Young Professionals Mannheim

Supporting Young Colleagues in Establishing a Professional Network at Caterpillar

The “Young Professionals of Caterpillar” (YP) group promotes the integration and development of the global community of young employees at Caterpillar. In the group, the young members can establish their own professional network at Caterpillar and promote the integration and corporate culture.

Coaching the Next Generation of Employees

With 45 local groups in 17 countries and more than 4,000 members, “Young Professionals” is the oldest and one of the most active Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) at Caterpillar. The group was established in 2012 for the purpose of supporting local employees and making them more visible within Caterpillar. Events are regularly offered in order to promote personal development. Apart from improving personal networking skills, the objective of the workshops is to encourage participants to focus on personal development and adopt a growth-oriented mentality. To enable ongoing progress and innovation and to promote an appreciative, trusting work culture, Caterpillar considers the support provided to young employees to be of great importance.

Local Mentoring Program of the Young Professionals in Mannheim

Since its establishment in 2021, the Young Professionals in Mannheim have assisted young colleagues in establishing a strong professional network within Caterpillar, encouraging members to engage in growth-oriented thinking and personal development. Currently, the Young Professionals group in Mannheim has about 200 members. In the group, young employees can acquire and expand leadership qualities and gain valuable experiences for their career. Apart from a mentoring program, host speaker series, and group work on future competencies, the activities of the Young Professionals in Mannheim include joint discussions and social events.

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