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Career Development


For those seeking to delve more into what Malta can offer in terms of career development, this page should be your starting point towards your development and growth in Malta.

You may visit the EURAXESS centralised portal for further information in relation to Career Development.





The Traineeship Scheme is intended to provide jobseekers with initial vocational training (pre-employment training) that will help individuals obtain the knowledge, skills and competence required to find and retain employment. Traineeships are based on the dual system of vocational training providing a combination of on-the-job and off-the-job training. The programmes offered are labour market driven, whereby the job preferences of the jobseekers are matched with the requests made by employers participating in the scheme. The duration of a traineeship is determined by the content of the theoretical programme and the hands on training required to meet the objectives.

The duration of a traineeship varies between 10 to 26 weeks, on an average of 40 hours/week. The theoretical tuition will be delivered by Jobsplus at its training complex and/or by any other approved entity whilst the on-the-job training will take place at the employer’s premises with whom the trainee is placed. The classroom training programmes are recognised by the NCFHE and pegged at respective levels with the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF). In turn their classification level obtained depends upon the area of study. Participants are paid a training allowance throughout the traineeships, which is calculated on the national minimum wage.

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In addition, the University of Malta also provides various training opportunities for researchers.


It is important that cross-fertilisation of knowledge between business and academia is supported. Nurturing a researcher pool with awareness, expertise and experience in both camps is therefore an important objective which benefits both the individual’s career path as well as further industry development.

Malta has welcomed many companies from a wide range of sectors including light and heavy engineering, electronic components and assembly, plastics, pharmaceuticals, software and textiles. Because of the high English and Italian literacy, Maltese banks are becoming popular to provide offshore banking services.

Investors have realised that although there are cheaper foreign direct investment locations, Malta has definite advantages in terms of quality, rapid product turnover, short but specialised production runs, product development and sales and marketing into Europe and North Africa.

Malta Enterprise has develeped various incentives for the promotion and expansion of industry and the development of innovative enterprises.

Malta Enterprise provides incentives for enterprises demonstrating commitment towards growth, an increase in value added and employment. Enterprises engaged in manufacturing, ICT development activities, call centers, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, aviation and maritime services, education and training, logistics and more may benefit from these incentives.





Skill supply and demand up to 2025

  • Between now and 2025:
    • Employment is forecast be fairly stable, close to or slightly above its current level.
    • Most employment growth will be in business and other services.
    • Most job opportunities, around 26%, will be for professionals (mainly business and other professionals).
    • Around 39% of the labour force will have high-level qualifications, compared to 28% in 2013.