Engineering Apprenticeships

Finning Apprenticeships - Engineers For The Future

Iain Carpenter is the Service Operations Director and has been with Finning for 30 years. Iain started at Finning as an Apprentice in Glasgow and in the last 12 years has held a range of Senior Leadership roles.

Sam Pearce is a Land Based Service Technician Apprentice. Sam is currently in his second year of his four-year Apprenticeship programme.

Craig Smallman is the Apprenticeship Quality Manager and has been with Finning for 13 years. Craig manages and delivers two different Apprenticeship programmes. Craig also started at Finning as an Apprentice.

Chloe Harris has just completed her level 3 land-based service engineer apprenticeship with Finning UK & Ireland. Find out in this video what she has to say about the experience.

Interested In Applying? Applications for 2022 are now OPEN!

If you are looking for a career in engineering with a forward looking, dynamic and professional organisation then look no further than Finning UK & Ireland, the world's largest Caterpillar dealer - servicing Cat equipment and engines.

We are looking for flexible, enthusiastic people with a passion for engineering to come and join us for the long term. We will develop your existing skills through our award-winning Apprenticeship programme. On successful completion you will become a Caterpillar® Qualified Engineer, with nationally recognised qualifications, leading to a long and rewarding career in our workshops and Field Service teams.

Our purpose-built academy at our Cannock headquarters is the base for our Apprenticeship programme, where we will help you develop into the engineer of tomorrow. As an engineer, you could be working with anything from earthmoving machines to marine engines and electric power generators, whilst always delivering outstanding customer experience where safety is paramount.

Applications for 2022 intake now OPEN.  Closing date 25th February 2022.


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We offer two different engineering apprenticeships which are the Land Based Engineering apprenticeship and the Maintenance and Operations Technician apprenticeship.  Please see the below links for further information about our electric power generation and our services.

Electric Power Generation | Finning Cat

Services | Finning Cat

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Our Apprentices Enjoying Team Building


Our apprentices taking part in a team building, an exercise which is aimed at strengthening some of the qualities needed in our apprenticeship program. At Finning, team work is a fundmental quality which we value, it helps us deliver a first class customer experience and create a working environment which is enjoyed amongst all our employees.

Our apprentices, whilst getting help from their fellow team mates, also had a test of their own determination and drive, and when we say test, we mean climb a very tall structure and encourage others to follow in their footsteps. It was great to see the apprentices show such drive which will carry them far in the program and will strenghten a key quality needed in becoming an engineer.