Graduate Scheme - Engineering

Caterpillar · Competitive · Peterborough
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New graduates are critical to the success of our Research & Development engineering teams. From day one you will engage in challenging work, solving real-world engineering problems through collaboration with our global team. You will be assigned a home department which acts as a touch point throughout the scheme. Your four six-month placements will be tailored to ensure you gain a broad understanding of our engineering processes and build the foundations of a successful career. You will get the support, guidance and training you need to be successful at Caterpillar. Rotation areas and home departments may include:

  • Simulation - Develop advanced simulation models to predict the durability and performance of engines, powertrains, components, and systems (FEA, CFD and others). You will use this to influence the design of next generation products and solve complex problems.
  • Test - Design tests, test rigs, run test programs and analyse the data. Anything from running complete engine test cells, assessing noise and vibration, through to testing individual components. Validate that our products and control systems are robust to all our customers demanding use cases.
  • Performance - Create simulation models of entire power systems, develop control strategies and deploy them on engines. Define the strategy to maximise engine performance, while ensuring our products are durable, efficient, and meet emissions legislation.
  • Design - Use your engineering knowledge to design, analyse and improve powertrain components and systems. You could be optimising a turbocharger, designing an exhaust aftertreatment system or even working on next generation battery electric machines.
  • Analytics - Take the vast quantity of data we record every day and interrogate it for insights. Predict how our products will work in the real world and proactively monitor for when things are going wrong. Use machine learning to solve complex problems and work with big-data systems.

In addition, we offer you a mentor to support your professional development and help you achieve Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status with your chosen institution. Our professional development scheme is accredited and highly regarded by the IMechE and the IET.

We hold a Meet and Greet day for all new UK Graduate students to provide you with an opportunity to meet fellow new starters across the UK before you start your placement.

What happens after the graduate scheme?

Upon successful completion of the scheme, you will be promoted to Senior Associate Engineer and take up a position within your home department. This gives you the platform to continue your professional development journey and steer your career where you want it to go, be it a leadership role, technical expert, product leader or a commercial role. In a global organisation there are so many possibilities.

Who are we looking for?

Although this is an engineering scheme, we recognise the value that other STEM based qualifications bring to our team. As the type of roles within our business have become more diverse, we are looking for people who are open minded, excellent problem solvers and who have an ability to learn quickly. Prior engine knowledge is not required.

Applicants should have achieved or be on track to achieve a minimum of a 2:2 and be studying for a degree in one of the following disciplines:

  • Engineering
  • Materials
  • Maths
  • Science

We are looking for talented, ambitious people from various backgrounds who are interested in setting out on the road to success.

Who is Caterpillar?

We are the worlds 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 companys 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?

Go to catukgraduates.com for more information.

NOTE: Only one application is required, please do not apply for multiple roles. You may be given the opportunity of being considered for other roles/locations at a later stage.

The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined.

Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.

Although this is an engineering scheme, we recognise the value that other STEM based qualifications bring to our team. As the type of roles within our business have become more diverse, we are looking for people who are open minded, excellent problem solvers and who have an ability to learn quickly. Prior engine knowledge is not required.

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