The Interns – Mario

As Mario heads back to complete his MEng Robotics and Autonomous Systems degree at Heriot-Watt University, he takes a minute to tell us about his time at Labman.
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Intern Mario Labman polo shirt pressing touch screen

Katie SimpsonPublished 7th Jan 2024

After this, he’s not quite sure what his plans will be. Travel the world maybe? In any case – it was great having you Mario, and good luck from all at Labman!

Intern Mario completing electrical wiring
Intern Mario

Having completed six months at Labman, I look back, and I am amazed of all the new skills and cool projects I have been part of. From day one, I got involved in several projects, opening me to a new range of skills and challenges, that not only helped me develop as an engineer, but also showed me the importance of bridging the gap between theory and practice, all in a fun, stimulating, and enjoyable way.

During this time, I took parts in projects around Labman’s main business areas, giving me a new perspective on the product’s lifecycle – from the sales proposal to the eventual delivery of the finished system. So, whereas for my first project, I worked alongside the sales team to develop a sales proposal for a customer looking to purchase a high-throughput chemical evaluation system, for the last, I was implementing the source code for a robotic arm!

Furthermore, Labman is not a regular 9 to 5 workplace. From Labfest to Fightfest, the onsite gym, or the amazing work culture, this is a place that promotes a healthy, creative and fun environment, in and out of work.

I am very grateful to Labman for this experience, and to all the amazing people that were always happy to help no matter how silly my question was, and made me feel part of the Labman’s family. Now looking forward to my last months at university, I’m excited to tackle the end of this phase making use of the new skills and knowledge I’ve gained during my placement at Labman.

Thank you to the Labman family, and hopefully, see you soon!


Labman team at Labfest