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12 Months Industrial Placement - Advanced Engineering - Leicester

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Location: Desford, LEC, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Dec 16, 2019

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12 Months Industrial Placement Scheme – Advanced Engineering

Location: Desford, Leicester

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


Who are Caterpillar?

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 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. 

What do we do?

Caterpillar in Leicester are part of the Building Construction Products (BCP) division and responsible for manufacturing a range of world class Backhoe Loaders and Compact Wheel Loaders as part of the wider BCP range. Each of the product families has several machine models with differing power, capabilities and features. We focus on making products that are reliable, cost effective, versatile and adaptable, as these are essential for the competitive advantage of Caterpillar.


Leicester is more than just a production area, it is a full product development facility with global responsibility for its products. Our development facilities include: advanced 3D CAD systems on-line, full product prototyping and engineering capabilities and access to some of the most advanced Research and Development facilities in the world.


The Advanced engineering team within our BCP division offers some of the most exciting engineering roles within Caterpillar’s global organisation. Working on the evaluation and integration of new technologies across multiple Caterpillar products will provide you with the opportunity to work with multiple disciplines across a variety of technical systems (engine, transmission, hydraulics, electronics, automation, operator interface, etc.) within a global organisation.


What experiences can we offer you?

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity at Caterpillar and we believe the more experience that you can gain early in your career, the further you can go. That’s why during your one-year scheme we place a strong emphasis on giving you exposure across multiple diverse projects and you will also be given the opportunity to work and collaborate with people in Caterpillar facilities worldwide. We are looking for fully involved team members that will be given responsibility and accountability for key project deliverables and can bring fresh and innovative ideas to solve complex technical problems. That said, you will be given all the support you require to be successful.


We also operate a conditional offers process and our highest performing placement students will be fast tracked to our graduate development scheme with a conditional offer of employment upon returning to university. This includes a financial incentive and the potential for a summer work placement.


What will you be responsible for?

  • Requirements definition, including critical customer requirements, application profiles, competitive machine positioning
  • New component and system design
  • Validation and test, including computer simulation and predictive techniques, rig testing or overall machine testing
  • Collaboration with technical partners to ensure designs produced are suitable

You will be given the support and coaching required to develop your technical capability and business understanding. We promote a hands-on approach, including being trained in machine operation. You will also be encouraged to spend time operating Backhoe Loader, Compact Wheel Loader and Mini Excavator machines to better understand customer applications. Within a short period of time you can become vital to the success of the Advanced Engineering department and accountable for key deliverables. We will provide you with a mentor to support you throughout your professional development to help you gain Chartered or Incorporated Status.


We really value diversity at Caterpillar and the benefits to our business it provides – we will provide you the opportunity to collaborate and share your creative ideas throughout your career.


We hold a Meet and Greet day for all new UK placement students to provide you with an opportunity to meet fellow placement students and graduates at Caterpillar before you start your role.


Who are we looking for:

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

Other relevant degrees will considered.


How do I apply?

Please click apply and complete our online application form. 

Please only apply for one discipline. You will be given the option of applying for a second discipline during the application process.

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Dec 16, 2019


United Kingdom