Engineering Design Development Industrial Placement- Peterlee, Caterpillar Inc.

PositionEngineering Design Development Industrial Placement
Contact Type
Job Ref0000022
LocationUnited Kingdom-Durham-Peterlee

Engineering Design & Development Summer Placement
10-12 week Placment
Summer Placement Opportunities

Summer Placement Students play a key role in our organisation. 10- 12 week Summer Placement Scheme offers you the chance to perform in a real job, gain an experience and develop your skills and knowledge effectively. When you begin our 10 – 12 week scheme, you will be developing new skills, and building experience that’s simply invaluable. We’ll be there for you every step of the way, helping you make the most of your time with us. Impress us with your potential, and we may be seeing a lot more of you – outstanding students could receive a conditional offers of employment to join us for a 12 month placement and potentially a Graduate Opportunity on completion of your degree.

The Business

Caterpillar Peterlee is the global centre for Articulated Truck Product Development and Manufacture. In its 40 year history, the facility has continued to expand to its current 50 acre campus, with over 500,000 square feet of manufacturing space and over 1000 employees. The Market leading product line up features 6 variants ranging from a 725C (239kW/23.6 tonne payload) to the 740B (365kW/39.5 tonne payload). Over 90% of production from Peterlee is exported around the world, across various applications including Mining, Construction, Quarry & Aggregates.

We are a constantly evolving organisation that provides a huge range of opportunities. We develop and employ state of the art tools and techniques across all aspects of design, development and application. In addition, as part of Caterpillar we have access to a vast wealth of experience in machines and engines, combined with access to the resources of a global organisation. In order to grow and move forwards, we provide the necessary resources, freedom and support to those who thrive on this sort of challenge and opportunity.

The Role

Based in the Product Engineering team at the Peterlee facility, the key role of this position is to assist our experienced engineers, whilst gaining an understanding of Caterpillar’s business, products, systems, and procedures; to learn and develop skills that will result from the practical application of basic engineering knowledge.

During your placement, you could be be involved in various activities within the Product Design, Test & Development and New Product Introduction departments, investigating the efficiencies of current products, making design changes and optimising designs to ensure we are at the forefront of our competitors.

Whilst on placement, you are given the support and coaching required that will develop your technical capability and business understanding.

The Person

Applicants should be able to demonstrate teamwork, professionalism and an enthusiasm for engineering. You should be comfortable with the gathering and analysis of data, and have proven planning and organisational skills. A desire to succeed and develop is vital.

Qualifications Required

On target to achieve a minimum of 2:1 honours degree level in Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Mechatronics.

How to apply:

No CV’s will be accepted.

Please complete an online application at

Please only apply for one discipline. You will be given the option of applying for a second discipline during the application process. If you apply for multiple disciplines you will not be considered for all applications.

Accommodation assistance booklet will also be provided.

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

Your road to fulfillment is built through a Caterpillar career. As part of the talented Caterpillar team, you discover the satisfaction of working for a global leader that is making sustainable progress possible.