Finance 12 month placement

Caterpillar (UK)
Greater Manchester
Closing date
Dec 3, 2022

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Job Role
Finance Intern
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

12 Month Industrial Placement Scheme

Discipline: Finance

Location: Peterborough or Greater Manchester

Salary: £18,600, Share Scheme, Pension, Flexible working, and 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays

Closing Date: Friday 2nd December

At Caterpillar, you build what matters—whether it’s the career you want, crucial work skills, strong relationships, or new technologies. – Our work is powered by our people.

Who is Caterpillar?

Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Operating from 50 countries around the globe, the Caterpillar brand has developed into a symbol of strength, respect, and integrity. The organisation has a clear vision to be the global leader in providing customer value in the markets in which it operates. Our core values (Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability) are key to our success.

What do we do?

Perkins Engines is a major worldwide business within Caterpillar and is strongly integrated into the Caterpillar organisation. Finance plays a pivotal role in decision-making, risk management and control, financial reporting and strategic planning. Finance people work in a fast-paced environment where commitment and accountability are key to providing a value-added service to all its customers. 

This year we are pleased to be able to offer several student positions within the department including 3 placement opportunities.

Diversity at Caterpillar

When we leverage our people's experiences, backgrounds, and cultures in an inclusive environment, we enable every individual to achieve their full potential, which drives business success. We are proud to be named in the Forbes list of Best Employers for Diversity (2019) and to be the employer of one of the top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50 2021). Caterpillar is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

What experiences can we offer you?

Whatever your position within Finance you will gain wide exposure to the role that it plays in the operations of a major company.

Typical activities that an undergraduate student may be involved in are –

  • Compilation of financial reports
  • Financial analysis
  • Internal controls
  • Financial reporting systems
  • Liaising with other areas within the business.

However, what you do will be secondary to the experience that you will gain from a year with one of the world’s leading industrial businesses. We will provide you the training and support you need to be successful at Caterpillar.   

We also operate a conditional offer process; our highest performing placement students are fast tracked to our graduate development scheme. This includes a financial incentive and the potential of a summer work placement. Offers will be made based on the condition that a graduate role is available at the time of your graduation and that you achieve a min of 2:2.

Meet and Greet days for all new UK placement students will provide you with an opportunity to meet fellow new starters across the UK before you start your placement.

Who are we looking for?

To succeed in Finance, you need to be numerate, computer literate, with good time management skills and have the ability to work under pressure. Finance is all about providing a valued service whilst meeting deadlines. You must be able to interpret and convey information, often to non-financial managers. You will have the personal qualities and the desire to be part of a successful Finance team. 

It is essential that applicants should have achieved or be on track to achieve a minimum of a 2:2 in one of the following disciplines: Accountancy, Finance, or a relevant Business-related degree. 

How do I apply?

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NOTE: Only one application is required, please do not apply for multiple roles. You may be given the opportunity of being considered for other roles/locations at a later stage.

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

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

Click the apply button today and one of our friendly recruiters will be in touch.

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

Not ready to apply? Submit your information to our Talent Network here .


For 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2014 sales and revenues of $55.184 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.

Caterpillar Inc. owns a complex portfolio of brands whose roles and relationships support the growth to achieve our enterprise goals. The Caterpillar brand is used in communication to represent our corporation with the investment community, employees, public policy makers, and other key stakeholders. The Caterpillar brand is the umbrella that shelters all other brands in the portfolio.

Why Caterpillar?

Caterpillar makes progress possible around the world — for our customers, for growing communities and for every member of our team. As a single company with hundreds of global locations serving industries as varied as transportation, marine and forestry, we are in a unique position to offer endless opportunities and worthwhile rewards for our employees.


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