One of the biggest challenges in a student’s journey is the transformational change from a theoretical perspective to that of a practical employee in today’s workplace. This bond between theory and practice – and its relevance - should be laid down for all students to appreciate in the very early stages in today’s developing economy.

The Institute for the Public Services (IPS) confronted this challenge by presenting an attractive opportunity for the student’s journey. In collaboration with the Malta College for Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST), the IPS will be offering the ‘IPS Student Scheme’

IPS Students will have the opportunity of consolidating the theoretical and work placement perspective. It is a package in which the student will have the opportunity to form part of a scheme which provides a generous paid work-placement, in addition to the stipend, and mentoring whilst a full-time IPS Student.
IPS Students reading for the BA (Honours) Procurement and Finance and the BA (Honours) Public Policy and Management will have the opportunity to: 

-Benefit from work-placement within the Malta Public Service throughout the duration of the whole course, which will be directly related to the course in question;
-Receive a suitable remuneration package, apart from the stipend.

The IPS aims at improving the expertise and mindset of students, whilst offering them an opportunity that, upon satisfactory completion of their studies and through the experience gained, they will become full-time employees at managerial levels within the Malta Public Service.

The IPS Student Scheme offers benefits for both the students and Malta Public Service.  Once the new recruits are employed, the Malta Public Service and their employers will save a lot of time and resources in the onboarding process of new Public Officers. This win-win strategy is the key for success. Based on an exercise carried out by IPS to identify vacancies across the Malta Public Service, the main sectors that students are being directed into are in Procurement and Finance, Public Policy and Management.


Applications are currently closed, however should you be interested in future applications for the IPS Student Scheme, you are invited to send us an email on  We will inform you when applications are open.


For more information you are kindly requested to contact the IPS on: 2200 1884 or

The Malta Public Service is waiting for you!