Career Opportunities

Forge your career path at Abbey Road Institute!

Graduating from Abbey Road Institute will put you in prime position to prepare you for the next step in your career. The skills, knowledge and creativity you’ll develop with us, mean that you’ll have opportunities available to you that you wouldn’t be able to access anywhere else.

Our graduates are highly sought after and progress onto a range of different careers within the audio and recording industry.

These are just a selection of the types of roles open to our graduates:

Producer
Recording Engineer/Mixer
Studio Manager
Production Assistant
Runner
Sound Engineers
Sound Designer
Technician
Assistant Engineer
Audio Engineer for video and moving image
Live Sound Engineer
Post Production Engineer
Musician
Programmer

Where are our graduates now?

We’re extremely proud of our first cohort of students who graduated in September and are now establishing themselves in the next stages of their careers. Scattered across the UK and Europe, in a range of different roles, from producers and engineers to undertaking internships, our alumni are working in studios and for a range of businesses in the music and cultural sectors.

Debbie Melliard
Debbie recently secured a job at Metropolis Studios as a runner. Longer term: ‘My rather ambitious hope for the future is to be a music producer, in the Sylvia Massy sense, so anything that leads to that! I’ve also put my name down to volunteer at Music Producers’ Guild events, which will give me some experience in live AV work, and puts me in a room full of music producers, which can’t be a bad thing.’

Gianluca Massimo
Within 6 months from graduating Gianluca has been working on a number of different projects.  He started out at Fossil Studios before moving to take on projects at London’s renowned AIR Studios and Britannia Row Productions.  His first couple of recording sessions at AIR were soundtracks for two upcoming films.

Nash Patel
Since graduating Nash has been undertaking an internship at Denmark Street Studio, run by Guy Katsav, who also guest lectures at the Institute.

Chris Cook
Chris is juggling two jobs, working both at Abbey Road Institute as a technician (a role we offer to one graduate each year) as well as at Sontronics, a microphone company as the product specialist. Alongside this Chris is working as a freelance audio engineer with plans to build his own studio in Dorset.

It’s a unique experience in so many ways, the location, the calibre of guest lecturers and access to Abbey Road studios for classes is pretty amazing. There aren't many places you get to record a full orchestra!

Jason O’Bryan

Come with an open mind and a voracious appetite to soak up the magic! Be prepared to work hard - you’ll get out what you put in.

Ian Ramage, Lecturer

There is surely no better place to be when you are studying music production and sound engineering!

Tori Sunnucks, Graduate 2016

On the first day of the course it was clear that I had found my tribe; we’re like a family, and it’s uncanny how everyone gets on creatively.

Deborah Melliard, Graduate 2016