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12 Month Industrial Placement Schemes – Commercial Marketing

Open to all STEM.

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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?

Caterpillar’s Desford facility, located in West Leicestershire, forms part of the Building and Construction Products division (BCP). In addition to design, development and manufacturing of Backhoe Loader and Compact Wheel Loader product lines, Desford is home to teams who provide support to our customers and dealers, primarily throughout Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME). BCP Desford have an exciting opportunity for an industrial placement student to join our Customer and Training Centre team. We are a key support group for the Global Marketing and Industry teams planning and executing product training for our staff and dealers, hosting customer visits to try out our machines and take tours of our production facilities, plus hosting conferences and other internal events. We are responsible for live-streaming product launches and online training events globally from the facility in Desford, and are always looking for ways to leverage cutting edge technology to do this

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.

What experiences can we offer you?

Our 12-month industrial placement will focus on supporting customer and dealer visits, delivering product training, and working on Industry team projects – driving increased sales and revenues. From day one you will be embedded in a team delivering support to customers, dealers and our industry teams, collaborating with people in Caterpillar facilities worldwide.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Organisation of, and providing support during dealer training events
  • Supporting day to day customer visits, factory tours and product walkarounds
  • Shadowing commercial team members during interactions with dealers, customers and other groups within CAT
  • Supporting the integration and demonstration of key technologies and product solutions within Customer and Training Centres in the UK and globally
  • Industry projects – performing key roles within industry projects covering warranty, sales, distribution, and logistics

We will provide you with a mentor to support you throughout your professional development to help you gain Chartered or Incorporated Status if required. We also operate a conditional offers process; our highest performing placement students are fast tracked to our graduate development scheme with a conditional offer of employment 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. We will provide you the training and support you need to be successful at Caterpillar.

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.

Caterpillar operates 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?

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; Business, Marketing or Engineering related degree will be considered

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. Exposure to or an active interest in construction equipment, agricultural equipment is advantageous but not essential. Multi-language skills and a willingness to travel are also an advantage.

Benefits

Salary : £17,500, Share Scheme, Pension, Flexible working and 27 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.
  • Desford, Leicester
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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