Apprenticeships


Apprenticeships are the key to a highly skilled workforce. Apprentices learn through a combination of on-the-job and off-the-job training. While on-the-job, they work with other people that already form part of your team. An apprenticeship gives you an opportunity to train prospective employees. 

 

On the other hand, off-the-job training is provided for these apprentices by vocational education and training institutions like MCAST or ITS.

 
 
Which occupations are offered under the apprenticeship scheme?
 

Apprenticeships are available across a wide range of industries and provide excellent career prospects to apprentices.

 
Two different levels are available:
 
 
 
 
How do I go about recruiting an apprentice?
 
Contact us and we will assist you by submitting suitable candidates for interviewing.
 
 
Overtime
 
Apprentices are eligible to work overtime provided the necessary consent is provided by ETC. This will ascertain that the extra hours will not influence badly on the time the apprentice needs to either rest or study. Overtime rates are those applicable to full-time employees performing the same job. No overtime rate is to be worked out on a wage below the National Statutory minimum wage. Overtime of apprentices below 18 years of age is regulated by LN 440 of 2003.
 
 
What would be expected from me as an employer?
 
That you provide the necessary hands-on experience for the apprentices to acquire competence in the area of specialisation being followed. The training should be given under supervision of trained personnel.
 
 
 
How long will the apprenticeship last?
 
The duration of apprenticeship varies between 18 months up to 36 months.
 
 
 
What happens after the apprenticeship?
 
As an employer you are not obliged to retain the apprentice as a full time employee subsequent to the apprenticeship. However several employers feel that the most appropriate decision would be to employ the apprentices as full time employees after investing in their training and formation. 

 

Contact Information

By telephone: 22201 302 , 8, 9, 10

By email: apprentice.etc@gov.mt