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Enterprise Cross Functional

Sales and Marketing Apprenticeship, Level 6

Location Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Contract Type Full time
Job Type Apprentice - Regular
Requisition ID R0000241241

Career Area:

Enterprise Cross Functional

Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other.  We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

We are Caterpillar  

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure.  

We are Caterpillar. Are you? 

One Company, Limitless Opportunities  

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. 

Careers at Caterpillar are limitless, we have opportunities in Engineering, Human Resources, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain and so much more. You can create the career you want. It’s your time and talent, make it count. 

The Apprenticeship  

An apprenticeship is a paid job where the employee learns and gains valuable, real-life experiences. 

We are looking for 2 apprentices to join our Sales and Marketing team located at our Peterborough facility (PE1 5FQ). Collaborating with virtually every part of our business, our Sales and Marketing team are the doers that support dealer efforts, train customers, sell products, and launch campaigns. They also gain an end-to-end understanding of our business, as well as the industry knowledge that’s always in demand. 

Our apprentices will: 

  • earn a competitive salary package, starting at c. £23,950 per year, 

  • 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. 

In collaboration with our partnered training provider, University of Lincoln , our 3-year degree apprenticeship scheme will enable you to grow and develop your capabilities. Alongside on-the-job training supported by relatable mentors, apprentices will spend at least 20% of their working hours completing university-based learning leading to nationally recognised qualifications through the Level 6 Chartered Manager apprenticeship standard: 

As part of this apprenticeship apprentices are required to attend university on a day release basis, and therefore will be required to travel. 

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, apprentices can apply for Chartered Manager status

The Experience  

Apprentice will undertake various, six-month placements in the differing functional areas of Sales (including future technologies i.e. batteries, alternative fuels), Marketing, Aftermarket Parts (including digital) and the Strategy Team. Within each placement we look to develop solid personal learning and development experiences, combined with formal developmental training. At the same time, we look to the apprentice to deliver solid business contributions, which may be as part of a 6 Sigma team, Project team, shaping and delivering a sales conference or developing a sales proposition in support of a customer visit. Given the global focus of our business placements can include overseas travel on occasion. Work will include, but not be limited to: 

  • Understanding customer needs and developing product requirements to deliver customer value. 

  • Maintaining existing relationships with customers and winning new business from our competitors. 

  • Analysing data to understand the current and future market and customer needs. 

  • Analysing new opportunities and defining our brand and product positioning. 

  • Developing and executing strategies to take our new product to market. 

Entry Requirement  

  • GCSEs: Maths and English GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above. 

  • A-Levels: Minimum of 96 points from 3 A-Levels. 

NOTE: Equivalent academic qualifications to the above requirements welcome. You can apply with predicted grades. If you’re successful at the interview stage, the job offer will be conditional on you achieving the required grades before September 2024. 

Our Culture  

There's more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work.  

We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to innovation. We respect and value people with different opinions, experiences and backgrounds and believe that by working together, we can produce better results than any of us can achieve alone. Caterpillar is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. 

Our Sustainability Commitment  

Caterpillar has a long-standing commitment to sustainability, one of our five Values in Action. It is part of who we are and what we do. We actively lead sustainable green initiatives to preserve the environment, help reduce poverty with the Caterpillar Foundation and stay involved in the communities we help build. 

Post Apprenticeship  

Following the successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will progress into a job role in one of the functional areas you experienced throughout the rotational programme. We will continue to provide you with the training and support you need to be successful at Caterpillar.   

Recruitment Timeline  

Go Live:    January 21, 2024  

Closing Date:    March 3, 2024  

Interview Date (in-person):   April 9, 2024  

Engagement Day (in-person):   June 6, 2024 (provisional)  

Employment Start Date:    September, 2024  

The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your skills and experience on your application relevant to the criteria outlined.  

Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting. 

NOTE: Only apply for a maximum of two apprenticeship schemes. You may be given the opportunity of being considered for other schemes at a later stage. 

Recruitment Process  

Stage one – Online Application : The first stage of the process is to complete the online application on or before the closing date. Your application will be assessed against the information you provide within your answers so, please take time to consider and construct your answer with detail and use the word count provided.  After the close date all application will be reviewed. This will take some time; however, all applications will receive a response.   

Stage two – Assessment Centre: The half day assessment centre will focus on a range of behaviours such as teamwork, decision-making, communication, and problem-solving. The assessment will comprise a group exercise, a competency-based interview, and a short presentation which will be prepared in advance. Details may vary depending on the specific role you are applying for. Our aim is to make these days fun, inclusive and as relaxed as possible.  

Stage three – Offer/ Feedback : After the assessment centre, the Caterpillar team will extend verbal offers to our chosen candidates, we aim to do this as quickly as possible.  Individual feedback will be offered to all candidates who attended the assessment centre.

We hold an Engagement Day for all new apprentices to provide you with an opportunity to meet fellow new starters across the facility before your employment start date. Apprentices will join the business in September 2024.  

We look forward to receiving your application to join Caterpillar. If you have a question, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team on  

Posting Dates:

February 12, 2024 - March 3, 2024

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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