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 2016/17 thought were the 5 'coolest' (i.e. most useful, interesting, remarkable, exciting, impressive, enjoyable, etc.) things about their placements...

Callum Marinho : Monnow Valley Studio : Assistant Engineer

Cameron Masters : Modern World Studios and ATC Loudspeakers : Assistant Engineer and Elecronic Engineer

Chris Wright : MQA : R&D Placement Student

Claudia Koh : Guildhall School of Music and Drama : Audio Visual Intern

Craig Henry : ROLI : Junior Research Engineer

Emma Marks : Sky : Audio Post Assistant

Graham Keith : Charcoalblue : Junior Consultant

Ivan Cheng : Daryl Griffith : Production Assistant

Jack Bowden : Hann Tucker Associates : Acoustic Consultant

Jack Fairbrother : Abbey Road Studios : Studio Runner

Jamie Philokyprou : Tileyard : Technical Assistant

Jess Camilleri : Spitfire Audio : Production-Assistant

Josh Alberts : Ableton : Production Assistant

Lucy Hicks : Bang & Olufsen : Research Intern

Luke Knott : RCM Studios : Trainee Recording Engineer

Marc McCouig : Angel Studios : Runner

Matthew Cooke : Catherine Songs : Assistant/Engineer

Matt Griffin: Woodleyside IT : Audio Technician

Michael Gerrard : Floating Earth : Assistant (Broadcast) Engineer

Neil Dawes : Guildhall School of Music and Drama : Audio-Visual Intern

Oli Middleton : Real World Studios : Studio Assistant

Olly Seber : Focusrite : R&D

Ru Lemer : The Clubhouse : Assistant Engineer

Simon Alexander Highfield : Ben Holland Sount Ltd. : Sound Assistant

Tom Wood : Peter Gabriel Ltd : Assistant Engineer

William Tenison : Wells Cathedral School : Assistant Technician/ Technical Supervisor