We are reinventing the way our world is built…join us!

CRH is the leading provider of building materials solutions that build, connect and improve our world. Our operations span 29 countries on four continents. Join our Europe Finance Graduate Programme and gain opportunities to learn and develop through three exciting roles in three years. Through our inclusive culture, you will collaborate with colleagues from across the CRH Group and together, help make our businesses better. You will also gain an understanding of what is behind the numbers and help drive our business performance, all while achieving your professional accounting qualification.

With your talent and our scale, what we imagine today will reinvent the way our world is built for tomorrow.

Why consider us?

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Learn today, lead tomorrow

To help you discover and develop your strengths and interest in finance, you will complete three rotations of 12 months duration, each in a different area of CRH’s finance function. Working closely with teams from across our European businesses, your rotations may include Group Finance, Internal Audit as well as supporting one of our operating companies across Europe, giving you an unrivalled opportunity to learn the end-to-end value chain of our global business.

Gain an international perspective

With operations in 29 countries, CRH is the leading provider of materials and solutions that build, connect and improve our world. Throughout our three-year programme you will experience living and working in up to three different European locations, giving you a diverse set of skills, experiences and perspectives.

Develop the skills you need to be successful

Once you join, you’ll be immersed in our culture of continuous learning and development. Our structured development programme will help you to develop the skills you need to be successful, and we’ll provide you with coaching, mentoring and regular check-ins to help you build your career at CRH.

Achieve your professional qualifications

We will fully support you in achieving your professional accreditation and offer graduates the option of completing either ACCA or CIMA qualifications. Our programme includes: all education and exam fees paid, study and exam leave and exposure to quality, professional finance and accountancy experience.

Join an inclusive and supportive work environment

We live our values of People, Character, Performance and Innovation and are committed to building an organisation where every person, every day can make a difference. With opportunities to grow, a team that cares and businesses that stand the test of time – we welcome everyone.

The programme at a glance

  • Three years of exciting work experience designed to develop a strong foundation of financial skills. You’ll gain a wide range of experience and exposure to financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, statutory and regulatory reporting, internal audit, account preparation and financial risk management.
  • Up to three rotations of 12 months duration in various finance functions across our European businesses.
  • Three years of accelerated development through ongoing coaching and mentoring and an extensive, custom-built training programme to help you reach your full potential.
  • The support you need to complete your ACCA or CIMA accounting qualification.

Hear what our graduates have to say

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Abigail Coates

"I am extremely glad I decided to join CRH. I am in a supportive work environment, where everyone encourages me to learn and to grow. I was assigned a buddy and a mentor as part of the graduate programme, and their advice and guidance have been key to helping me integrate so well."

Nazar Shkurashivsky

"The experience I have gained so far has significantly strengthened my professional development. I know I will grow and move forward as I work for CRH. To me, CRH is the family I choose."

Amina Tami

"I have particularly enjoyed the diversity of work and opportunities that have been offered to me. CRH gave me the flexibility to choose projects that align with my personal interests, which allowed me to feel fully engaged and invested in my work."

Billy Kavanagh

“From the moment I joined CRH, I have always been made to feel welcome. I’ve received support and guidance on any queries I may have. CRH has a culture of knowledge sharing and helping others to reach their potential, which is something that has made my first year so enjoyable.”

Is this programme for you?

  • Have you obtained or are expecting to obtain a minimum 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in Accounting, Finance or a Business-related discipline?
  • Do you speak English fluently as well as one of the following languages: French, Polish, Dutch, Danish, Romanian or Slovakian?
  • Are you eligible to work in the EU without restrictions?
  • Are you willing to relocate internationally for two rotations as part of the programme?
  • Do you aspire to become an ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant?
  • Do you have a high level of self-motivation and commitment?
  • Do you want to play a leading role in reimagining the way our world is built?

If so, we’d love to hear from you! Below is a step-by-step guide explaining our application process.

How to apply

Step 1 – Apply Online
Click Apply Now to complete our short online application form and submit it together with your CV and latest academic results.

Step 2 – Application Screening
Our graduate recruitment team will review your application to ensure you meet our programme requirements.

Step 3 – Online Assessment
If you meet our initial requirements, you will receive an email link to complete a set of online assessments to test your numerical skills and logical reasoning.

Step 4 – Virtual Assessment Centre
If you are successful in your online assessment, you will then be invited to attend one of our virtual assessment centres. This is the final stage of our recruitment process and includes an information session, a case study exercise and an interview.

If you complete all four steps and are successful, you will receive an offer to join us.

We appreciate your interest in the Europe Finance Graduate Programme at CRH. Once you apply, you will be kept up to date on the status of your application and will receive a communication from us, whether you are successful or not.