12 Month Industrial Placement - Environmental Health & Safety - Placem

02 Nov 2018
30 Nov 2018
Start Date
Who are Caterpillar? What do you do?

We are the world's leading manufacturer of Construction and Mining Equipment, and one of the world's most respected Companies and Brands in the World. By following our industrial placement scheme you will be able to explore various roles and disciplines around the business to help develop your career. Our core values (Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability) are key to our success.

The Environment, Health and Safety department is ever evolving within Caterpillar. In recent years the company has placed increasing emphasis on its corporate social responsibility, resulting in a forward thinking outlook. The team has contact with a wide range of functions across the business, other EAME facilities, and the entire management chain. It ensures that the business complies with current legislation, but takes a proactive role within the company to implement beneficial measures for both employees and the business. The successful student will be expected to help support the EHS Department in its proactive approach towards Target Zero Safety protocol and Environmental Sustainability Goals.

What experiences can we offer you?

This role will offer excellent experience of a large manufacturing company to develop you as a person and be beneficial to a similar future career within Health, Safety and/ or Environmental management. A role within the EHS Department provides exclusive access to all parts of the business and gives a firm grounding for the various disciplines within EHS, whilst allowing you the flexibility to concentrate on particular areas of interest.

You will assist the teams in various departments in carrying out a wide range and variety of projects.

This fast paced and friendly environment will give you the opportunity to put theory into practice and gain many transferable skills for your future career.

This role within Environmental Health & Safety will enable a broad range of opportunities whilst working on various projects.

We will provide you with a mentor to support you throughout your professional development to support you towards Chartered or Incorporated Status. We also operate a conditional offers process, our highest performing placement students are fast tracked to our graduate development scheme with a conditional offer of employment upon returning to university. This includes a financial incentive and the potential of a summer work placement.

We really value diversity at Caterpillar and the benefits to our business it provides - we will provide you the opportunity to collaborate and share your creative ideas throughout your career.

Who are we looking for?

It is important to have an open mind to the experience that you are offered, but also bring your own ideas to the position. The individual needs to be able to work effectively within a team, and also be capable of working on their own, using their initiative. The successful candidate will possess good time management skills and be prepared to take on lead roles for various projects required at the time of employment.

Due to the specialised nature of the role, the ideal candidate would be studying a relevant degree along with having a general interest in the area and must be on target to achieve at least a 2:1. Degrees can include:
  • Engineering
  • Environmental or health and safety management

We will provide you the training and support you need to be successful at Caterpillar.