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 2021/22 thought were the 5 'coolest' (i.e. most useful, interesting, remarkable, exciting, impressive, enjoyable, etc.) things about their placements...

Alex : Pinewood Group Ltd : Junior Sound Editor

Ben : Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance : Studio Intern

Cal : Royal Academy of Music : Studio and Recording Assistant

Chloe : Eastcote : Trainee Assistant Engineer

Diana : Schoeps Mikrofone : Studio and Manufacturing Intern

Harvey : ROLI : Sound Content QA

Isaac : SONA. : Sound Trainee

Jake : DiGiCo : Software Tester

Josh : Sound Disposition : Assistant Studio Engineer

Kristina : Gearbox Records : Assistant Engineer

Leon : Focusrite PLC : Software Engineering Placement

Lucas : ALM BusyCircuits : Intern

Micah : ICP Recording Studios : Assistant Engineer

Natasha : Sky Production Services : Audio Assistant/Trainee Dubbing Mixer

Nils : Fraunhofer IIS : Binaural Audio Intern

Olivia : Guildhall School of Music & Drama : R&AV Intern

Rafe : ICP Recording Studios : Assistant Engineer

Robert : Martin Audio Ltd. : Audio Researcher

Rosie : Guildhall School of Music and Drama : Recording & AV Intern

Ryan : Kinly : Projects Placement Engineer

Ural : AIR Studios Lyndhurst : Trainee Technical Engineer

Wil : Abbey Road Studios : Runner

Will : The Dairy Studios : Studio Assistant

William : The Yehudi Menuhin School : Hall Technician