Apprenticeship Scheme – Product Design & Development Engineering in Caterpillar Inc. at Peterborough, England, United Kingdom

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This listing is about Caterpillar Inc in Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
in 2022

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Job Description

Apprenticeship Scheme – Product Design & Development Engineering

Location: Peterborough, United Kingdom

Salary : £21,228, Company Share & Pension scheme, Flexible working and 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, paid tuition fees and employee discount scheme.

Applications close: Friday 18th March 2022

At Caterpillar, you build what matters—whether it’s the career you want, crucial work skills, strong relationships, or new technologies. – Our work is powered by our people.

What do we do?

At our Peterborough Campus we have a 500-person engineering team who design, develop, test and manufacture powertrain solutions for Caterpillar and third-party customers. Our world class test facilities and partnerships with leading universities allow us to develop new technologies and support our global manufacturing sites. We have an ever-growing focus on next generation powertrain solutions, helping our customers progress towards Carbon Net Zero. We harness the power of data science and advanced simulation techniques, alongside traditional engineering disciplines, to create sustainable digital services and solutions that will power our customers’ future.

Diversity at Caterpillar

When we leverage our people’s experiences, backgrounds and cultures in an inclusive environment, we enable every individual to achieve their full potential, which drives business success. We are proud to be named in the Forbes list of Best Employers for Diversity (2019) and to be the employer of one of the top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50 2021). Caterpillar is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

What experiences can we offer you?

You’ll Learn From And Working Closely With Our Experts And Improve Your Knowledge Of The Following Departments

This 5-year level 6 apprenticeship scheme will enable you to grow and develop your capabilities through combining university-based learning with on-the-job training. During the first 2-3 -years you will be on a rotational training programme and will be given the opportunity to experience different aspects of engineering, designed to provide you with an excellent foundation in the function.

Our Component Engineering team in our Peterborough facility is home to the Caterpillar Europe Research & Development Centre, a state-of-the-art facility that positions technical specialists where they are needed most to identify, build and perfect the technologies and solutions to help our customers be successful. Caterpillar invests more than $2 billion each year in research and development across the organisation, and our global engineering community, such as our Product Engineering and Development team, powers our efforts. This team employ those technologies and solutions to provide class leading power systems to both Caterpillar and other original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s). In addition, you will have the opportunity to witness the development of, for mass production, diesel engines, their associated after-treatment and their integration into machines used in power generation, construction, mining agriculture and marine.

Our Service and Customer Support team work to make our customers more successful every day by supporting the technical aspects of installing and caring for our products with end user throughout their lifecycle.

Day to day duties will include but not be limited to:

  • answering technical questions from customers,
  • supporting new engine installations into machines with customers,
  • managing engine service and quality issues,
  • producing engine service training material and literature,
  • managing warranty claims
  • visiting customers to provide field support,
  • continually strive to improve the quality of our Products and Services working with our engineering teams to provide customer insight,

During the programme you will be rotating around different teams within the area but also in other functions such as Sales and Engineering to build a network and knowledge base to develop and be successful.

Upon successful completion of the rotational part of the programme you will move into a job role in one of the rotational departments for the remainder of the 5-year apprenticeship. This will be a position that will compliment your skillset and where you will continue to develop competencies to excel in that position.

During the 5-year apprenticeship you will also be studying to achieve your Level 6 qualification to support your practical learning. This will be in the form of a block release or online learning programme developed in conjunction with a nationally recognised institution.

What happens after the apprenticeship scheme?

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship scheme, you will continue in your chosen role where you will be offered a position within our world-class team with plenty of opportunity for long-term progression within one of the departments listed above. Many of our former apprentices now occupy senior management roles within our organisation, as career development is the foundation to all our apprenticeship schemes.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are open minded, excellent problem solvers and those who can learn quickly. Applicants want to achieve a high-quality degree level qualification but do not want to go through the more traditional university route.

For this apprenticeship, the minimum requirement or expected requirement is to have:

  • 5 GCSEs (or academic equivalents) at Grade C/Level 4 or above. Must include:
    • Maths & English
    • A Science or Engineering subject
  • Plus at least one of the following:
    • 96 points from 3 A-Levels – Math’s & Science subject
    • Merit, Merit, Merit in an Extended Diploma or National Extended Diploma in Engineering or a related subject

NOTE: You can apply with predicted grades. If you’re successful at the interview stage, the job offer will be conditional on you achieving the required grades before September.

The company will not be providing work sponsorship or support with relocation.

Who is Caterpillar?

We are the world’s leading manufacturer of Construction and Mining Equipment, diesel, natural gas and hydrogen engines, industrial gas turbines and locomotives. In 2020 our globally respected company and brand invested $1.4B into research and development, leveraging cutting edge technology and decades of expertise to improve our products and services. Our core values (Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability) are key to our success and our commitment to sustainability underpins the company’s future. Every single employee moves our company forward: piece by piece, part by part, person by person. Join our winning team and help build a better world.

How do I apply?

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Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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Company: Caterpillar Inc.

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Job Location: Peterborough, England, United Kingdom

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