Careers

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 cohort of graduates who are now establishing themselves in the next stages of their careers. Scattered across the Netherlands 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.

Fabian Brummel

After graduating in 2018, Fabian Brummel went straight to Galaxy Studios in Belgium for an intensive internship programme. Before finishing as an intern, he was already offered a permanent position at Galaxy as a full time mix engineer and sound editor. Fabian is currently working mainly in postproduction for some big movie projects.

Janice Wong

Janice Wong graduated in 2018 and continued working as assistant audio engineer at Red Bull Studios Amsterdam. As a freelancer, Janice also performs with singer-songwriters, bands & DJs, composes for advertisements/games/films, works as (online) session cellist (for live performances & remote recordings), arranges strings, records string loops/samples and is busy producing her own music for her latest concept: live cello meditation. She creates cello soundtracks for different moods and emotions, using a loop machine to create low drones and sweeping cello melodies on top. Her debut album, titled Cello Music for Meditation is out now on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp and all major digital channels.

Rudy Mackay

Graduated with distinction, Rudy Mackay is now working full time as a composer, sound designer and mix engineer at his company Audiochef. He composes and does audio postproduction mainly for documentaries, films, television shows and commercials in Audiochef’s dedicated studios, and has won some prices for best sound design. Alongside this, Rudy has been involved in some engineering projects for Metropole Academy (orchestra) and a range of independent artists. He also likes to get up on stage as a vocalist and guitarist, with both his band and artist collaborations.
Bob Varo
Bob Varo is currently working as an independent music producer, record mixer & musician. He gained experience at DAFT Studios and many other recording studios around the world. Bob has already had the honour to work with artists such as Hellyeah, Sigala, Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch) and Madeline Rosene. He is currently making records with and for artists every single day.

 

By day, you’re soaking in the knowledge of industry experts. By night, you practice what you’ve learnt in a playground of high-end studio equipment. What more could you possibly want?

Janice Wong, Amsterdam Graduate 2017

Abbey Road Institute is not a school, it is a high end production studio with a control room full of learners.

Théo Dorey, Amsterdam Graduate 2016

When you come here, it’s all about being eager to learn, put in the time, and believe in what you do. Hard work pays off.

Emiliano Caballero, Lecturer

“Every day spent here felt like I was better than the day before. It is beautiful to think in colours, mix with flavours and develop a unique way to listen and understand music. Abbey Road is all about perspective and attitude, things which are taught so well between the magical walls of the institute“

Stefan Roscovan, Amsterdam Graduate 2017

From the moment I entered Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam it took me a total of 5 minutes to realise that I came to the right place. It has been one of the best experiences, meeting new friends for life from all over the world. You learn so, so much in just 1 year in an incredible environment, which has to be felt to understand.

Fabian Brummel, Amsterdam Graduate 2017