Jobs for students

Are you thinking of an English course and a job in Malta?

If you want to study English in Malta you will need to have an adequate budget, as all courses will have to be fully paid up before your arrival.

It’s possible, if you want, to cushion the costs with a part-time job, for example, on afternoons or evenings. This will usually help you speak English even after classes.

If you don’t have a good knowledge of English, part-time work opportunities for students decrease but remain high in the catering industry. In fact, there are many restaurants, bars, pubs or, in any case, jobs for which you don’t need a great knowledge of English.

You can find a part-time work at any time of the year, from March to October the chances are higher because of the high season.
If you are thinking about a job in the catering industry, usually you don’t need a curriculum, it’s enough in 90% of cases to enter and propose yourself.

There are over 600 restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors in Malta and nearly 200 hotels. If you're preparing a curriculum, it’s better to make it short, obviously in English and not necessarily in an European format: in Malta it’s not very widespread.

Better to include a Maltese phone number: buy a phone card as soon as you get to Malta, otherwise few employers will be willing to call you.
Finding a part-time work from your country is almost impossible. You will not find all job offers on internet and above all, no employer will be interested in your "desire to work" if you are not already in Malta and you don’t already have an accommodation . The part-time pay for students is quite low, typically around 4 Euro per hour. With a part time of 5 hours a day, your salary will be, for example, 20 Euros per day.

In a month you will be able to cushion the costs of your course for around 500 Euro. Depending on your skills, you can search and find jobs in many different sectors with a higher pay. Nevertheless, it’s indispensable to be in Malta before looking for a job.


The Labor Market

Malta is one of Europe's States with the lowest unemployment rate, just after Germany and Austria, and the lowest unemployment rate in the Mediterranean.
Contrary to what you think, Malta doesn’t only live in tourism but also and above all in other areas.
There are in fact areas that represent the towing of the whole economy of the country: in addition to tourism and related services such as catering, also financial engineering, e-gaming, transport, pharmaceuticals , The ICT sector, the nautical sector, the training sector, the wholesale trade sector and closely related to import-export, the industrial and handicraft sector, the real estate sales and construction sector, the Naval, air and intermodal transport.
Many of these sectors have had their development thanks to strong incentives that attract foreign investments. Labor costs are in fact lower than in many Euro zone countries, tax incentives are high, plus the political and economic stability is one of the best in Europe.

Foreign companies based in Malta are numerous, so there are numerous employees in every sector and from many States working in Malta.

There are over 30 private employment agencies, companies that deal with selecting staff around the world for companies based in Malta.
The agencies select very "skilled" profiles, which means that for jobs that don’t require special skills you will not need to turn to job agencies to find employment.

However, if your professional profile is high-level and your English language knowledge is high, thanks to the job agencies, you can find high-profile jobs and get paid very well.

Another way to find work is to enroll at ETC, the employment and job placement office. Working in Malta for high-level profiles means finding opportunities for professional growth, good salaries and contracts for an indefinite period from the first moment.