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Why Work and Study English in Malta? Learn more about our Work Placement package
At ESE (Malta), our main goal is to help students achieve their English language goals. Not only does the school provide language courses, but also the opportunity to work in an English-speaking work environment, develop your English especially for work purposes, and improve your presentational and negotiating skills. In this post, the Work Placement package offered by ESE will be outlined.
What is the ESE Work Placement Package?
In short, this package refers to work placements, internships and work experiences which are usually offered to bona fide students or recent graduates (not longer than 12 months since graduation). Anyone enrolled in this programme is given the opportunity to experience working with an organisation related to their area of interest. In addition, the package includes complimentary English classes, allowing participants to settle in Malta, practise their English skills and make new friends they can spend time with after work.
How long is the work placement?
Work placements should be a minimum of 4 weeks long, which include 16 lessons (12 hours) of General English classes. However, staying 10 weeks is often preferred. In this case, students may have 40 English lessons (30 hours) – that is, 20 during their first week in Malta as well as 20 in the last week. The minimum English level required for this programme is B1 (Pre-Intermediate).
Students are expected to work approximately 40 hours per week. Henceforth, the duration of the stay often determines the number of tasks to be carried out. Not to mention, those who stay in Malta for 4 weeks are usually given fewer demanding tasks compared to those staying 10 weeks or more.
What study-areas are catered for?There have been more than 30 areas of study in which students have been placed. These include, but are not limited to the following:
- Auto Mechanics
- Beauty Therapy and Hair Dressing
- Childcare & Teaching Assistants
- Coaching Assistants in various Sport Disciplines
- Dental Assistants
- Electrical Technical Assistants
- Fashion Design
- Graphic & Web Design
- Hospitality & Hotel Management
- International Trade
- Information Technology
- Legal Assistants
- Secretarial Duties
- Veterinary Assistants
- Wholesale & Distribution
What is included in the package?Interns are usually young adults – in fact, the minimum age requirement is 17 years. All things considered; you will benefit from:
- Return flight (optional)
- Travel Insurance (optional)
- Airport Meet and Greet
- Transfers to and from airport
- Accommodation as booked
- Free Wi-Fi at the main ESE school and Apartments
- Placement in an industry which is relevant to your chosen career path
- Complimentary English lessons
- Induction session during the first week of your package
- Personalised attention from your supervising work placement officer/s
- Final leaving certificate stating level achieved during the work placement
- Progress report
- Medical doctor (against a fee)24/7
- Welfare support
Accommodation options include ESE’s Economy. Superior, or Superior Plus self-catering apartments.
Below is a list of our apartments:
Besides, students may also wish to stay with a carefully selected Host Family, at one of our 3- and 4-star hotels, as well as the ESE Residence located within the St. Julian’s school.
How do I apply?
It is of utmost importance that applicants specify what tasks they expect to carry out at the given organisation. Once applications are received, a member of the ESE team will contact you and ask you about the said expected tasks as well as about previous experiences. Following, the team will help search for the organisation which best suits your needs to host you.
Completed applications must be submitted at least 14 weeks prior to your chosen date of arrival in Malta.
What have past trainees said about this package?
In March/April 2019 I had a 3-week work placement as a group leader with ESE. It was the best time of my life! I had a good time with my colleagues, improved my English and definitely fell in love with Malta!
I will come back as often as I can!
Melina Plomtizer, Germany
I went to ESE Malta for my Internship. I worked 4 days a week and went to ESE once a week. After 5 months I passed my internship and went home with a C1 certificate. I had the best time of my life! So many international friends, cultures, and of course great parties!
Dino Smalbrugge, The Netherlands
For more information, please send an email to: [email protected] or visit our Work Placement course page.