Perkins recruitment – come and work for us

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.


At our Peterborough and Stafford facilities in the UK, we take on apprentices each year to start on our apprenticeship schemes, giving you technical training and hands on experience, and leading to qualifications in maintenance engineering, quality control, welding, or research and development.


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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