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Free Career Workshop in the UK and Malta



Studying at EC is not just about learning English. You can also acquire valuable experience for your future. We offer free workshops in all our schools and some of these focus on career prospects. Foradvice on CVs and interviews, come to the free lessons held once a month in your school or speak to a member of the academic team.

What can you expect on this course?

Information about finding work in the UK and Malta

Who is allowed to work?

To work in the UK/Malta you must be:

  • - A British/Maltese Citizen
  • - An EEA citizen
  • - A Swiss national

EEA countries are:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

If you are from another country you will need a work permit before you can work in the UK/Malta.

Where are jobs advertised?

  1. a. Local papers often carry adverts for jobs in the ‘classified ads’.
  2. b. Job agencies: To find local agencies near the school ask at reception or search online.
  3. c. Job Centres: These are government-run centres which help people find work.

You can find your local Job Centre at these websites:

  • UK: https://www.gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus
  • Malta: http://www.etc.gov.mt/Index.aspx

 

What is a National Insurance (NI) number?
If you’re employed, you pay tax on your wages through a system called Pay As You Earn (PAYE). Your employer uses this system to deduct Income Tax and National Insurance contributions from your wages before you are paid. You must have a National Insurance number to work in the UK/Malta. It is your own unique, personal account number, and you keep the same one your whole life. It ensures that the National Insurance contributions and tax you pay are properly recorded against your name. 
How do I apply for a National Insurance (NI) number?
To apply for a National Insurance number in the UK, call the Jobcentre Plus on Jobcentre Plus application line
Telephone:          0345 600 0643
Opening hours: Monday - Friday     8am - 6pm
You may be asked to go to an interview and to bring proof of identity i.e passport, driving license.
To apply for a National Insurance number in Malta, visit the Department of Social Security, Dingli Street, Sliema.
Telephone number: (+356) 2590 3000
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 12    1.30pm - 4.30pm (October to mid-June)                          8am - 12pm (mid-June to September)
 
UK (2013) wage per hour:
Age 21 (£6.31) + 18-20 (£5.03) Under 18 (£3.72)               
Malta (2014) wage per week: 
Age  Under 17 (€156.06) 17 (€158.90) 18+ (€165.68)