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12 Month Industrial Placement Schemes – Supply Chain Planning

Desford, Leicester. Multiple vacancies.

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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 Leicester is part of the Building Construction Products (BCP) division, manufacturing a range of world class Backhoe Loaders and Compact Wheel Loaders, as part of the wider BCP range.  Products that are reliable, cost effective, versatile, and adaptable. Leicester is more than just a production facility - it is a full product development centre with global responsibility for its products. Our Stockton facility manufactures the core fabrications which are supplied directly to the production lines at Leicester.   

Supply Chain is at the heart of every business, and here is no exception. Think about the daily sourcing of materials from across the world, then think about how these parts are transported into a company, manufactured, and shipped out to customers within demanding lead-times. This is only a highlight of what it means to work in Supply Chain.

Working within our Supply Chain function means delivering a quality product to a satisfied customer - on time, every time. The department is therefore a highly important link between our teams involved in product development, production, and most importantly our customers.

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?

As a Placement Trainee, you will be part of a development program within the Leicester Supply Chain Planning team, you will assist in the creation, development, and documentation of new processes to optimise safety and efficiency in line with Caterpillar Production System guiding principles, across the product range. This will include supporting the Production Assembly or Logistics teams for products built at Building Construction Products, Leicester.

From day one, you’re set up to thrive at Caterpillar: helpful training, relatable mentors, global experience, competitive salary package, work-life balance, and the growth opportunities you expect with a Fortune 100 company.

You power our success, and we are committed to empowering yours. After all, when your work can impact the entire world, it’s important to do work that matters.

Duties may include:

  • Create and develop Standard Work to improve process safety and quality. Produce instructions to Caterpillar Production System & ISO9001 standards for assembly processes
  • Create and review risk assessments to drive safety improvements in new and current processes
  • Use CAD software to develop facility layouts
  • Liaise with suppliers to procure new or replacement tooling and equipment
  • Problem solving and continuous improvement activities in the logistics environment
  • Support resolution of quality issues using 6 Sigma tools, including collaboration with other departments
  • Liaise with other teams and provide feedback and support
  • Analytics – Take the vast quantity of data we record every day and interrogate it for insights providing visual data driven dashboards
  • Process Efficiency – Use lean methodology and processes to improve material flow throughout the facility, reducing waste and improving throughput
  • Adhere to the company's Health and Safety policy and safe working practices
  • Adhere to Caterpillar's Values in Action: Integrity, Commitment, Excellence, Teamwork, & Sustainability

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.

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?

We’re looking for people who can show us a highly participative working style, who thrive in a team of committed professionals. At the same time, we need people who can think independently and drive change through persuasion and influence. Strong analytical, communication and presentation skills are a must as you’d need to package clear strategic recommendations based on data and sell them confidently to production and management employees.

  • Applicants will be on track to obtaining a 2:2 in a Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, or a business-related degree

Other relevant degrees may be considered.

We are looking for talented, ambitious people from various backgrounds who are interested in setting out on the road to success.

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...

  • Analytics
  • Automotive
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Data Science
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Statistics

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