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2nd Call for Applications –

Students' Summer Work Opportunities 2021


The Students' Maintenance Grants’ Board (SMGB) within the Ministry for Education, in collaboration with the Institute for the Public Service within the People and Standards’ Division at the Office of the Prime Minister, are inviting full-time students having finished compulsory secondary education including those in their final year of their studies (Form V/Year 11) to apply for the provision of Summer Work Opportunities for Students 2021.


Who may apply

Full-time students having finished compulsory secondary education, and those currently studying at Post-Secondary and Tertiary Level, including those in the final year of their studies (Form V/Year 11).  


Students following a compulsory placement during the summer period as part of their course of studies are not to submit an application for this scheme.


Students who have already applied for the above scheme do not need to re-apply.


Online Application

Students interested to apply, should submit the online application at and upload the scans of both sides of their Identity Card.  


Students who will finish compulsory secondary education during this current scholastic year are required to submit a declaration from the respective Head of School. Failure to submit the requested information properly, including the requested scans, may disqualify students from the scheme.


Applications will open on Friday 11th June 2021 at noon and will close on Friday 18th June 2021 at noon.


Eligible students will be requested to do an online IQ test following the confirmation of their application.


Work Phases

Following the vetting of their applications, eligible Students will be asked to indicate their preference between the first and second phase (see table below) before taking up the online IQ test. Students may apply for both work phases. Students who may have their work-phase extended upon request from the employer and after approval of the SMGB need to have another Jobsplus Engagement and Termination Form filled in to cover the additional period of work-phase.


Phase 1

12th July 2021 – 6th August 2021

Phase 2

16th August 2021 – 10th September 2021






Remuneration and Entitlement

Remuneration for this work is pegged at an hourly rate of €6.88 in line with basic pay Salary Scale 16 of the Public Service. Students participating in this scheme are entitled for each phase as follows:


 Vacation Leave       

7 hours



Income Supplement 


Sick Leave

2 days on full pay

2 days on half pay




Students are to ensure with their employer that once assigned a job, their employment is registered with Jobsplus via the Engagement Form as per Legal Notice 110/1993.  The Jobsplus Termination Form must be submitted at the end of the summer work.


Failure to register a Commencement or a Termination of a job may result in incorrect data being shown on the Jobsplus Employment History.


Students’ Organisations


The Students’ Maintenance Grants’ Board welcomes applications from students who wish to work for recognised Students’ Organisations in Educational Institutions during Summer.

Students’ Organisations have to be registered with the Students’ Maintenance Grants’ Board as per Registration of Work Provision by Employers (MFED Circular 2021).  Projects need to be approved by the Students’ Maintenance Grants Board as stipulated in the MFED11/2021 Circular for Summer Work Opportunities.


Other Notes:


a.  Please note that students receive the bonus and any other benefits such as vacation leave, sick-leave (against presentation of medical certificate) and income supplement on a pro rata basis.

b. Vacation leave which is not availed of till the end of each work phase is non-refundable.

c.  Non-EU students must check with Jobsplus whether they require a valid permit enabling them to work in Malta.

d. This application form is specifically for the Summer Work Opportunities Campaign and will not be considered for any other scheme.

e.  Students who have just finished compulsory secondary education must have obtained a declaration from the respective Head of School to prove they have finished Form V.

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