“I Saw Caterpillar as An Opportunity to Develop a Career as Opposed to Just Having a Job”

Harpal Chera spent his college years studying accounting, IT, and law.  After graduation he acquired an apprenticeship in the IT industry, however due to slow progression he soon found himself looking for other opportunities. During this time, he came across an apprenticeship position at Caterpillar and made the decision to apply due to the reputation of company.

“I chose Caterpillar because they were a globally known blue chip company, said Harpal, “I saw it as the perfect opportunity to develop a career as opposed to just having a job.”

In 2012, Harpal began his apprenticeship and gained experience in a variety of roles ultimately resulting in the offer of a full-time position on the Enterprise Excellence team. After three years in that role, he transitioned to a Payroll Accountant which provided him the opportunity to develop his technical accounting understanding.

Through his current role as an Accountant, he interacts with Caterpillar employees from around the world on a regular basis. Although his team members each have different backgrounds and years of service with Caterpillar, he says they are all equally supportive, friendly and passionate about what they do.

“It’s motivating to be a part of a team that shares the same enthusiasm,” said Harpal.

What Harpal has loved the most about working for Caterpillar for the past seven years are the endless career opportunities and continued development. He enjoys the support he receives from his leadership and says it’s a major driving force in his career success. 

Whether it is providing career guidance or an opportunity to learn new skills, your development matters. You can experience different career opportunities within Caterpillar by moving between our many business units, locations and job functions without ever having to start over at a new company. Search and apply today.

Harpal Chera
Harpal Chera