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Materials Engineering Placement Scheme

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What experiences can you offer me?

Working within the Materials Engineering team at Caterpillar you will be collaborating with diverse engineering teams and we are looking for your innovative ideas!

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. Working with technical specialists, you can apply your university degree knowledge in applications with cast iron, aluminium, steel and non-metallic materials, examining micro-structures and conducting failure investigations on the SEM. Competency on various testing machines such as Vickers, Brinell and Rockwell hardness can be achieved. Your report writing skills will also be honed as the data you collect in the lab will be written in a professional report sent out to the customer.

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Prior engine knowledge is not required. The inner workings of an engine will become clear as the majority of your time will be spent in the lab being hands on with every project. By the end of the year, you will know a camshaft from a connecting rod.

Working and collaborating with people in Caterpillar facilities worldwide, we are looking for you to bring fresh, innovative ideas to solve complex technical problems. You will be a fully involved team member with responsibility and accountability for key projects as soon as you start, so we need someone that will drive their own progress and a work ethic that matches the team who take material requests from Caterpillar facilities all around Europe. That said, you will be given all the support you require to be successful.

We also operate a conditional offer process onto the graduate scheme to our highest performing placement students.


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. Applicants should be studying for a degree in a Materials Engineering related degree and be on track to achieve a minimum of a 2:2.


  • Share Scheme
  • Pension
  • Flexible working
  • 25 days' annual leave.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 1900084O
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Opportunity Overview

  • December 22nd, 2019
  • £17,500 + benefits
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Peterborough
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science

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