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R&D Engineering - Industrial Placement Scheme 2021

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Who are 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 and one of the world’s most respected Companies and Brands in the World. At Peterborough we design, develop and manufacture the Powertrain Solutions for Caterpillar and other OEMs; as well delivering analytics and digital services to our customers. By joining 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. You will be working as part of a global engineering team helping to create sustainable, world-changing solutions that impact lives around the globe. 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.

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What experiences can we offer you?

Our industrial placement training scheme consists of two 6-month rotations giving you the opportunity to experience different aspects from engine development right through to machine integration. 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. This can include:

  • Simulation – systems, thermofluids and structural analysis
  • Designing, validation and testing components / engines / machines
  • Engine performance development
  • Controls – machine integration, calibration and algorithm development
  • Noise and vibration assessment and refinement
  • Data analytics including commercial, machine learning and manufacturing
  • Integrated powertrain and hybrid systems

We will provide you with a mentor to support you throughout your professional development to help you gain Chartered or Incorporated Status. We also operate a conditional offers process, our highest performing placement students are fast tracked to our graduate development scheme with an offer upon returning to university. This includes a financial incentive and the potential of a summer work placement.

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 Mathematics and Science and 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.


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Job ID Number: 200005CA
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £17,500 + benefits
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Peterborough
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Hardware
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Product Design
  • Robotics
  • Software
  • Systems

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