Working in Malta Tips and Advice for foreigners who’d like to work in Malta
Tips and Advice for foreigners who’d like to work in Malta
Working in Malta is not that easy, since the majority of jobs in Malta are targeted towards Maltese nationals.
However, since Malta joined the European Union in 2004, things have become somewhat easier for a foreigner to find work in Malta.
This is especially true if you come from another EU country.
Employment in Malta is very competitive and you will often find many applicants applying for the same job.
What makes it even harder for foreigners to secure a job is the fact that ALL foreigners (even those hailing from EU countries) have to apply for a work permit.
The work permit is ONLY given if you already have an offer of employment.
Your chances to find work in Malta will improve if you have extensive experience in that particular niche you’re applying for.
Fluency in English will also help. Of course it’s easier to secure a job if you speak Maltese.
A lot of foreigners working in Malta usually start out working in the Tourism and Service industries. You may also find job opportunities in IT and manufacturing.
Over recent years, the online gambling industry has experienced a huge period of growth and you can also find quite a few openings in this industry.
Most job openings are advertised in the local newspapers, namely on the Times of Malta.
Another good place to look for job opportunities is the ETC Malta website. The ETC (Employment and Training Corporation) has many other valuable resources that could come in handy for job seekers. You can visit their website here.
When applying for a job in Malta, make sure to include a covering letter and a curriculum vitae (CV). Copies of certificates and references should also be included if applicable.
Usually, your potential employer will highlight how he or she would like to receive prospective applications, i.e. if handwritten or typed, by post or email.
The standard CV used in Malta is the European format which is usually made up of two pages.
In the Curriculum Vitae, you should of course include your personal details, education and job expertise details. Also include any other skills that you might have, which could be beneficial to your prospective employer.