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Work Placements, Internships & Working Experiences in Malta

This programme gives you the opportunity to gain practical work experience which is relevant to your area of study or interest.


Work placements, Internships and Work Experiences all refer to a period of time which a student, recent graduate, or someone looking for a change in their career, spend with an organisation to experience work in general or a particular career path.
There are subtle differences between these terms, but ESE will endeavour to offer you a post related to your area of study or interest and which will help you in any career.   As an ESE student you will benefit from complementary English classes as well as working in an English-speaking work environment.
ESE offers a number of complementary lessons to applicants who take on this package.  These help to help the applicant to settle in to life in Malta, brush up one’s language skills, and give the applicant time to meet new like-minded students who they will be able to spend their time with after work.
  • work in an English-speaking work environment
  • develop your English especially for work purposes
  • improve your presenting &  negotiating skills 
  • write a CV/resume

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Fast Facts

Entry level

B1 / Intermediate level of English

Minimum Age

17 years

Length of Course

Minimum 4 weeks however organisations prefer to only accept students if they are in Malta for a minimum of 10 weeks.

Working hours per week

Approximately 40 hours 

Start date

Throughout the year

English face-to-face tuition


  • 4 weeks: 16 lessons (12 hours) of General English classes
  • 5-9 weeks: 20 lessons (15 hours) of General English classes
  • 10 weeks + 40 lessons (30 hours) of General English classes. Students will normally have one week of English classes at the beginning and one week at the end of their stay.

Application stage

It is important to specify in your application what tasks you will expect to carry out when you are at the organisation.  On receipt of your application, a member of our team will contact you to ask some questions about the said expected tasks and your previous experiences, and will then look for the most suitable organisation to host you. Completed applications for work placements should reach us at least 14 weeks before your preferred arrival date.



No remuneration is usually offered by hosting organisations although students in the Tourism Industry may receive remuneration for stays of 16 weeks or longer.

Which study areas can we cater for?

To date we have placed students in more than 30 areas of study.  The duration of your stay will usually determine the number of tasks that you can carry out (students who are in Malta for only 4 weeks are usually given less demanding tasks than those who are here for stays of more than 10 weeks), however your ability to integrate with the hosting organisation, your subject knowledge, as well as your flair, could also be determining factors in the number of tasks given, however, you should normally expect to be given tasks from the profiles adjacent to the study area:

  • Administration
  • Architecture
  • 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
  • Journalism
  • Legal Assistants
  • Leisure
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Nursing
  • Photography
  • Retail
  • Secretarial Duties
  • Veterinary Assistants
  • Wholesale & Distribution


Participants in this programme can opt to stay in one of ESE’s select self-catering apartment.  You may choose from our Economy, Superior or Superior Plus apartments or stay with one of our carefully selected host-families or even in a hotel studio room or school residence.  

For further information please check out the link: apartments

Working Hours

Applicants should expect to work for 40 hours per week during their stay with the organisation, or as agreed at the initial stages.

Family and Friends

During your work placement you may have family and/or friends who wish to visit you and ESE will gladly arrange their flights and accommodation. Relatives or friends are encouraged to visit you after your first five weeks of internship are over.

Leisure Programme

Whether you are into history or culture or simply enjoy having a good time, Malta’s Mediterranean temperature gives you the opportunity to enjoy the Island to the full.  ESE offers a variety of activities and excursions, but our leisure team will also be happy to help you organise your own.Take advantage of the Maltese weather and location and enjoy many outdoor activities such as horse riding, sailing and scuba diving or ask our team to help you to practise your favourite sport. Alternatively, let the ESE leisure team help you experience the beauty of Malta’s rich and interesting culture and history. At ESE we have a team of friendly and dedicated professionals who can help make your stay a memorable and fulfilling experience while giving you the opportunity to make new friends and practise your English!

What's included in your package?

As a young trainee working abroad, you will benefit from:

  • Return flight (optional)
  • Travel Insurance (optional)
  • Airport Meet and Greet
  • Transfers to and from airport
  • Accommodation as booked
  •  Free WiFi at the main ESE school and Apartments
  • Placement in an industry which is relevant to your chosen career path
  • A number of English lessons (see fast facts)
  • 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

For more information, please send an email to: [email protected]


This package is suitable for students involved in vocational education and training and who wish to attain a Europass Mobility Certificate in conjunction with the Leonardo da Vinci programme.  The package aims to help build a skilled workforce across Europe.

What is your level of English?

Don’t worry – we’ll figure that out for you.


Before arrival you must do the ESE online placement test, which must be submitted at least 7 days before you start your course.  If you do not manage to do your test from home, then you will be will asked to sit for a short placement test on your first day at school.


Our academic staff will ensure that you follow your course at the right language level for you.

English levels chart

Are you interested in this programme?

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