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12 Month Industrial Placement Schemes – Information Technology

Leicester or Peterborough. Multiple vacancies. 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?

Spending your placement within Caterpillar’s Information Services team will give you a broad experience in all disciplines of Information Services, covering some of the selected applications used within end-to-end business processes (Engineering, Manufacturing, Enterprise Resource Planning, Finance, Sales and Marketing). It will also provide good practical experience of project life-cycle management methodologies and core Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes including Incident/Problem & Change.

This year we are pleased to be able to offer several student positions within the department including 4 placement opportunities.

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?

Business Systems Analyst:

  • As part of the team you will have the opportunity to work on multiple IT projects across multiple business functions, for example within Engineering, Finance, Manufacturing, Sales and Aftermarket groups.
  • The role will involve you having responsibility for gathering requirements, analysis, functional design, development specifications and testing.
  • As part of this project team you may be called upon to work with people across the globe as the business functions serve CAT facilities in the UK, US, China, Brazil, Mexico, and India.

Business Systems Support Analyst:

  • As part of the team based either in Peterborough or Desford you will be required to provide operational support across multiple globally used applications using ITIL processes including incident, problem and change management.

In both roles you will be supported by IT professionals who have multiple years of experience in IT Project Management, Systems Design and Business Analysis as well as receiving appropriate training to gain a wider industry knowledge to perform the role expected. Upon completion of the year, you will have gained experience and knowledge of multitude of business processes and Information Systems and an appreciation of what it takes to support and maintain small and corporate scale IT solutions.

You will be provided with a mentor to support you throughout your professional development to help you gain Chartered or Incorporated Status.

We also 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.

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.

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

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. We want people with a genuine interest in business information systems. You will be diligent with a focus on quality, ability to work independently and within a team using your initiative. Excellent communication skills are required to interact with people from the business at all levels.

Applicants will be on target to achieve a minimum of 2:2 honours degree level in the following degree disciplines: All Computing Subjects.

Other relevant degrees may be considered.

We will provide you the training and support you need to be successful at Caterpillar.

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
  • Leicester and Peterborough
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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