UK Graduate program at Caterpillar

Start your career via a top graduate programme at Caterpillar

Start your career via a top graduate programme at Caterpillar

Where do Caterpillar's future leaders and specialists come from? A lot of them join its graduate scheme, and so it's no wonder the company is single-minded about attracting the best and brightest graduates every year.

On this well-established and structured scheme, graduates have the opportunity to experience various departments and functions of Caterpillar's business, and develop their skills accordingly.

Which means that, by the time graduates have completed their various rotations, knowledge of their chosen field will be deep, broad and impressive.

Making the most of the opportunity

Experience in some fields may be compulsory, but as the scheme progresses, graduates are able to decide for themselves which areas interest them most. All the time, an assigned mentor will be on hand, who provides expert advice when its needed. The mentors will also help graduates make the most of the opportunities on offer, and lay the foundations of a stellar long-term career.

Financial support for education

Caterpillar wants its graduates to achieve as much they can - which is why Caterpillar offers personal and financial support to get a professional qualification in a chosen discipline. For engineers aspiring to Chartered status, Caterpillar's Graduate Scheme is aligned with the MPDS programme.

Highly competitive package

Caterpillar offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, designed to reward its graduates for contributing to the company's success.

Competitive Pay (Base + Incentive): 
Competitive pay with future increases driven by individual performance. Plus incentive pay, related to team, company and individual performance. Over the past 5 years, the average incentive payout has been 10% of salary.

Non Engineering Disciplines - £27,266 or £28,766 depending on experience
Engineering Disciplines - £29,266 or £29,766 depending on experience
NI Salaries - £22,850 per annum

Joining Bonus: 
£1,000 signing on bonus

Pension Scheme: 
Caterpillar offer a competitive contributory company pension scheme. Company matching contribution of between 6 - 10%.

Share Scheme: 
For every two shares you buy, Caterpillar will give you one together with tax advantages.

Professional Qualifications: 
Caterpillar will offer financial support towards achieving a professional qualification in your chosen field. For example engineers who wish to become chartered.

Employee Discount Scheme: 
Access to a wide variety of employee discounts in High Street Shops and Supermarkets exclusive to Caterpillar.

Employee Assistance Scheme: 
Counselling, Financial, Health and Legal information and support services are provided free of charge to all employees of Caterpillar through Validium.

25 days plus bank holidays at most locations. Some locations offer 27 days plus bank holidays.

Free Parking: 
There is free parking for employees at all sites.

Fantastic career possibilities with Caterpillar

Learn how you can start on a rewarding career path with Caterpillar today by taking a look at these current graduate opportunities.


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