Caterpillar Shrewsbury aims to take on apprentices to join our four-year program 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 recognized within the industry.
Based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, our facility has over 100 years of manufacturing experience and now specializes 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 apprenticeship program includes.
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. Disciplines may include:
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
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.)
We are looking for people who have a real interest in engineering and willingness to learn. The academic requirements for entry onto the course of study are:
Recruitment usually takes place during February and March, with apprentices starting in September. During March, we may hold an open evening on our site. If you would like to find out the date of the open day for an active vacancy, please email HRShrewsbury@cat.com.
We advertise all our opportunities on the National Apprenticeships Service website. Click on the link below and search for Caterpillar Shrewsbury for details on active opportunities and to submit your application to apply.
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. To register your interest, click here: https://www.caterpillarsurveys.com/se/4F5AA3C828E8BC24
The specific timelines for our apprenticeship offerings can be found in the relevant vacancy and the process takes around six weeks after the closing date.
You will be asked to participate in a number of selection stages, which you must complete before progressing to the next stage. These will include initial assessment, telephone interview, online aptitude tests and an assessment center.
Please 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.