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12 Month Industrial Placement Schemes – Design and Development Engineer

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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?

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.

This year we are pleased to be able to offer a number of student positions, including 5 placement opportunities and a graduate position.

What experiences can we offer you?

During your placement year you will be placed in one of the following engineering areas, working on live projects:

  • Machine Integration & Performance
  • System Design & Integration
  • Machine Testing and Development

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.

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?

We are looking for engineers and 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.

Applicants will be on target to achieve a minimum of 2:2 honours degree level in the following disciplines: Automotive, Aeronautical, Electronics/Electrical, Motorsport, Mechanical, Mechatronics, General Engineering or an applied Mathematics or Science degree.

Benefits

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

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Analytics
  • Automotive
  • Avionics
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Finance
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Statistics

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