Product Development 12 Month Industrial Placement UK in England, United Kingdom

at Caterpillar Inc

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
Entry Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Working within one of our project teams you will be taking a key role and would typically be given accountability for contributing to the design or development of critical sub-systems of an engine, transmission or military powerpack.

You will receive training on the Caterpillar design, development and New Product Introduction processes, and will be supported by experienced engineers through your training and professional engineering development. One of the biggest benefits of a role within Engineering at a facility such as Shrewsbury is the potential width of relevant responsibility over a short period of time combined with variety. 

You will be given the opportunity to have an influence on the content and direction of your graduate training, but as a minimum you will be exposed to:


· Creation of design schemes and detail drawings. Supporting work will include calculations (Inc computational analysis), report writing and taking the lead of Design Reviews
· Supplier and Customer collaboration to achieve high quality, cost effective designs.
· Working closely with the Development Team throughout the NPI cycle to ensure the robustness of both component and system designs.


· Definition and execution of test activities related to the development and validation of engine / drive train products.
· Analysis of data and preparation of test reports, detailing results, conclusion and recommendation in response to the product requirements.
· Working closely with the Design Team throughout the NPI cycle to ensure the robustness of both component and system designs.


Based in the Product Engineering team at the Stafford facility you will be required to engage in a wide variety of engine based project work supporting all aspects of the Stafford business. This could be any / all of our product range from 8.7Litre Diesel to 61Litre gas.
Design and Mechanical Development
Performance and Emissions Development
Noise and Vibration
Engine Validation
Engine Test and Component Test
Whilst on placement, our undergraduates are given the support and coaching required to develop their technical capability and business understanding. Placement students become embedded team members, vital to the success of the engineering departments within which they operate, and are accountable for delivering significant engineering responsibilities. Successful candidates who perform well in the 12 month placement could be eligible for a conditional offer of permanent employment.


· Graduate Engineer with MEng or higher (Min 2:1)

Manufacturing Engineering 
General Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 
Computing and Electronics
Automotive Engineering with Motorsport 
Electronic and Software Engineering 
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering 
Robotics and Mechatronics
Mechanical Engineering with Automotive Design 
Transportation Design
Motorsport Engineering 
Computer Aided Automotive Design
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering 
Product Design
Electrical Engineering Computer Systems 
Computer Aided Design Technology 
Motorsport with Management studies 

· Self-motivation and high energy are essential, as are good presentation skills and the ability to communicate confidently with colleagues, customers and suppliers

· Flexibility to manage multiple priorities and prepared to bear significant responsibility for completion of a project against challenging timescales

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