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.

The Perkins brand is backed by more than 85 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 - technical, business, craft and supply chain

Our Peterborough and Stafford facilities in the UK offers two apprenticeship schemes; technical and business. A craft apprenticeship is also available in Stafford.


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.


Our Craft Apprenticeship provides factory floor experience within the machining shop, assembly, test and finish. When it’s appropriate, you’ll also get hands-on engineering experience, under skilled supervision. 

Supply chain

The functional areas you can expect to work in include: Customer Account Management, Production Planning, Logistics Engineering, Supplier Management, Freight Management and Export Documentation, giving you the potential to gain understanding and experience of the end-to-end supply chain at one of the world’s leading manufacturers of commercial diesel engines.


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 Schemes

We aim to recruit a number of apprentices at our Peterborough facility each year. Click below to find out more.

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Perkins 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. Click below to find out more.

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