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12 Month Industrial Placement - Product Engineering

Who are Caterpillar? What do we do?

We are the world's leading manufacturer of Construction and Mining Equipment, and one of the world’s most respected Companies and Brands in the World. By following our industrial placement scheme you will be able to explore various roles and disciplines around the business to help develop your career. Our core values (Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability) are key to our success. 

Within our state of the art facilities we are able to design engines tailored to meet the precise requirements of our customers, for use anywhere in the world from the Arctic Circle to the Deserts of Chile, providing power solutions exactly when and where required. Our engines are reliable in a crisis keeping hospitals online, sporting fixtures playing or powering the grid when power stations fail. 

What experiences can we offer you?

Each year we recruit highly motivated and capable industrial placement student to take on an important role within our Engineering team. You will get the opportunity to make a real contribution and get the satisfaction of seeing a project from start to finish, within the fast moving Global Engine Development department. During your year out from study, you will have the opportunity to get involved in the following activities:

  • Design and Engine Development 
  • Performance and Emissions Development 
  • Noise and Vibration Measurement and Analysis 
  • Engine Test, including Component Test and Engine Validation 
  • Project Management 

You will receive the support and coaching required for you to manage and complete challenging projects, while developing your technical capability and business understanding.

We also operate a conditional offers process. This means that post university, our highest performing placement students can be fast tracked to our IMechE approved Graduate Development scheme, without having to apply through the normal channels or attend assessment centres.

What are we looking for?

Applicants should be studying for a degree in one of the below, and be on track to achieve a 2:1.

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Motorsport Engineering, 
  • Electronics/Electrical Engineering 
  • Physical sciences

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