We are looking for 5 apprentices to join our team located at our Peterborough facility (PE1 5FQ); 4 apprentices to join our Component Engineering team and 1 apprentice to join our Service and Customer Support team . Our Component Engineering team design, develop, test and manufacture powertrain solutions for Caterpillar and third-party customers.

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Closing date: 03 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    receive 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, have access to a contributory share and pension scheme, flexible benefits, flexible working opportunities, family-friendly policies and up to 9% bonus.

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Component and system design, including simulation and predictive techniques to refine designs
  • Development of drawings and other information to support the release of parts onto Bill of Materials and engine lists in preparation for volume production 
  • Write and review technical information and reports to support production design release
  • Collaborate with suppliers to develop specifications and deliver quality solutions through Advanced Product Quality Planning
  • Mechanical verification and validation of engine components and systems
  • Failure analysis and defect resolution using industry-standard methods
  • Working with our Dealer & Distributor network to improve capability, and quality of our Products and Services working with our engineering teams
  • Supporting new engine installations into machines with customers
  • Visiting customers to provide field support
  • Managing engine service and quality issues and considering commercial aspects
  • Producing engine service training material and literature. 
    Supporting technical enquiries from customers
  • Managing warranty claims
  • Design, develop and test new technology

The training you will be getting

  • Product design and development engineer (degree)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship, apprentices can apply for IEng (Incorporated Engineer) professional registration status
  • 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 apprentices now occupy senior management roles within our organisation as career development is the foundation to all our apprenticeship schemes 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills


GCSE or equivalent three subjects incl Maths, English and a STEM (Grade Grade 4 (C) or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Grade B in A-Level Mathematics (Grade 112 tariff points) Essential

About the employer

Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. We do business on every continent, principally operating through three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries, and Energy & Transportation – and providing financing and related services through our Financial Products segment.


Caterpillar (U.K.) Ltd


Frank Perkins Way



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Product design and development engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply using the link. Please note that CV is not essential for this application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 03 Mar 2024