The Placement Year

For each student on the Tonmeister programme the third year of registration is normally a Professional Training Year (PTY), during which they will be working for an employer in the audio industry. The PTY scheme has advantages for employers and for students...

For Employers

This leaflet explains the gist of the placement scheme, gives some examples of how it might help you as an employer, and mentions a few of the other employers who use it: TonmeisterPlacements.pdf

Employers who have registered their intention to offer a placement this year can view shortlists of candidates plus CVs on our Members Only Website.

For further information please contact the Tonmeister Senior Professional Training Tutor Tim Brookes

For Students

The placement year forms an important part of your education and aims to develop your professional, practical, interpersonal, organisational, and creative &/or technical skills, and to allow you to apply some of the theory that you have learned in the first two years of the programme. Full placement scheme details for current students are available in the programme handbooks and module descriptions but, as a taster, here (in no particular order) is what some of the students on placement in 2018/19 thought were the 5 'coolest' (i.e. most useful, interesting, remarkable, exciting, impressive, enjoyable, etc.) things about their placements...

Alex : Blast Recordings : Assistant Engineer

Tom : Sky : Audio Assistant / Trainee Dubbing Mixer

Ben : BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra : Trainee Audio Supervisor

Daniel : Dynaudio A/S : Intern, Acoustic Engineering

Tom: Plus 4 Audio : Trainee Sound Engineer

Freddie : Abbey Road Studios : Studio Runner

Isobel: Guildhall School of Music and Drama : Recording Assistant

Tom : Focusrite Novation : Production Engineering Intern

Jake : Catherine Songs : Assistant Engineer

Jen : Ben Holland Sound : Sound/Dubbing Assistant

Tom : The Dairy Ltd. : Assistant Engineer

Katie : Real World : Studio Assistant

Martha : BBC Radio 3 : Trainee Studio Manager

Tom : Tileyard London : Studio Assistant

Natasha : AIR Studios : Studio Runner

John : Guildhall School of Music and Drama : Recording Assistant

Tom : Pindrop : Studio Assistant

Ned : Monnow Valley Studio : Studio Assistant

Richard : Peter Gabriel Ltd. : Assistant Engineer

Tom : Floating Earth Ltd and Signum Records : Assistant Recording Engineer, Mastering Engineer and Editor

Robbie : Ableton : Production Assistant

Sam : Monnow Valley/ICP Studios : Assistant Engineer

Tim : London Symphony Orchestra Discovery : Digital Discovery Placement Student

Tania : Freelance : Live Music