The Perkins brand is backed by more than 80 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.

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.

Apprenticeships in 2016 - technical and business

Our Peterborough facility in the UK offers two apprenticeship schemes; technical and business. If you will be 16 or over on September 1, 2016, you're eligible to apply. 


For budding engineers our Advanced Apprenticeship combines 'hands-on' work experience with technical training. The Technical Apprenticeship will lead to technician qualifications in maintenance, quality, tool room machining, fabricator welder or research and development.


Our Business Apprenticeship provides experience in a range of office based departments including purchasing, supply chain, human resources, finance, manufacturing operations and engineering.


Caterpillar careers

Where will you take your career? Where do you want to go? Whether you are an experienced professional or a recent college graduate, it takes all kinds of people with a variety of skills to run a company as diverse as Caterpillar.

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Perkins 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. Click below to find out more.

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