Caterpillar Shrewsbury aims to take on apprentices to join our four-year programme which offers a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience. You will gain valuable experience in real work environments giving you a head start in your career and allowing you to build on your capabilities. You will also gain an Advanced qualification which is transferable and recognised within the industry.
Based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, our facility has over 100 years of manufacturing experience and now specialises in a wide variety of military, rail and Cat machine engines, transmissions and drive line systems.
We work with learning providers who have modern facilities, who understand our business and tailor your learning to help you be successful at work. Our four-year Advanced Apprenticeship programme includes:
Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be a qualified Engineering Technician. You will also be professionally recognised by the IMechE (Institute of Mechanical Engineers).
Our current apprentices regularly represent our business at various Future Talent events whilst also participating in other internal projects and external opportunities to build their abilities, such as the World Skills competition and the Army Reservists Challenge.
Our apprenticeship offerings are aimed at developing the specialist engineering skills needed for our business. Therefore, the specific roles can vary year on year. This provides you with the choice and the options to develop your desired career.
2022 Recruitment Updates
February 2022: our vacancies for apprenticeships to start in September 2022 will be in the following areas and are now open for applications!
See below to find out more and apply.
Note: the structure of our schemes, which include qualifications, delivery models, schedules, and content will differ dependent on discipline, course and college partners and business requirement
At Caterpillar, we are proud of our 5 core values which are: Integrity, Excellence, Team Work, Commitment, Sustainability. We ask that those applying for this apprenticeship possess the following:
Good hand-eye coordination and dexterity.
Be interested in mechanical and electrical engineering.
If these values and personal qualities sounds like you then this apprenticeship scheme has been designed for you!
The academic requirements for entry onto the course of study are:
We offer a range of benefits and your salary will increase as you achieve your academic milestones and gain experience. You will find the salary in the relevant vacancy details when you apply.
When working at our facility, you will work a 37-hour week, Monday to Thursday. (If you are under 18, your daily hours of work may be reduced to comply with Working Time Regulations.) When at college, you will work a 5-day week.
We typically recruit apprentices for Shrewsbury during March, with apprentices starting in September. When we’re recruiting, there will be a link here to our vacancies and to submit your application.
Outside of the February/March period, you can sign up to our expression of interest where we will keep you up to date with our future offerings as they become available. Get in touch on HRShrewsbury@cat.com.
Thank you for applying! Here is typically what happens next and the process takes around 6 weeks after the closing date:
We wish you the very best of luck
Feel free to email us at HRShrewsbury@cat.com.
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.