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Graduate Intern within the area of Events Management

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Location: Malaga, Malaga, Spain
Date Posted: Nov 18, 2019

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For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been building the world’s infrastructure, and in partnership with CAT dealers, is driving positive and sustainable changes on every continent. A Fortune 500 company, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company also is a leading services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services, Caterpillar Logistics Services and Progress Rail Services.

Within our Demonstration & Learning Center located in Malaga, we offer an Internship as of January 2019.

The Internship is a mix of on-the-job learning, coupled with personal development and training in the area of Events Management. When you join the Team Caterpillar you will be managing the welcome desk and support the Events Management team in the coordination of programs for dealers, customers and Caterpillar personnel.

Job Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage MDLC Welcome Desk reception area to provide support for day to day tasks for entire office such as ordering and provision of uniforms to all MDLC staff, inventory and purchasing of office supplies, management of courier services (example DHL), receiving and managing incoming telephone calls, welcoming visitors and attending to their needs and requests (taxis, meeting room booking etc.)

  • Coordinate, plan and schedule skills development activities, seminars/ conferences, product demonstrations and special events, which include the hosting of high level Caterpillar leadership and dealer management groups.  Due to the number and variety of events at MDLC, this position requires extensive logistics planning and scheduling.

  • Provide back-up for other members of Events Management team

  • Identify and allocate the necessary logistics and resources to support visits, including the reservation of conference rooms/classrooms, support equipment, machines, catering, hotel accommodation, transportation, dinners and other additional requirements

  • Maintain the MDLC Events Schedule updated ensuring the availability and allocation of required resources, resolving any resource conflicts

  • Approve and confirm student/dealer requests for skills development courses and pro-actively contacts dealers to maximize course participation.  Maintain the MDLC databases ensuring that they are correctly updated with skills development course details and student evaluation feedback, supporting the creation of reports for company statistics

  • Manage the communication process with dealers, suppliers and internal Caterpillar groups.  Liaise and communicate on an on-going daily basis with other team members, event sponsors, training instructors, participants, suppliers, and senior managers

  • Coordinate invoicing for events.  Instruct accounting and suppliers to invoice visitor groups for CAT Malaga services.  Approve incoming invoices for event specific supplier services, instructing accounting to make payment

  • Identify and resolve scheduling conflicts and problems quickly and correctly and implements the best course of action within department guidelines to achieve the desired result


Required Skills: 

  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills
  • Customer-focused
  • Attention to detail
  • Efficient multi-tasking, dealing with large numbers of visits, prioritizing and managing time effectively
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Decision-making skills, with ability to work within a team as well as autonomously with minimal supervision
  • Influencing and persuasive skills
  • Commercial and financial awareness
  • Sound working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Fluency in English and Spanish, both written and spoken. Ideally with knowledge of other foreign languages

We are looking for graduates who have recently finalized their studies with a Bachelor’s or Master’s level in marketing, communication and/or event management with ideally one year job related experience.

Please submit your CV and presentation letter in English.

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of Spain, which can be found through our employment website at

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Nov 18, 2019