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Q. What do I need to do to register for work for the first time?

Q. I used to register for work in the past and then stopped. What do I need to do to start registering again?

Q. I have just returned from working abroad. What do I need to do to register?

Q. What happens if my former employer does not send the termination form by the time I want to register for work?

Q. I am already in employment, but wish to find another job. Can I register for work?

Q. I am working my notice period, what should I do?

Q. I am 16 years old and I am not interested in furthering my studies. Can I register for work?

Q. I have just terminated my employment as self-employed. What do I need to do?

Q. I am a full-time student studying in Malta. In winter I am busy studying but in summer I wish to work. How can you help me?

Q. How do I find out which social benefits I am entitled to?

Q. What happens if I am unwell and unable to attend an appointment with the Employment Advisor or any other activation measures such as training and schemes?

Q. What shall I do if I have an important appointment on the day that I am supposed to meet with my Employment Advisor?

Q. What happens when I change address?

Q. What if I am on probation in my new job?

Q. What if I want to attend a course offered by a private institution?

Q. What shall I do if I find employment?

Q. How do I get to Jobsplus offices?

Q. How can I apply for a course offered by Jobsplus?

Q. I would like to find a job within the EU what should I do?


Q. What do I need to do to register for work for the first time?

A. Upon first time registration the individual is required to visit one of Jobsplus Job Centres (click here for more information). Residents in Gozo can register at the Jobsplus Centre in St. Francis Square, Victoria

Opening hours are between 08:00hrs to 12:00hrs and between 13:30 hrs to 15:00 hrs from Monday and Thursday, and between 8:00 hrs and 12:00 hrs on Fridays (1st October to 30th June) and from 08:00hrs to 12:00hrs from Monday to Friday (1st July to 30th September).

Persons with a disability should register at the Lino Spiteri Foundation (LSF) Centre, St Louis Street, Msida

Upon registration the presentation of the following documents is required:

  • Your Identity Card;
  • Parents' Consent Form (for the registration of minors under 18 years of age);
  • The National Insurance Card (which can be obtained from any branch office of the Department of Social Security);
  • Any certificates of qualifications together with your personal curriculum vitae (CV);
  • The termination form of your previous employment (if available).

Q. I used to register for work in the pas and then stopped. What do I need to do to start registering again?

A. The prospective registrant should visit one of Jobsplus’ job centres.

Q. I have just returned from working abroad. What do I need to do to register?

A. In this eventuality the first time registration procedure must be followed and the passport and/or air tickets should be presented. 

Q. What happens if my former employer does not send the Termination Form by the time I want to register for work?

A. In case where any past employers fail to send in the termination form(s), it is highly recommended that registration on Part 2 of the register is made. Subsequently Jobsplus shall contact any former employer(s) to submit the termination form(s).

Q. I am already in employment, but wish to find another job. Can I register for work?

A. Yes. Jobsplus offers the possibility to individuals who are already in employment to register for alternative or additional employment. Registration can be made in person through the job centres or electronically through an email to records.jobsplus@gov.mt (copies of qualifications, a list of work preferences and copy of the Curriculum Vitae should be attached to the said email). Renewal of the online registration is required every three months; alternatively this can be made through the Job Centres.

Registration for part-time employment can also be made through the closest job centre or electronically by sending a detailed CV (which includes all the qualifications of the individual), scanned copies of qualifications (if any), together with a list of work preferences to part-time.jobsplus@gov.mt. Registration must be renewed once every three months through the same process mentioned above. 

Q. I am working my notice period, what should I do?

A. During the notice period an individual is required to register on Part 3 since s/he would still be considered as employed. This can be done in person through the job centres or electronically through an email to records.jobsplus@gov.mt (copies of qualifications, a list of work preferences and copy of the Curriculum Vitae should be attached to the said email). Upon completion of the notice period, the individual can register on the Unemployment Register (please see the details in the first question). 

Q. I am 16 years old and I am not interested in furthering my studies. Can I register for work?

A. Young persons who do not fall under compulsory school age (‘… a person shall be deemed to be of compulsory school age if he has attained the age of five years and has not attained the age of sixteen years or has not yet completed the last year of secondary school. Chapter 327, Education Law) are eligible to register as of the end of the Year 11 (Form 5) scholastic year.

Q. I have just terminated my employment as self-employed. What do I need to do?

A. A previously self-employed individual must provide the de-registration form, obtainable from the VAT Department. Persons who worked as self-employed in the fishing/agricultural industry must provide the necessary documents from the Department of Fisheries or Agriculture. Other persons who are in other businesses must present the said documents obtainable form the Department of Trade or from the relevant authority.

  • Note: If these documents are unavailable, registration is still recommended, as guided by the registration officers.
  • A person cannot transfer permits to his/her next of kin. 

Q. I am a full-time student studying in Malta. In winter I am busy studying but in summer I wish to work. How can you help me?

A. The summer holidays are a good opportunity to acquire work experience as this will facilitate the transition from formal education to the working life. One may register for summer work by visiting one of our job centres or by sending an email together with a copy of his/her qualifications, a list of work preferences of work and CV to records.jobsplus@gov.mt. Renewal can take place at the job centres or online. University students who have completed their final exams during the scholastic year and present their examination schedule will be eligible to register on Part 1 upon signing a declaration and present proof from the stipends office that any stipends and grants have been cancelled. This also applies to university students who resign from their course. 

Q. How do I find out which social benefits I am entitled to?

A. Queries on social benefits should be addressed to the Department of Social Security. Following registration with Jobsplus, the registrant is required to visit the closest office of this department to obtain information and apply for social benefits. 

Q. What happens if I am unwell and unable to attend an appointment with the Employment Advisor or any other activation measures such as training and schemes?

A. Registration for work implies that you are actively seeking employment. During this time, Jobsplus will do its utmost to assist you in finding suitable employment. You will periodically be asked you to attend activation measures such as interviews, meetings and   training. If you refuse active measures such as job offers, training, and schemes, and you do not actively seek employment or participate in training and do not reach the quota agreed upon, this will show that you are no longer interested in seeking employment and consequently we will remove your name from the unemployment register. We kindly ask you to attend all appointments that you are notified of.  This is also applicable in case where you had applied for the Training being offered out of your own initiative.  Anyone who is in breach of the above will be called to Jobsplus offices in Hal Far to fill in a Justification Form to sustain one’s reasons with relevant evidence in a stipulated time frame. Every medical certificate (when failing to attend a Jobsplus Activation Measure) needs to be stamped by the Department of Social Security within ten working days from date of examination.

Q. What shall I do if I have an important appointment on the day that I am supposed to meet with my Employment Advisor?

A. If the individual must attend an important appointment such as a medical appointment, a court/tribunal hearing or a job interview s/he is required to call to Jobsplus offices in Hal Far to fill in a Justification Form sustaining one’s reason by providing any relevant evidence in a stipulate time frame. 

Q. What happens when I change address?

A. In this instance, the registrant is simply required to notify the details of such change at one of the Job Centres whereby he/she will be requested to present the Identity Card with the new address.

Q. What if I am on probation in my new job?

A. If the client is on probation s/he is still required to notify Jobsplus a day before the start of the new job through the submission of the Declaration of Employment (Jobsplus 34-Orange Form).  This would have been supplied upon first time registration; alternatively it can be collected from any Job Centre or downloaded from the Jobsplus website (the following links enable access to the form)Meanwhile, the respective employer is legally bound to submit an engagement form to Jobsplus upon the employment of the registrant. If during the probation period either party wishes to terminate employment, the client is able to continue registering for work normally. 

Q. What if I want to attend a course offered by a private institution?

A. A declaration by the institution offering the training shall be supplied to Jobsplus in order for you to provide evidence to your Employment Advisor showing your efforts to enhance your skills to become more employable. 

Q. What shall I do if I find employment?

A. A registered unemployed person who has found employment must fill the Declaration of Employment (Jobsplus 34-Orange Form) and send it to the Jobsplus Justification Unit in Hal Far or to the Gozo Centre. This form can be obtained either from Jobsplus outposts or downloaded from the website. 

Q. How do I get to Jobsplus offices?

A. Reference is made to the "Office Locations" section of our website. 

Q. How can I apply for a course offered by Jobsplus?

A. Reference is made to the website, or to any of the Job Centres or alternatively remote communication can be made by sending an email to training.jobsplus@gov.mt or dialling 22201610/ 22201611/ 22201614 . 

Q. I would like to find a job within the EU what should I do?

A. If the client is interested in employment within the EU, the European Employment Services (EURES) is able to provide the necessary assistance.  The client is encouraged to contact the EURES Malta team on eures.jobsplus@gov.mt or freephone 8007 6505.  The EURES Malta team provides assistance to navigate through the EURES portal, search for a potential job, supply information about living and working conditions in the preferred country of destination and provide contact with one of the 1000 advisors all over the EU.