An apprenticeship is a fantastic combination of both theoretical learning and industry-based training preparing the student to develop the right technical competences through real work experience. In fact, it provides the opportunity for students to bridge theory with practice by mixing on-the-job training with classroom learning. The Apprenticeship Scheme allows for vital authentic industry-based training within an authentic workplace environment. This scheme offers the student to engage with the respective employers and achieve the right skills and expertise that are required in today’s developing economy. 

Students who join the Apprenticeship Scheme will be employed on a definite contract throughout their course within the Malta Public Service. The employment opportunity provided will be one that is of essence and relates to the respective course. A supervisor will be allocated with each apprenticeship in order to mentor and monitor the daily work being carried out. Students will be required to work twice a week during scholastic year and a full week during Christmas, Easter and Summer Recess. This working schedule is in line with MCAST regulations and the Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship Act.

Vacancies are regularly issued on the MCAST vacancies portal during February and March of each scholastic year. In some circumstances, apprenticeship opportunities may be available throughout the scholastic year.