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.

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 2019/20 thought were the 5 'coolest' (i.e. most useful, interesting, remarkable, exciting, impressive, enjoyable, etc.) things about their placements...

Alex : Martin Audio : Junior Loudspeaker Development Engineer

Jake : Bang and Olufsen : Research Intern

Joel : Audient Ltd : Technical Support Agent

Matt : Martin Audio Ltd : Undergraduate Work Placement

Luke : Ben Holland Sound Ltd. : Sound Assistant

Oscar : North Seven Studios/Gearbox Records : Studio Assistant

Nelson : Sky : Audio Assistant / Junior Dubbing Mixer

Rebecca : AIR Studios : Runner

Ronan : Dolby : CSG Support Engineer/Transfer Bay Engineer

Justin : Guildhall School of Music & Drama : Recording & AV Technician

Will : BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra : Audio Trainee

Ben : ICP Studios : Assistant Engineer

Alex : Chandos Records Ltd : Music Editor and Assistant Engineer

Charlie : BMP Recording : Audio Editor and Assistant Recording Engineer

Callum : BBC Radio and Music Operations: Technical Producer

Jack : Aquarium Studios : Audio Assistant

Dom : Real World Studios : Studio Assistant

Joel : ICP Recording Studios : Assistant Sound Engineer

Edward : Abbey Road Studios : Studio Runner

Mark : Monnow Valley Studio : Studio Assistant

Josh : Plus 4 Audio : Trainee Sound Engineer

Matt : DiGiCo : Product Test Engineer

Matthew : Pinewood Studios Group : Trainee Sound Editor

Tatjana : Sky : Audio Assistant/Junior Dubbing Mixer

Massimo : ROLI : Junior QA Engineer

Tom : Eastcote Studios : Studio Assistant and Runner

Tom : Floating Earth Ltd : Assistant Recording Engineer, Editor, Mastering Engineer

Tom : The Dairy Ltd. : Studio Assistant/ Engineer

Tom : Guildhall School of Music and Drama : Recording and AV Engineer

Charlie : Hoare Lea : Acoustics Engineer