Peterborough Apprenticeships

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other.  We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

At our Peterborough facility we offer apprenticeships in engineering, manufacturing, marketing, sales, supply chain and so much more.

If you’re a school leaver looking for an alternative to full-time college or university or if you’re in work but are looking for an opportunity to build on your capabilities, we’d love to hear from you.


Applications for our 2024 schemes have now closed (3 March 2024).

Details of our 2025 schemes will be released between November 2024 and January 2025.

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Peterborough Apprenticeships



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A paid job where you will learn while simultaneously gaining valuable experiences in a work environment. Alongside on-the-job training, you will spend at least 20% of your working hours completing classroom-based or online learning with a training provider which leads to a nationally recognised qualification. 

From day one, you’re set up to thrive at Caterpillar: helpful training, relatable mentors, global experience, competitive salary package, work-life balance, and endless growth opportunities.

At the Peterborough facility we are responsible for the marketing, sales and manufacture of industrial engines up to 7.1 litres which are used to power construction, agricultural and materials handling equipment, as well as provide electric power for generator sets, for customers around the world.

  • You will earn a very competitive salary and benefits package, designed to reward you for contributing to our success, while you learn in the workplace. Starting salary can vary dependent on apprenticeship scheme. You will find the salary in the relevant vacancy.
  • You will gain valuable experience in real work environments giving you a head start in your chosen career and/or allowing you to build on your capabilities.
  • You will finish with a nationally recognised qualification that could provide you with a competitive difference. We will fund cover the costs of your education to enable you to achieve a professional qualification in your chosen field.
  • You will meet like-minded apprentices and have many opportunities to socialise and attend events

We have something for everyone. Our apprenticeship offerings adapt dependent on the needs of our business and, therefore, can vary year on year. This provides you with the choice and the tools to develop your desired career.

Apprenticeship levels we typically offer









Higher National Certificate (HNC)



Bachelor’s degree


Career Areas

Technical roles: Data Analytics, Engineering, Environmental, Health and Safety, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Quality.

Business roles: Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain.

Note: the structure of our schemes, which include qualifications, delivery models and content will differ dependent on career areas, level, course and education partners.

  • You must be aged 16 or over by time of employment and there is no upper age limit.
  • You must not be in full-time education by time of employment.
  • You must have attained the relevant qualifications (or equivalents) as outlined in the vacancy you are applying for and be able to evidence them.
  • You must not have completed any prior training or a previous apprenticeship similar or the same as the vacancy you are applying for.
  • You must be eligible to complete an apprenticeship in England, UK, as per the relevant government funding rules.

It's simple. Visit Caterpillar Careers for more details and to submit your application to apply.

Thank you for applying! Here is typically what happens next. The specific timelines for our apprenticeship offerings can be found in the relevant vacancy.

Stage One – Online Application: The first stage of the process is to complete the online application on or before the closing date. Your application will be assessed against the information you provide within your answers so, please take time to consider and construct your answer with detail and use the word count provided.  After the close date all applications will be reviewed. This will take some time; however, all applications will receive a response.  

Stage Two – Assessment Centre: The half day assessment centre (i.e. interview) will look at a range of behaviours such as teamwork, decision-making, communication, and problem-solving. Each will consist of a group exercise, an interview and a presentation. Details will vary depending on the career area/role you are applying for. We aim to make these days fun, inclusive and as relaxed as possible. 

Stage Three – Offer: After the assessment centre, the Caterpillar team will review the feedback and extend offers to our preferred candidates, we aim to do this as quickly as possible.

We hold an Engagement Day for all new apprentices to provide you with an opportunity to meet fellow new starters across the facility before your employment start date. 

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We are more than happy redirect your question to the relevant person and we value all feedback as it allows us to continuously improve our processes.