching for new ideas and spinning them across our business.
  • Proud of what we do - we act sensitively with the highest standards of integrity and social responsibility, enjoying and benefiting from diversity.
  • Working to be the best - we are restless, always learning, always improving. We constantly set high standards and then try hard to exceed them.
  • Supportive to each other, to our clients and within the communities where we work, striving to create mutually fulfilling relationships and partnerships.

Our vision and values are at the heart of everything we do, making a difference to the way we think act and do business, we live them every day and are driven by the needs of our stakeholders and the communities where we work. Our passion is to deliver excellence through expertise.

Our values are to be:

  • safe – we care about people
  • reliable – we have integrity
  • responsive – we listen to what you say
  • collaborative – we aim to achieve our customers goals

We are:

  • agile - flexible and smart
  • dedicated - proactive and dependable
  • measured - making carefully balanced decisions
  • consultative - achieving value by working together

We have been successfully delivering innovative infrastructure solutions to blue chip clients across the telecommunications, energy, rail and complex civils infrastructure for over 65 years. We provide fulfilling and rewarding careers for our employees.

McNicholas personnel are the ambassadors of the business, they operate in experienced and expert teams providing safe control of operations, continuity and knowhow – achieving high-performance and safe outcomes in response to clients’ requirements.

As an infrastructure services business our people are the most important asset, and we are fortunate to have employees who choose to work with McNicholas and have done so for many years. With projects and offices across the United Kingdom, we offer opportunities nationwide. With a proven track record, a people-focused culture and a strong safety ethos, the future at McNicholas is exciting.

We want our employees to enjoy their work, have a positive attitude towards their colleagues, our clients and the communities where we work and return home safe each day to their families. Having respect for others is an integral part of our working culture and one of our core values.

By putting safety first, promoting diversity and getting it right first time, McNicholas is a company where we put people first and you can enjoy your work and progress your career.

McNicholas values inclusion and celebrates individual differences, believing that diversity helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation. We have a longstanding commitment to equal opportunities that is woven into the very fabric of our company.

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We are committed to supporting employees at all levels to develop their skills and abilities both within their current role and for their future career development and progression.

The key to helping you achieve your career ambitions is the McNicholas Career Development Programme. It provides clarity and transparency for all staff to understand the skills and abilities appropriate to their current and future role. You can see how such skills can be enhanced through our training and development programmes. You will also understand how skills and experience may be transferable to other parts of the business, creating career development opportunities across the McNicholas group.

Graduate Scheme

We have Graduate opportunities every year – our breadth of capabilities and depth of business expertise, makes it a great place to begin your career. Whether your interest is in design, engineering, or commercial management, we have placements that will interest you.


You may be looking for your first job, an alternative to university or perhaps a career change. If so, an apprenticeship with McNicholas could give you just what you need.  You don’t have to be a school leaver. We encourage applications for apprenticeships from anyone who is committed to learning new skills on the job each day. What’s important is a positive attitude and a real interest in the sort of work we do.

We believe in in building careers – not just creating jobs – and that people should enjoy what they do at work. We encourage our employees to make the most of their talents. Through on-the-job learning and training schemes, we’ll make sure you’re stretching yourself that little bit further every day. At the same time, our broad-ranging training and development programmes will give you the skills to take on more challenging roles.

To find out more, visit the careers section of our website

To get in touch, email us at

Lewis Hipwell, Graduate Civil Engineer, McNicholas

Read Lewis's story and find out what it's like to work at McNicholas. 

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