Group of apprentices 2023
Group of apprentices 2023

We're one of the world’s leading manufacturing companies, so whether you’re looking to start or develop your career there are opportunities with us.

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Perkins Engines Company Limited—a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc.—is recognised as a leading manufacturer of industrial power solutions. 

Apprentices 2023

Returning Professionals Programme

Are you an engineer at heart (by degree or experience), but not currently working in an engineering role?

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Returning Professionals Programme (RPP)
Returning Professionals Programme (RPP)

An Insider's Guide to Becoming a Caterpillar Apprentice in Peterborough

View our on-demand webinar to learn what it takes to be an apprentice at one of the world’s most recognisable companies.


Opportunities through Caterpillar

In December 1997 Perkins Engines Company Limited was acquired by Caterpillar Inc, and today it remains a strategic brand within the company’s portfolio.

Career opportunities at Caterpillar include job openings at Perkins.

We have opportunities for:

  • Highly skilled production, manufacturing and distribution professionals
  • Interns and recent college graduates to become the talented professionals of tomorrow
  • Experienced professionals looking for a new challenge with a growing global company

We’re always keen to meet talented, ambitious people who are interested in setting out on the road to success.


The Perkins brand is backed by more than 90 years of manufacturing experience, and trusted by over 1,000 leading companies in the industrial, construction, agricultural, materials handling and electrical power generation markets.

We are one of the world’s leading suppliers of off-highway diesel and gas engines in the 4-2000 kW (5-2800 hp) market – one of the biggest engine manufacturers in a large industry.

Wherever you are, whoever you are, that makes Perkins a good place to seek an opportunity for a challenging, fulfilling and rewarding career.

At Perkins, we manufacture quality products, and we need quality people. Whether you’re looking to start on an apprenticeship, find a role as a new graduate or develop your career with one of the world’s leading manufacturing companies, there are opportunities for you with us.

We have a wide variety of openings, from technical apprentices to qualified engineers, from legal experts to production specialists, from marketing to manufacturing.

Apprentices 2023

Apprenticeship schemes

An apprenticeship combines hands-on work with the opportunity to develop skills. It’s a paid position and at least 20 percent of your time is set aside for learning, so, you earn while you learn. The rest of your time is spent practicing your skills in the actual workplace.

Our Peterborough and Stafford facilities in the UK offer apprenticeships in various departments.

Our apprenticeship schemes offer apprentices valuable hands on experience in real work environments, an opportunity to earn a competitive salary and benefits package and finish the apprenticeship with a nationally recognised qualification.

Wherever your career journey takes you, it’s your time and your talent, so make sure all of it counts.

Perkins Apprenticeships at Peterborough and Stafford, UK

Caterpillar careers

At Caterpillar, you can build the career you want. We are looking to hire for a range of skills, experience levels and qualifications. Join us and grow professionally, whether you work with us for a while or for the duration of your career. Our employees have the chance to create a varied resume by pursuing different career paths at Caterpillar—by moving between our many business units, job functions or locations.

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Peterborough Apprenticeship

We aim to recruit a number of apprentices at our Peterborough facility each year. 

Our 2024 Peterborough Apprenticeship vacancies are now closed.

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Stafford apprenticeships

Each year, Perkins takes a number of apprentices onto its Advanced Technical and Business Apprenticeship schemes at the Peterborough manufacturing facility, to start a rewarding career within the manufacturing sector. 

Our Stafford Apprenticeship positions are now closed.

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