Work Placement / Internship

Design & Development Engineering 12 Month Industrial Placement

Peterlee (Country Durham)

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Who are Caterpillar?

We are the world's leading manufacturer of Construction and Mining Equipment, and one of the world’s most respected Companies and Brands in the World. By following our Industrial placement scheme you will be able to explore various roles and disciplines around the business to help develop your career. 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.

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?

During your placement year you will rotate and gain experience in various engineering areas, including:

  • Core design and integration
  • Performance, controls and simulation
  • Machine testing and development
  • A cross functional team aimed at exposing you to manufacturing or customer support.

Working with experienced team members you will receive all the coaching, guidance and support for your work and personal development. It is our intention that you will be given opportunities to develop your knowledge and experience within a real world setting. Our aim is that these industrial placement opportunities provide the firm foundations necessary for a long and successful future career.

The scheme will 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.

What 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.

The following degrees will be considered and you must be on track to achieve a minimum of a 2:2:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive
  • Aeronautical
  • Motorsport Engineering
  • Electronics/Electrical Engineering.

Other relevant Degrees will also be considered.

How do I apply?

Please only apply for one discipline. You will be given the option of applying for a second discipline during the application process, however you will not be considered for all applications.


£17,500 salary, Share Scheme, Pension, Flexible working and 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays).


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 19000841
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Opportunity Overview

  • December 22nd, 2019
  • £17,500 + benefits
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Peterlee (County Durham)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aeronautics
  • Automotive
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Mechanical

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