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About Caterpillar

Caterpillar has been building the world's infrastructure for over 90 years. With 2018 sales and revenues of $54.7 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Our customers rely on Caterpillar products to advance sustainable progress and improve living standards. This commitment to be better extends to our own organisation where we strive to be a model for environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

The diversity and commitment of our people have always been the heartbeat behind our success. Together, with our partners, we are providing the solutions that help our customers build a better world.

Why work with us

Work Globally
With offices and facilities in more than 180 countries, what you create at Caterpillar travels and helps people around the world.

Collaborate with The Best
Our employees have built Caterpillar’s reputation as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” (Fortune Magazine), “40 Best Companies for Leaders” (Chief Executive Magazine) and a “Top 50 Employer” (Woman Engineer Magazine).

Be Empowered & Inspired
To help our team thrive, we provide a competitive benefits package, useful tools, knowledge-sharing, leadership and career development and a positive culture.

Grow with Caterpillar
You can experience different career opportunities within Caterpillar by moving between our many business units, locations and job functions.

UK Early Talent Opportunities

Where do our future leaders and specialists come from?

A lot of them join us via our graduate scheme - so it's no wonder we're dedicated to attracting the best and brightest graduates every year. We have exciting and challenging opportunities around the UK.

What experiences can we offer you?

  • Well-established and structured scheme
  • Opportunity to experience various departments and functions of our business
  • An assigned mentor on hand who'll provide you with expert advice when you need it
  • Lay the foundations for a long-term career.

Areas that we typically recruit:

  • Engineering
  • IT
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Procurement & Supply Chain Management
  • Human Resources
  • Finance

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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

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