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Caterpillar, Inc. 12 Month Industrial Placement - Product Engineering - Stafford in Staffordshire, United Kingdom

12 Month Industrial Placement - Product Engineering - Stafford


12 Month Industrial Placement - Product Engineering Scheme

Location: Stafford

Salary: £17,500 Share Scheme, Pension, Flexible working and 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays).

Who are Caterpillar?

Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Operating from 50 countries around the globe, the Caterpillar brand has developed into a symbol of strength, respect, and integrity. The organisation has a clear vision to be the global leader in providing customer value in the markets in which it operates. Our core values (Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability) are key to our success.

What do we do?

Stafford is part of Caterpillar’s Large Power Systems Division. 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 placement students 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 Automotive/Aeronautical/Mechanical/Motorsport Engineering, Electronics/Electrical Engineering or any one of the physical sciences and be on track to achieve a 2:2.

How to Apply:

Please complete an online application at

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.

We hold a Meet and Greet day for all new UK graduate starters. We also have a vibrant Young Professionals chapter at Peterborough which organises various social activities.

Job Engineering

Primary Location United Kingdom-Staffordshire-Stafford

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

Req ID: 1900086P