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 2020/21 thought were the 5 'coolest' (i.e. most useful, interesting, remarkable, exciting, impressive, enjoyable, etc.) things about their placements...

Adam : The Premises Studios : Assistant Engineer

Aidan Knox : BBC : Technical Producer

Alex : BBC : Trainee Studio Manager

Annie : Guildhall School of Music & Drama : AV Intern

Barney : Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance : Studio Engineer

Barra : Royal Academy of Music : Studio and Recording Work Placement

Carla : Tileyard (Gearbox Records / North Seven Studios) : assistant sound engineer

Fred : ALM/Busycircuits : Company Intern

Ioan : Real World Studios : Studio Assistant

Isaac Ellis : Pinewood Studios Group : Junior Sound Editor

Isa : Pinewood Studios : Junior Sound Editor

Joey : The Dairy Studios : Intern

Joshua : Floating Earth : Assistant Recording Engineer

Mack : Royal College of Music : Trainee Recording Engineer

Matt : ICP Recording Studios : Assistant Engineer

Mimi : Guildhall School of Music and Drama : AV Intern

Patrick : Chandos Records Ltd : Assistant Engineer and Music Editor

Seraphin : Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd. : Quality Assurance Placement Engineer

Seth : ICP Recording Studios : Assistant Engineer

Tom : BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra : Trainee Audio Supervisor

Tommy : Abbey Road Studios : Runner

Will : Focusrite : Hardware Design Placement

Will : Zen Broadcast : Assistant Broadcast Audio Engineer