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Graduate Research and Development Engineering Scheme

Who are Caterpillar? What do you do?

We are the world's leading manufacturer of Construction and Mining Equipment and a leading global supplier of diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. By following our graduate or industrial placement schemes you will work in a high-tech environment and have the opportunity to explore various roles and disciplines within the field of engineering to help craft your career

Our core values (Integrity, Commitment, Excellence and Sustainability) are key to our success. You will be working as part of a global engineering team to meet challenging global emissions legislation standards.

What experiences can you offer me?

In summary an IMechE approved Rotation Scheme, collaborating with diverse engineering teams and we are looking for your creative ideas!

As an equal opportunity employer we value diversity at Caterpillar and we believe the more experience you can gain early in your career the further you can go. That’s why during our two year scheme we place a strong emphasis on six month rotations. Experiencing several engineering departments ranging from Engine Test to Computer Aided Engineering will hone your problem solving and analytical skills using tools such as Six Sigma. You will also have the opportunity to work and collaborate with people in Caterpillar facilities worldwide and we are looking for you to bring fresh, innovative ideas to solve complex technical problems. You will be a fully involved team member with responsibility and accountability for key project deliverables. That said, you will be given all the support you require to be successful.

We are an IMechE approved company and will provide you with a mentor who will support you throughout your Monitored Professional Development Scheme to gain Chartered or Incorporated Status. At the end of the scheme we find the best fit for you in one of our engineering teams with respect to business needs and where you will develop most as an engineer.

How to apply:

Applicants should be studying for a degree / PhD in Mechanical/Automotive/Aeronautical/ Electrical/ Materials/Motorsport/ Product Development Engineering or Physics, and have achieved or be on track to achieve at minimum of a 2:1.

Click 'apply online' for more information

We recruit several placement students and graduates each year so there’s a lively social scene. To get you started we hold a Meet and Greet day and create a Facebook page so that you can get to know each other.

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