SME Chamber

Meeting Notice: Employment Grants

 For a company investing in human resources is highly important however during rough times this important aspect tends to be marginalized.

GRTU always believed in the importance of training weather in Malta or abroad. A company wishing to be prepared to face the challenges of today's world – competition, globalization and the international recession should invest in more knowledge, skills and qualifications.

With this in mind GRTU together with ETC and Malta Enterprise are holding an information session to launch the latest employment schemes. These schemes, we feel, will help companies in finding the right person with less expense.

The schemes that will be presented are as follows:

Training Aid Framework

ETC will be giving financial assistance to those companies and self-employed persons 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. 

Each company will be eligible for a maximum of €250,000 each year. The eligible costs will be explained during the seminar and will cover both the trainee and the trainers` associated costs.

The ETC will reimburse up to 80% of the eligible costs

Employment Aid Programme -EAP

The Employment Aid Programme is aimed at jobseekers that are in a disadvantaged situation due to their life circumstances. Through this programme, ETC will provide financial assistance to those employers who opt to employ these persons. 

The financial assistance will be in the form of a generous subsidy in the salary of these individuals, as well as in the employer's contribution to the employee's National Insurance. 

This subsidy will be given for a number of months, and in the case of companies who employ persons with disability this will be given for three whole years. 

Eligible applicants cover all employers, including a partnership, company, associations and other body persons, whether vested with legal personality or not and are recruiting NEW employees eligible to participate in the programme.

Date and time will be announced shortly. For early registration contact Ms. Abigail Mamo on 21232881/3 or  


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