INTERNSHIPS & WORK PLACEMENTS

ZEAL provides the participant a professional work placement in the industry and sector desired in accordance with his/her line of studies. We do this by first understanding the participant’s requirements and desired learning outcomes, hence be able to match the participant to the company offering the most suitable work placement.

ZEAL’s remit does not stop at the sourcing of the work placement but continues to follow up with both the participant and the mentor on a weekly basis throughout the internship period.  The mentor within the host company would be the person who would train, monitor and evaluate the participant’s work, performance and development, so the mentor would be providing Zeal with regular updates and feedback on the participant’s performance and progress.

EThe mentor will also provide the participant with a final evaluation. Based on the outcome of final evaluation by the mentor, Zeal would then present the participant with a certificate of a successful completion of the internship. Business in Malta is generally conducted in the two official languages of the Island being Maltese and English, therefore a good level of English language (minimum B2 of spoken and written English) is required.

Most sectors would require a minimum internship duration of 2 months. More specialised sectors such as law, engineering, nursing, laboratory and management, would require an internship of a minimum of 3 months. Internships of less than 2 months could involve more job shadowing and on the job training, than hands on work experience.

Erasmus + Program

Organisations wanting to participate in Erasmus+ may engage in a number of development and networking activities, including strategic improvement of the professional skills of their staff, organisational capacity building, and creating transnational cooperative partnerships with organisations from other countries in order to produce innovative outputs or exchange best practices.

In addition, organisations facilitate the learning mobility opportunities for students, education staff, trainees, apprentices, volunteers, youth workers and young people.

The benefits for involved organisations include an increased capacity to operate at an international level, improved management methods, access to more funding opportunities and projects, increased ability to prepare, manage, and follow-up projects, as well as a more attractive portfolio of opportunities for learners and staff at participating organisations.
The aim of Erasmus+ is to contribute to the Europe 2020 strategy for growth, jobs, social equity and inclusion, as well as the aims of ET2020, the EU’s strategic framework for education and training.

Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, and gain experience abroad.

Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ doesn’t just have opportunities for students. Merging seven prior programmes, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organisations.

Detailed information on these opportunities, including eligibility criteria, is available in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide. An indicative funding guide for some centralised opportunities is also available.
For nearly 30 years, the EU has funded the Erasmus programme, which has enabled over three million European students to spend part of their studies at another higher education institution or with an organisation in Europe.
Erasmus+ brings such opportunities to all – students, staff, trainees, teachers, volunteers and more. It’s not just about Europe or Europeans either – with Erasmus+, people from all over the world can access opportunities.

Specific issues tackled by the programme include:

  • Reducing unemployment, especially among young people

  • Promoting adult learning, especially for new skills and skills required by the labour market.

  • Encouraging young people to take part in European democracy Supporting innovation, cooperation and reform

  • Reducing early school leaving

  • Promoting cooperation and mobility with the EU’s partner countries