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Level 6 Apprenticeship - Embedded Electronic Systems Engineering

Location: Peterborough, CAM, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Feb 20, 2020

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Level 6 Apprenticeship – Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineering
Location: Peterborough
Salary & Benefits: £20,022.00 Share Scheme, Pension, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, Paid Tuition fees, Employee discount scheme.
Application Closing Date- 15th March

• Are you interested in studying electronics and electrical engineering and learning while you work?
• Do you want to apply your knowledge to develop cutting edge technology for mining and construction machinery and engines with a worldwide reputation for quality and reliability?
• Have you a passion for customer service and delivering solutions that help our customers succeed and build a better world ?

If you answered ‘yes’ to all of the questions above, we want to hear from you! WE ARE HIRING: Are you ready to build what matters?

Who are Caterpillar?

Caterpillar is an organisation you will most certainly want to join, being the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives, operating in over 180 countries worldwide. We are a leader and proudly have the largest global presence in the industries we serve. You will be working as part of a global engineering team helping to create sustainable, world-changing solutions that impact lives around the globe. Our core values (Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability) are key to our success.

What do we do?
At the Peterborough facility we design, develop and manufacture of industrial engines for both the CAT and Perkins brands. You will be working as part of a global engineering team helping to create sustainable, world-changing solutions that impact lives around the globe. Caterpillar owns a complex portfolio of brands.

What experiences can we offer you?
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 you’ll learn the latest skills and knowledge from our experts and develop in the following key areas of our business:

Our Machine & Engine Electronic Systems team is looking to recruit trainees to join the team. The team is a regional design centre providing Electronic and Electrical system engineering support for CAT Divisions developing regional and worldwide products in Europe. The division is primarily a systems engineering group, integrating components and sub-systems developed by the wider CAT Electronics organisation with locally developed components and software to create customised solutions for Power Systems and Machines.
• The team also provides quality, reliability and product support services for CAT Electronics systems and components in the region.
• The full range of activities undertaken by engineers working within the team includes: system specification, embedded software design and development, control system modelling and analysis, component selection and validation, system level development and validation, product health analysis and quality issue resolution.
• We use rigorous processes and tools to manage our projects and ensure we safely meet project requirements, product regulations and commercial goals on time.
You’ll be fully supported throughout the apprenticeship scheme by a rigorous development programme that includes study for a relevant qualification and buddying/mentoring. We are proud of our diverse culture that will enable you to naturally build your network with different professionals across our global business allowing you to continually learn and shape your career.

Your working week will also include time to study that will either be located at our Peterborough facility or at the facility of our partnered training provider allowing you to network and share experiences with other students further enhancing your learning. Our current training provider for this apprenticeship is De Montfort University. As part of this programme trainees are required to attend university on either a day release (1-2 days per week) or block week basis during the academic year. Trainees will be required to travel.

What happens after my Apprenticeship? 
You will finish this apprenticeship with a nationally recognised qualification that could provide you with a competitive difference at no cost to you. On successful completion of this apprenticeship you are very likely to be offered a position within our world-class team with plenty of opportunity for long-term progression. Many of our former trainees now occupy senior management roles within our organisation as career development is the foundation to all our apprenticeship schemes.
Depending on the needs of the business, you may also be offered the chance to complete additional qualifications. We’ll also encourage you to apply for Professional Engineering Status with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

We are passionate about our people and their development and our professionally-accredited apprenticeships schemes stand as testament to that.


Who are we looking for?
• We are searching for the future of our business. We are looking for people who:
 Have good communication skills
 Enjoy working as part of a team
 Enjoy problem solving

We also ask that those applying for this apprenticeship have:
 Be interested in electronic engineering and embedded systems
 Be diligent, with a focus on quality and have the ability to apply initiative to work independently or as part of a team

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 – Maths & Science subject
Merit, Merit, Merit in an Extended Diploma or National Extended Diploma in Engineering or a related subject

NB: 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 2020. 

If your application if successful you will be invited to an Assessment Centre during the Easter Holidays.

How do I apply?

Please click ‘Apply Now’ to start your application.

To find out more information about our apprentice programme and the application process, please visit:

We hold a Meet and Greet day for all new apprentices to provide you with an opportunity to meet fellow new starters before you start your apprenticeship. 
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Feb 20, 2020


United Kingdom

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