Fabian Demicoli

Invitation: Information Session by ETC on Support/Schemes that help you employ

 GRTU is organising an information session during which the Employment and Training Corporation (ETC) will give a short presentation on support/ schemes for businesses to help them employ.

Venue: GRTU , Valletta
Date: Thursday 15th March
Time: 14.00hrs

 Contact: Abigail at GRTU on 21232881/3 or by email on to reserve a seat

ETC aims to give a helping hand to businesses by subsidising of providing employment without any costs incurred. This means you can employ someone and the full wage is covered by the ETC. During the meeting the topics presented will be:


Employment Aid Programme: supports employers to recruit disadvantaged persons (youths who have not had their first regular employment, persons absent from work and education for 2 years, Any person living as a single adult looking after dependants, Any person who has not attained upper secondary level qualifications and who has been made redundant in the past six months, Any person older than 50 who does not have a job or who is losing his or her job, person with disability). Employers will receive a subsidy equivalent to 50% of the wage costs i.e. half the basic salary excluding bonuses, allowances, commission or overtime together with half the employer's national insurance.

Training Aid Framework: Financial assistance to those companies that invest in the training of their workforce. Training can be in-house or out-sourced and can be given in Malta or abroad through distance learning. The Training can be a course at the University of Malta or at a foreign university. The training can even lead to a PhD. Self-employed persons are eligible.

Work Trial Scheme: The scheme offers businesses the opportunity to evaluate a potential employee prior to employment, facilitating prospective recruitment. 20 hours of work exposure per week, for a maximum of 12 weeks in exchange of work exposure. The advantage to train and mould a potential employee's attitude and behaviour in conformance with the organizational culture. No financial costs are incurred by the employer during the training period, giving them the opportunity to overcome the skills gap by getting jobseekers' skills in line with needs of the company prior committing to employ.

Bridging the gap: The employer interviews and selects the client. The employer will be free from obligation such as National Insurance contributions, wages and sick leave benefits. The employer will have the support of the ETC officials throughout this work-exposure phase.

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