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Research and Development Engineering Placement - Peterborough

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 shape 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 focusing on one of our values sustainability 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 innovative 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 one 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 also operate a conditional offers process, our highest performing placement students are fast tracked to our IMechE approved graduate development scheme with an offer with upon returning to University.

How to apply:

Applicants should be studying for a degree in Mechanical/Automotive/Aeronautical/ Electrical/ Materials/Motorsport/Systems/Controls/Product Design Engineering or Physics and be on track to achieve a minimum of a 2:1.

We recruit many 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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