Work experience at BonaFideStudio

Almost since we started in 1999 we decided to develop a work experience scheme for over 18’s to give guidance to students involved in Music and Technology courses so that they can obtain an understanding of how recording and rehearsal studios operate.

What a ‘trainee’ will learn is how a studio runs day to day and the seemingly mundane tasks that make recording and rehearsal sessions run smoothly.

Lots of people who have done work experience with us have come back to work with us in some capacity, or have gone on to get jobs within the industry. We also know a lot of people who have concluded their placement knowing they no longer want to be engineers and have learned that this is not the job for them.


BonaFideStudio offers work experience placements for 6 months minimum, where we will get you involved in most of the day-to-day activities concerned with running a recording and rehearsal studio.

Unfortunately the positions are voluntary and unpaid, 15 hours a week minimum.

In the beginning you will probably not be working in the recording studio or using any of the equipment, however experienced you may consider yourself, so please do not apply if this is your aim.  We also feel that if you work in another studio or operate your own home studio this is not position for you.

After 6 months we may review your post and offer you paid recording sessions (20% from recording rate) but this is not a promise.

While we try to show you the mechanics of how a recording and rehearsal studio works the placement is not a training course. However if the opportunity arises and we feel you are suitable we may try to get you on one of the sessions.

Time permitting, you can have 1-2-1 tutorials with one of our engineers who can offer incredibly good advice about how sessions operate based on their own experience and knowledge.

Some typical tasks include:

– Minding rehearsal rooms

– Some office duties (phone, bookings etc)

– Cleaning (and loads of it!)

– Facing clients and dealing with various requests

– Maintenance

If you get accepted you may find yourself on a long waiting list depending on the studio dynamic. Let us know your availability. Expect long and ungodly hours.

For more information contact us via our website


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