Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Schemes – Design and Development Engineering

Peterlee, County Durham. Multiple vacancies.

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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. Operating from 50 countries around the globe, the Caterpillar brand has developed into a symbol of strength, respect, and integrity. The organisation has a clear vision to be the global leader in providing customer value in the markets in which it operates. Our core values (Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability) are key to our success.

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?

The Peterlee site, engineers and manufactures Articulated Trucks, which are then exported globally.  Our product design centre includes state of the art facilities with an immersive environment, machine proving ground, learning centre and complete factory which is the sole producer of Caterpillar Articulated Trucks.

What experiences can we offer you?

By following our graduate scheme, you will develop as an engineer by completing 6 month rotations through:

  • Machine integration & performance

  • System Design & integration

  • Machine test and development,

  • A cross functional team aimed at exposing you to manufacturing or customer support. 


Our graduate scheme is designed to mentor you in the fundamental steps of deterministic design, the basics of machine performance, problem solving, development and validation, whilst learning the details of each subsystem.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity at Caterpillar and we believe the more experience you can gain early in your career the further you can go.

In addition to the graduate scheme, we run an IMechE accredited Monitored Professional Development Scheme and will provide you with a mentor who will support you in gaining Chartered or Incorporated Status. At the end of the graduate scheme, we find the best fit for you in one of our engineering teams with respect to business needs and where you will develop most as an engineer.

We hold a Meet and Greet day for all new UK Graduate students to provide you with an opportunity to meet fellow new starters across the UK before you start your placement.

What happens after the graduate scheme?

After successful completion of the rotational programme, you will progress into a key role where you will directly contribute to the operational and project activity that is at the heart of our business. We will provide you with the training and support you need to be successful at Caterpillar.

Who are we looking for?

We are recruiting engineers and potentially scientists that will integrate Caterpillar Articulated Trucks with  key technologies and data analytics. We are looking for people who can demonstrate technical knowledge and the practical application of engineering theory, along with sound decision making, professionalism, and an enthusiasm for engineering. You will also have strong planning and organising skills and a desire to succeed and develop.

It is essential that applicants should have achieved or be on track to achieve a minimum of a 2:2 in one of the following disciplines: Automotive, Aeronautical, Electronics/Electrical, Motorsport, Mechanical, Mechatronics, General Engineering or an applied Mathematics or Science degree.

Benefits

Salary: £31,880, £1000 Sign on Bonus, 10% Annual Bonus, Share Scheme, Pension, Flexible working and 25 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays).

Diversity at Caterpillar

When we leverage our people's experiences, backgrounds and cultures in an inclusive environment, we enable every individual to achieve their full potential, which drives business success. We are proud to be named in the Forbes list of Best Employers for Diversity (2019) and to be the employer of one of the top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50 2021). Caterpillar is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £31,300 + £1000 sign on bonus + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Peterlee, County Durham
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Analytics
  • Automotive
  • Avionics
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Finance
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Statistics

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