Labman Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship at Labman is a hands-on, full-on role. You will be entrusted with responsibility, expected to take charge of your work and encouraged to take a wider interest in the operation of the company as a whole. Apprentices can even be given project leader status on new, live jobs, and will take charge of large budgets for real clients.

Don’t worry though, you won’t be thrown in at the deep end, and expected to fend for yourself – our senior engineers will provide you with mentoring and guidance in every area of the business to give you a solid grasp and understanding of Labman and the work you’ll be doing.

We work with Middlesbrough College to provide training in a wide range of skills, from electrical engineering, to design, manufacturing and software engineering. These apprenticeships will provide you with a very strong vocational foundation, and will develop and hone the skills required to catapult you into your chosen field with confidence.

You will study towards an NVQ at Labman, whilst gaining a theoretical knowledge of your chosen field of engineering at Middlesbrough College 1 day per week as you study towards your BTEC. As you progress, you may find that you wish to continue to higher levels of study, even to degree-equivalent qualifications – all of this whilst you’re earning a salary and enjoying the unique work environment at Labman.

Choose one of our apprenticeship disciplines below, or if you’re not totally sure yet what you would like to specialise in, simply apply and keep your mentor up to speed with how you’re finding your chosen discipline – there’s always room to move around in Labman.

Apprenticeship disciplines

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical design and manufacturing is at the heart of most of Labman’s projects. If you specialise in this area, you will be working in Labman’s dedicated workshop machining parts for our robots. The following week though you may well be assembling these parts on the robot itself! No two days are the same for Labman apprentices.

Electrical/Electronic Engineering

You’ll soon be soldering, wiring up Rital boxes and watching robots come to life; as an electrical apprentice, you will make Labman robots tick. But it won’t all be electrical work, and as with any Labman apprenticeship, you will need to take an active interest in all areas of the business in order to progress in the company.

Software Engineering

Love computers? Love gaming? Love code? Being a Labman software engineer is an incredible opportunity to get your coding mitts on some amazing technology, including advanced robotic systems, VR, and more. You will be helping to develop software that is used by companies all over the world to run our robotic systems. This is a unique role!

Entry Requirements

We don’t have any specific requirements, in terms of grades, as we’d rather judge a person based on their enthusiasm and positive attitude to working here. Having said that, if you think of yourself as pretty good with science or maths, you’ll likely find things easier at Labman.

We are looking for those who have an active interest with how things work. Are you always tinkering and taking things to bits? Do you have a few projects on the go with an Arduino or Raspberry Pi? Or are you always rebuilding engines and working on home DIY projects? If so, we would love to hear about it. Be sure to include any personal projects in with your application, however weird or wonderful, big or small, to help you stand out from the crowd.

What We’re Offering

A great and unique team environment in which you can begin your career with a sense of optimism and enthusiasm.

The chance to work in our award-winning, custom-built headquarters, complete with climbing wall, go-karts, and a squash court.

The opportunity to work in the fantastic area of Teesside - the world’s best kept secret. Labman HQ is located on the outskirts of the Georgian Market town of Stokesley - a stone’s throw from the breath-taking East Coast and the Yorkshire moors and yet only 90 minutes from the Lake District and 2 ½ hours to London by train. If you’re local, you know all this. If you’re not, then keep it to yourself; we like to keep the 'grim up north’ façade going as it helps keep the numbers down.

How to Apply

Ready to apply for an apprenticeship at Labman? If you’ve got what we’re looking for and would like to put yourself forward for consideration then please fill out the following application form, including attaching your CV and a covering letter explaining why you think we’re for you and you’re for us and outlining your suitability and motivation for the role. Don't forget to include any personal projects. We make sure to reply to every application we receive.