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Graduate Scheme – Design and Development Engineering

Salary notes: 
£30,396 - £30,896, £1,000 Sign on Bonus
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Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
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Who are Caterpillar?

We are the world's leading manufacturer of Construction and Mining Equipment, and one of the world’s most respected companies and brands. By joining 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.

The Peterlee site, engineers and manufactures Articulated Trucks, which are then exported globally.  Our product design centre includes state of the art facilities with an immersive environment, machine proving ground, learning centre and complete factory which is the sole producer of Caterpillar Articulated Trucks.

What experiences can we offer you?

By following our graduate scheme you will develop as an engineer by completing 6 month rotations through:

  • Core design and integration
  • Performance, controls and simulation
  • Machine test and development,
  • A cross functional team aimed at exposing you to manufacturing or customer support. 

Our graduate scheme is designed to mentor you in the fundamental steps of deterministic design, the basics of machine performance, problem solving, development and validation, whilst learning the details of each subsystem.

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.

In addition to the graduate scheme we run an IMechE accredited Monitored Professional Development Scheme and will provide you with a mentor who will support you in gaining Chartered or Incorporated Status. At the end of the graduate 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.

Who are we looking for?

We are recruiting engineers and potentially scientists that will integrate Caterpillar Articulated Trucks with key technologies and data analytics.  We are looking for people who can demonstrate technical knowledge and the practical application of engineering theory, along with sound decision making, professionalism, and an enthusiasm for engineering.  You will also have strong planning and organising skills.

To be considered, you must have achieved or be on track for a 2:2 or above in one of the relevant degrees in the following:

  • engineering
  • science

How to Apply:

Please only apply for one discipline. You will be given the option of applying for a second discipline during the application process. If you apply for multiple disciplines, you will not be considered for all applications.

Caterpillar is an equal opportunity employee.

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More about this vacancy

North East
Bonus (discretionary), Pension scheme (with company contribution)
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