At Caterpillar, you build what matters - whether it’s the career you want, crucial work skills, strong relationships or new digital technologies. There are big jobs to be done worldwide - building critical infrastructure, bolstering local economies, meeting the demand for energy - and that work is powered by our people.
Our successful and well-established UK Early Talent Opportunities provide a great experience across a number of departments and functions that make up our 90,000 people work force. Throughout your chosen field you’ll have many opportunities to develop your skills by rotating across different departments, with the support of an assigned mentor who’ll be on hand to provide you with expert advice when you need it - by the time you’ve finished, you’ll have deep knowledge of your chosen field and will lay the foundations for a long-term career.
As a Caterpillar employee, you are part of a winning team that gives you the support you need to succeed – and the work you do makes a difference in the lives of people all around the world.
Some of our 2018 intake of Graduates at the pre-joining engagement day
Peterborough engineering interns and graduates
Some of our Caterpillar NI employees at a university career fair
Daljit Bansal-Desford graduate feels that by operating and carrying out engineering works on CAT machines, he is enhancing his technical knowledge
Zoe Leeder a Peterborough apprentice who recently completed a qualification in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
Mark Harris, Supply Chain intern at the Caterpillar Larne visitors centre.
We have programs to suite you no matter where you are in your development journey, click on each of the UK Early Talent Opportunity below that suits you to find out more, search for the opportunity that fits your needs today!
Lasting between 12 to 36 months, our training schemes offer graduates the opportunity to rotate of the business, gain real-job experience and develop the skills required to build your career.
12 Month Placement Opportunities
Our industrial placement scheme offers undergraduate students the chance to gain invaluable first-hand experience and build their network. You will gain high-quality experience as well as having an excellent chance of returning to the organisation as a graduate.
Our wide-range of apprenticeship programmes offer you the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience whilst you learn. Upon successful completion of your chosen apprenticeship programme, you will finish with a nationally recognised qualification.
A three-year rotational graduate scheme, allowing you to gain an overview of all the HR roles at Caterpillar. The program will provide you with an excellent opportunity to develop your professional skills across a range of HR disciplines as well as preparing you for a role as a future leader or functional specialist.
We offer a wide-range of opportunities within engineering, ranging from product research and design to manufacturing and quality. While our Electrical and Electronic team work on the integration of the latest electronic and electrical technology within multiple Caterpillar products. You have the opportunity to join these high performing teams and have your stamp on our products.
You’ll be an active team member working in real roles gaining an understanding of Caterpillar’s business and accounting practices, systems and procedures. As well as learning and develop skills, which result from the practical application of accounting knowledge. You will also collaborate with team members worldwide as part of our global team
Working 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 include project life-cycle management methodologies and core Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes including Incident/Problem & Change.
Sales and Marketing
Our Marketing teams focus their attention on understanding current and future market and customer needs, analysing opportunities and defining the brand and product positioning. Our Sales teams maintain relationships with existing customers whilst winning new business from our competitors. It sounds easy, and we have an enviable record of success on both counts, but the real challenge is to keep us where we are – at the forefront.
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. The department is therefore a highly important link between our teams involved in product development, production, and most importantly our customer.
Name: Daljit Bansal
Discipline/Scheme: Engineering Graduate – Process Control Engineering
Location: Desford, Leicester
What do you most enjoy about the graduate scheme?
I enjoy the fact we can work on the machines independently. We can operate the machines and carry out engineering work when required. This has really enhanced my technical knowledge and provides engineers with a “hands on” experience.
Name: Rebecca Russell
Discipline/Scheme: Placement year in Custom Power Solutions
Location: Larne, CAT (NI)
What’s an accomplishment that you’re proud of?
I helped in the electrical design for a multi-million-pound project which I never thought I would get to be a part of. I also helped source and order parts from suppliers. I got to follow this project the whole way through which was great experience.
Name: Emily Jones
Discipline/Scheme: Quality Engineering Placement
Location: Caterpillar Shrewsbury
Can you give us an overview of your rotations?
I spent the first eight weeks of my placement on a rotation around shop floor departments, gaining hands-on experience and product knowledge. This was incredibly beneficial to help me get to know people and what their roles involve.