Graduate Opportunity

Engineering Graduate Scheme

Save to shortlist Saved to shortlist Apply now

Who is Caterpillar?

We are the world's leading manufacturer of Construction and Mining Equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Our core values (Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability) are key to our success. Every single employee moves our company forward, piece by piece, part by part, person by person. Join our winning team and help build a better world.

At Caterpillar, We Build What Matters

It's your career. Make it matter. At Caterpillar, you build what matters – whether it’s the career you want, crucial work skills, strong relationships or new digital technologies.

What do we do?

At Peterborough we design, develop and manufacture the Powertrain Solutions for Caterpillar and other branded equipment; as well delivering analytics and digital services to our customers. Our graduate scheme will allow you to explore various roles and disciplines around the business. You will be working as part of a global engineering team helping to create sustainable, world-changing solutions that impact lives around the globe.

What experiences can we offer you?

Our graduate training scheme is accredited by the IMechE. Each successful applicant is assigned a home department which are determined based on your experiences, your ambitions and current business needs. This will be your touch point throughout your four bespoke six-month rotations. From day one you will be embedded in a team solving real world problems. You will get to work and collaborate with people in Caterpillar facilities worldwide. The home departments include:

  • Simulation – systems, Thermofluids and structural analysis
  • Design components / engines
  • Engine performance development, simulation and calibration
  • Controls – machine integration, calibration and algorithm development
  • Systems engineering

We will provide you with a mentor to support you throughout your professional development to help you gain Chartered or Incorporated Status with your chosen institution.

We really value diversity at Caterpillar and the benefits to our business it provides – we will provide you the opportunity to collaborate and share your creative ideas throughout your career.


Who are we looking for?

As the type of roles within our business are becoming more diverse, we are looking for people who are open minded, excellent problem solvers and who have an ability to learn quickly. Prior engine knowledge is not required. We will provide you the training and support you need to be successful at Caterpillar.

Applicants should be studying for a degree in Engineering or applied Maths and Science and have achieved or be on track to achieve at minimum of a 2:2. We are looking for talented, ambitious people from various backgrounds who are interested in setting out on the road to success.


  • 10% Annual Bonus
  • Share Scheme
  • Pension,
  • Flexible working
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays).


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 1900086Q
Save to shortlist Saved to shortlist
If asked, remember you found this job on Gradcracker!

Don't forget...

Give yourself the edge...
If you Follow us, attach/link your Follow Certificate to your application.
Application feedback...
We've signed the Gradcracker feedback pledge.
Find out more

Opportunity Overview

  • December 22nd, 2019
  • £30,396 - £30,896 + £1,000 Sign on Bonus + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Peterborough
    (Show map)

Disciplines accepted...

  • Automotive
  • Chemistry
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Science

Contact Caterpillar

The App

Download it and follow us.
You'll be the first to know.

Employee Profiles

Charlotte Burniston - R&D Graduate

"I have been able to work in several different engineering roles, which has allowed me..."

Sam Folkes - R&D

"With many colleagues rising through the company having joined as a graduate, there is..."
Meet more of our employees »

Watch our videos

Watch more of our videos »

More on our Hub

View our blogs