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Trainee Recording Engineer (Placement Year)

Closing date: 12pm Wednesday 14 March 2018

Interview date: Wednesday 28 March 2018

Salary: £14,500 per annum

Job ref no: 303-18

This placement is offered on a full-time basis for a fixed-term period of 12 months and is available from summer 2018.

We are seeking a Trainee Recording Engineer to join the RCM Studios team for a 12 months’ training placement. This role provides an excellent opportunity for a sound engineer with a strong interest in classical music, wishing to develop high level skills in a wide range of operational disciplines including classical recording, editing and production, engineering film scoring sessions, mixing/directing live multi-camera video productions and running the live web streaming of classical concerts.

The Royal College of Music is one of Britain’s leading conservatoires. Located adjacent to the Royal Albert Hall in South Kensington, it provides specialised musical education and professional training at the highest international level for performers and composers. The RCM Studios provides professional recording, audio-visual and music technology services to support College students, research and events. This includes archive recording and filming of concerts, audio and video sessions for auditions and competition entries, scoring sessions for student film composers, web streaming of major concerts, masterclasses and events (featuring some of the world’s most famous conductors and performers), and remote masterclasses and performances via videoconferencing. Additionally, some recordings take place at external concert halls, churches and commercial studios across London.

This placement would be ideally suited to a student wishing to undertake a placement year as part of their studies. Successful completion of at least 2 years’ degree-level study in the fundamentals of sound engineering, music recording or a related subject, or equivalent qualifications and experience is essential.

To apply:

Please complete our 1) Application Form and 2) Equal Opportunities Form (available to download further down this page) and submit in Word or PDF format before the closing deadline for the post. 

CVs without an application form will not be accepted.

For full details of this placement opportunity please read the Role Description:

Job Description


Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Completed forms should be returned by post or email to Isabella Enstrom, HR Assistant:

Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS


020 7591 4784

If you are applying by email, please state clearly in the subject line the title of the post for which you are applying.

The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

If you need to receive this documentation in a different format due to a disability, please contact Isabella Enstrom to discuss your requirements.

All applicants must be permitted to work in the UK and hold a relevant work permit where necessary.


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