Work Placement / Internship

12 Month Industrial Placement Schemes – Integrated Components & Solutions

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Multiple vacancies.

Save to shortlist Saved to shortlist Apply now

Who is Caterpillar?

Caterpillar is 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?

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.

The Integrated Components & Solutions team offers some of the most exciting engineering roles within the Caterpillar global organisation.  Working on the integration of electronic and electrical systems for Caterpillar products provides the opportunity to work with multiple disciplines within the organisation.

We are pleased to have a number of student positions available this year, including 4 placement opportunities and a number of graduate positions.

What experiences can we offer you?

During your placement you will have the opportunity to work with teams focused on the integration, development, application and validation of electrical and electronic control systems for diesel engine, electric drivetrain or construction machine products.

You will be an active team member working on real development projects, alongside experienced engineers, gaining exposure to:

  • system specifications
  • embedded software design and development
  • control system modelling and analysis
  • component selection and validation
  • system level development and validation
  • product health analysis or quality issue resolution

You will also collaborate with team members worldwide as part of the global team. Working with experienced technical team leaders and mentors you will receive all the  coaching, guidance and support for your work, personal development and professional accreditation.

Our placement students can expect to return to University with  further developed technical skills and experience of how University learning is applied to the work place. We also operate a conditional offer process for our top performing placement students, giving you the opportunity to start your career with us on a permanent basis upon graduation.

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

We operate a conditional offer process; our highest performing placement students are fast tracked to our graduate development scheme. This includes a financial incentive and the potential of a summer work placement. Offers will be made based on the condition that a graduate role is available at the time of your graduation and that you achieve a min of 2:2.

Who are we looking for?

You will need to be enthusiastic, self-motivated and capable of learning quickly in a fast-paced development environment. We are looking for someone with an interest in applying electronic technology to the control of mechanical or hydraulic systems. Whilst this placement is primarily focused around electronics and electrical systems, it is not essential that you are studying in this discipline (Approximately 40% of the current team come from other engineering disciplines).

You will also require excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact regularly with customers and colleagues within the Caterpillar global team. Travel to customer sites within Europe may be required.

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: Aeronautical, Aerospace, Agricultural, Automotive, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Control Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Maths and Physical Sciences.

Benefits

Salary : £17,500, Share Scheme, Pension, Flexible working and 25 days annual leave.

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.

We've signed the Gradcracker feedback pledge.

(This means that we will supply feedback if requested after an interview.)

1e127ede32d8f816eacfb0aed73cee11

Apply online now
This button will open a new tab and take you directly to the employer's website to apply.
Please remember, if asked, that you found this job on Gradcracker.
Save to shortlist Saved to shortlist

Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £17,500 + benefits
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
    (Show map)

Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Avionics
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Science

More on our Hub

Employee Profiles

View more »

Watch our videos

Watch more of our videos »

Explore

Follow your favourite employers
Save jobs to your shortlist
Receive personalised alerts
Access our live webinars
Register now