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7.3 /10 202 reviews
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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Engineering Manufacturing Information Technology Financial Management Mechanical Engineering Product Design/Industrial Design

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About Caterpillar

Since its inception in 1925, Caterpillar has grown to be 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. Caterpillar manufactures more than 300 products in 23 countries and serves customers in 200 countries worldwide. Our global presence extends to every continent with over 480 facility locations. We employ more than 10,000 people within the UK, meaning this represents the largest base for Caterpillar outside the United States.

Caterpillar is a high-tech, diversified manufacturer and service provider that is socially responsible and environmentally aware.

Caterpillar leadership stems from its strong career development programs, flourishing worldwide presence, and unmatched technological expertise. Our values - integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability - are what guide us everywhere we operate and they are the cornerstones of our business success.

Programme Details

We have a wide variety of roles available including Engineering, Finance, IT, and Supply Chain, these departments contribute to the success of Caterpillar.

In joining one of our UK facilities, you will have the potential to pursue a career within Caterpillar as challenging and varied as you want to make it.

We pride ourselves on giving you a real job with real responsibility, working within our critical support functions; you will develop key soft skills as well as gaining high quality experience. This ensures that you gain as much value and experience from your placement year as possible, making the most of your year away from University.

Every year we have a large number of placement students who are successful in returning to our graduate scheme, making a placement with us a key first step in a potential career with Caterpillar.

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Caterpillar is 14th in Engineering Top 100 Undergraduate Employers 2019 - 2020

Caterpillar Latest Reviews

  • Research and Development Engineer

    Very appealing. Very very nice place to work, with very friendly people. also the job is so varied that there are many different things to do which makes it very interesting...


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  • Manufacturing Engineer

    I found my placement at LPSD Caterpillar very enjoyable and insightful. It was great to learn so many transferable skills, seeing ways in which a Manufacturing team can improve production through proc...


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  • purchasing specialist

    it was very good , met lots of new people and learned what its like to be in a working environment...


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Students expected to return to graduate jobs with us

2:1 (Two One)

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