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If you enjoy working with electronics and are interested in music and sound, Sound Enginerring could be the ideal job for you. Within the Sound sector, you would need to have a good sense of hearing. You would also need to understand musical pitch, timing and rhythm. To develop your skills you could start by completing a course at college or university. A different route would be to start as a runner in a recording studio. This would allow you to gain experience and then work your way up to become a studio sound engineer, or higher.

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LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Find out more about the available opportunities available in your area, that you can get involved with, today.

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WORKING OPPORTUNITIES

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NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

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DEGREE COURSES

Having higher education always adds an invaluable contribution to you as an applicant in any search for employment. The ‘education’ section adds 35% of the importance to your CV. If you have an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree you are much more likely to be invited for a job interview. An average cost of an undergraduate degree is £9000 for Home/EU applicants and £11000 for overseas applicants.

Please click on the links below to explore further information:

BEng (Hons) Audio Acoustics
University of Salford

BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering & Design
University of Bolton

MSc Audio Production
University of Salford

APPRENTICESHIPS

Apprenticeship is one of the ways to get into the industry, combining the benefits of university education and full-time employment, while receiving compensation for your work, unlike most internships.
Being an apprentice in an exciting way to receive valuable i
ndustry experience and is a great opportunity to build a strong foundations for your career.

Please click on the links below to explore further information:

Apprenticeships.gov.uk
Government Apprenticeships

Indeed
Sound Apprenticeships in England

National Apprenticeships
Sound Recording and Engineering

NORTH WEST

Events – Visiting some local events can also be useful and educational without having an element of fun taken away. Events are a great way to network and meet other people that are also interested in the same sectors as you and make new friends. Networking can also be a great way to find local job opportunities. There are some exciting events for Film students and enthusiasts across the North West of England, UK.

Please click on the links below to explore further information:

Shure Audio Institute
Live Events, Seminars & more

Sound Women
Women in Sound

Sound Connections
Events, Seminars, Workshops & more

SCHOLARSHIPS

Full-time education requires a large investment. Even though there are instalment payments and student loans available, it may be difficult to come up with large sums or pay off a piling student debt. Being awarded a scholarship looks good on your CV and saves you the trouble of having to give up a slice of your future salary to repay your loan for education. Below are few links that should help you get started on your way with costless education:

SSR
Scholarship and Bursary Programmes

University of Edinburgh
Sound Design Scholarships

Find a PHD or Scholarship
Music, Sound Quality & more

VOLUNTEERING/CASTING

Volunteering is a good way to keep yourself busy and get  local industry experience while studying. Although you don’t get paid, it looks good on your CV and prepares you for paid work. Casting, on the other hand, gives an opportunity to be on the camera and get paid for it, but it is normally a one off or short term opportunity. Nonetheless, it is a good way to practice your acting and get some extra income. Click on the links below to discover more:

Radio Cardiff 97.8 FM
Sound and Jingle Production

Sound Lounge
Training Courses and Volunteering

Music Jobs
Sound Engineers & more

REST OF THE UK

Other than events, there are plenty of film festivals, showcases, workshops, talks, training fairs and open door/walk-in sessions in England. They all offer a great opportunity to combine training, networking and leisure while walking the path towards your dream career. Most of them offer free entrance, which makes it worth your while and hedges you from disappointment.

PSN Audio
Europe – Profressional Audio Training

PLASA Show 2016
Network with 11000 Global Professionals

Shure Audio Institute
Webinars on Audio Basics & more

Some Of The Highest Paying Roles

Forensic Audio | Audio Archiving | Sound Design | Film-Making Sound Editor | Sound University Professor
Sound Production Mixer | Sound Technician | Broadcast Engineer | Dubbing Mixer | Boom Operator