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's what some of the students on placement in 2017/18 thought were the 5 'coolest' (i.e. most useful, interesting, remarkable, exciting, impressive, enjoyable, etc.) things about their placements...

Alice : Abbey Road Studios : Studio Runner

Ashley : AIR Studios : Runner

Conor : The Dairy Ltd. : Studio Runner

Edie : Monnow Valley : Assistant Engineer

Eve : Guildhall School of Music and Drama : Recording Assistant

Ewan : Monnow Valley : Assistant Engineer

Fergus : Sky UK : Audio Assistant/Trainee Dubbing Mixer

Fraser : Real World Studios : Studio Assistant

Gavin : Ben Holland Sound : Sound/Dubbing Assistant

Henry : Spitfire Audio Ltd. : Production Intern

Isaac : Graveney School : Music and Sound Technician

Jack : Sky : Audio Assistant

James : Floating Earth : Assistant Engineer

Jamie : Dolby Laboratories : Content Services Group: Student Support Engineer/Transfer Bay Engineer

Jasper : Peter Gabriel Ltd. : Assistant Engineer

Josh : Focusrite/Novation : Junior App Designer

Matt : Digico : Student Test Engineer

Matt : North 7 Studios and Royal Academy of Music : Recording Engineer/Assistant

Mollie : DiGiCo : Test Engineer

Oliver : Ableton AG : Production Assistant

Paul : Guildhall School of Music and Drama : Recording Assistant

Stojan : Charcoalblue : Acoustics Intern

Will : Jamie Scott : Assistant Engineer