Mission: Labman is a creative environment where friendly, enthusiastic engineers produce world leading custom laboratory automation and products. We believe in customers being clients for life; delighted with every project.
I have been working at Labman Automation as an intern (Less than a year)
One of the best reasons to do a summer placement/work at Labman is how quickly they get you started into working on projects and taking part! They encourage you to get stuck in and you find yourself very quickly integrated into the work-life and social side of Labman.
The pros include:
- So many clubs and societies there's bound to be something you enjoy
- Relaxed but hard working environment
- Very friendly staff
- A climbing wall inside the office!
- Encourages personal projects outside of worktime
- I personally found the interview process is more challenging than others
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Labman Automation (Seamer, England) in March 2018.
An initial telephone interview was conducted containing 40 general science knowledge questions and a general chat about interests and my CV. This was followed by an assessment centre style day. This involved a day of interviewing followed by a meal with an overnight stay in a local hotel for candidates not from the local area.
The day began with a site tour this was followed by interviews comprised of 6 test stations in which a task had to be completed in 5 minutes these were:
Wire a plug
Solder wires to a d connector
Make a test tube rack from paper
Describe how to open a jar without referring to clocks
Describe how a car jack works
General talk with staff
Following this there was a group exercise in which a pick and mix machine had to be designed for a fictional client. This was followed by an evening meal.