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Deciding what company you are going to work for and in what industry when the time comes to finding a placement or employment can feel overwhelming. At AVMI you’ll have the opportunity to put your skills to work and immediately make a difference. Although there aren’t many AV specific courses in the UK, there are many technical courses that include modules aligned to the AV sector. We hire graduates that are undertaking degrees in audio recording, music technology, video broadcast, computer programming, electronics and networking to name just a few.
As part of a multi-disciplinary team you will work with engineers and other technical staff to lead AVMI’s technical activities globally. The role will be varied and dynamic and will provide successful candidates with high exposure to workplace technologies that are delivered for some the world’s most renowned brands. You will work through placements in different areas of the business across the 12 month scheme, after which you will be placed within the operations part of the business, working on key projects alongside industry experts.
Making sure you are fully equipped to succeed, we’ll help you build your product, technical and industry knowledge so that you can take your career in the right direction. We’ll assign you a mentor to help guide you and ensure you make the most of the opportunities available. You’ll work one-to-one with your manager and mentor to create clear goals that are achievable, making this an excellent way to discover more about a career in the Audio Visual industry.
The programme is paid and non-rotational, it will last up to 52 weeks. Training will be based in our Sunbury on Thames HQ as well as our client sites. You will also be given training to qualify as a Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®). Alongside training, the scheme has gained appeal due to its unique structure that provides an overview of various roles before committing to one.
If you would like to find out more about our programme or working at AVMI, please get in touch with us here by filling out the contact us form
Mandy started a Film and Video Production Technology course at the University of Surrey in 2017, and has built up her video production skills and broadcast engineering knowledge ever since. She has worked on producing short films, broadcast content as well as doing research on codecs.
After 2 years of studying Mandy was keen to go on placement to obtain work experience. The course she is currently studying has both creative and technical elements, which gives her the flexibility to go in either direction. After attending a presentation by AVMI’s Technical Manager, she decided to apply for the graduate placement at AVMI.
The three-phase placement programme has provided Mandy with a thorough understanding of the project lifecycle as well as giving her a feel for some of the different roles and functions available in the AV industry, an industry which she enjoys and has become quite fond of.
She is currently in the final phase of the placement programme, working in the project engineering team, the area of her choice. Her current responsibilities include designing AV systems for large enterprise businesses, which is helping to strengthen her technical knowledge.
What advice would you give to students wanting to join the AVMI Placement Programme?
"Choosing this placement with AVMI will give you the chance to see the latest technology. There is a solid training plan and strong connection between team members which give some reassurance about fitting into the workplace. The AV industry is perfect for any students keen on learning and developing new skills."