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 Caroline Haigh

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's what some of the students on placement in 2015/16 thought were the 5 'coolest' (i.e. most useful, interesting, remarkable, exciting, impressive, enjoyable, etc.) things about their placements...

Alex Symeonides : Guildhall School of Music and Drama : Audio Visual Intern

Beau Blaise : Monnow Valley Studio : Assistant Engineer

Ben Roots : Saville Audio Visual : Junior Technician

Bruce Hall : Ableton AG : Movie & Events Team - Production Assistant

Chris Martin : Producertech : Course Content Manager

Christopher Holden : SNK Studios : Junior Runner

Connor Hughes : Abbey Road Studios : Runner

Dan Dando : Charcoalblue : Audiovisual Consultant

Dan Weston : Focusrite : Quality Assurance Engineering Intern

Fred Bruford : MQA Ltd. : R&D Student Assistant

George Collins : Floating Earth Ltd. : Assistant Engineer

Jack Mills : Peter Gabriel Ltd : Assistant Engineer

Jacob Spencer : Royal Academy of Music : Trainee Recording Engineer

Joe McCall : Aquarium Studios : Audio Assistant

Katie Earl : In The Woods Digital : Production Assistant

Lawrence Shahid : Spitfire Audio : Intern in General Production

Matthew Ingram : Ben Holland Sound Ltd. : Audio and Dubbing Assistant

Oliver Roberts : World of Sound : Assistant Recording Engineer/Editor

Andy Maxwell : Angel Studios : Runner

Rhys Nord : Script/Tileyard Studios : Assistant Engineer

Rory Bett : Sky production services : audio assistant

Sophia Beeby : Empower Global : Creative Team Coordinator

Tim McKeever : Sky Production Services : Trainee Dubbing Mixer

Tom Walsh : Focusrite : R&D Hardware Intern

William Lloyd Gray : Royal College of Music : Trainee Recording Engineer

Yuen Lung (Roy) Cheung : Guildhall School of Music and Drama : Audio Visual Intern