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Traineeship Scheme

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 14 to 16 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, payable by Jobsplus for every hour attended, which is calculated on the national minimum wage. 

Current Traineeships

Name of Scheme:

Target Audience

Traineeship Office Procedures

Persons interested in working as clerks, administration, coordinators, secretaries and other similar occupations.

Traineeship Process Manufacturing

Persons interested in working as assemblers, factory operators, packers and other similar occupations.

Traineeship Sales Techniques

Persons interested in working as sales and marketing assistants, promoters and resellers and other similar occupations.

Traineeship Life Skills for the Work Environment

Irrespective of the area that the on-the-job training focuses on, this traineeship offers customer care and personal and social skills off-the-job training.

The Traineeship Scheme forms part of the Training for Employment project, which is co-financed by the European Social Fund 2014-2020.  


Eligibility Criteria

  • Trainees:  Traineeship schemes will be made available for both registered unemployed persons and inactive job seekers;
  • Employers:  All public and private entities, including NGOs.

General Rules

  • Trainees cannot be placed with a former employer;
  • In exceptional cases and subject to Jobsplus’ approval, trainees may be allowed to participate more than once in order to try a different traineeship that might better suit their skills. In such circumstances the trainee will be asked to change the occupation preference;
  • The number of trainees that can be placed with any one employer will be capped by Jobsplus at its own discretion and subject to the number of trainees an employer retained in employment at the end of the scheme.


Applications (including all documentation) are to be submitted by post or by hand to:

Training Complex
Traineeship Unit
Hal Far Road
Hal Far BBG 3000

Contact Details

Telephone of person responsible: 22201625

Email address of person responsible:

Generic telephone numbers: 22201635/ 22201636/ 22201637/ 22201638

Generic email address: