Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Schemes – Product Change Control Engineer

Stafford. Multiple vacancies. Open to all STEM.

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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?

As Large Power Systems Division (LPSD) Perkins, we design, develop and manufacture the 4000 Series and 5000 Series diesel and gas engines. These world class products are used to support customers in critical, continuous and standby power generation applications. You will be working as part of a global engineering team supporting the creation of sustainable solutions that deliver high performance and reliable power around the globe.

What experiences can we offer you?

During this 36-month training programme, you will be given the opportunity to experience different aspects of Engineering Change Management and Engineering Technical Services, designed to provide you with an excellent foundation in the function. From day one you will be embedded in the global Product Engineering team, liaising with cross functional team members and business functions. You will be encouraged to work and collaborate with people in different Caterpillar facilities worldwide to learn best practices and support process improvement.

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?

Upon successful completion of the rotational programme, you will be promoted into a Product Change Control Engineer with aspects of the role including but not limited to:

  • Global Engineering Change Management support
  • Development and maintenance of Global Engineering Change governance and metrics
  • Global design control change impact support
  • Engineering process development and implementation
  • Engineering technical services support and planning

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 then apply their knowledge to achieve results.

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:

  • Science
  • Maths
  • Engineering

We are looking for talented, ambitious people from various backgrounds who have a high-quality approach to their work and who are interested in setting out on the road to success.


Salary : £31,300, £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
  • Stafford
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Analytics
  • Automotive
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Statistics

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