MITA will soon be launching this year’s with hundreds of #ICT
students ready for recruitment
Who can Apply?
All employers who can offer a meaningful ICT work experience to students, whether operating in the ICT industry or any other industry which utilise technology. Employers can be coming from private sector, public administration and the voluntary sector.
Which students participate in the programme?
Students eligible to participate include all students studying ICT or related subjects. The minimum entry level is for students who have completed 2nd year 6th Form (and awaiting examination results), as well as those students who have finished their 2nd year Diploma.
Why should my organisation participate?
Students bring fresh and innovative ideas into your organisation, are very adaptable as they are still in the learning process and are used to overcome challenges regularly due to new assignments and exams. Students should be considered long-term assets with the possibility of lessening the need of training and cutting down on recruitment costs once they graduate and become permanent employees. Hiring students increases productivity as current tasks can be assigned to them leaving your full-time employees able to focus on the more essential tasks.
What are the financial benefits?
MITA will reimburse all employers after the students’ completion of the summer placement at the hourly rate established by the Students’ Maintenance Grants Board. For employers who operate in the private sector MITA will reimburse 50% of the students’ basic salary. For employers who operate in the public administration and voluntary sector, MITA will reimburse 100% of the students’ basic salary. Important to note that students are entitled to pro-rata vacation leave, sick leave and Government bonuses – these are covered by the employer.
How to apply?
Application is done in two simple steps . Download the Letter of Intent from here and fill it in accordingly. Once applications open you will be able to apply directly from this page by clicking on the Apply Now button. You will be redirected to our online application form where you will find further instructions. One of the fields in the Form will prompt you to upload your Letter of Intent.
When will the placements take place?
The student placements run for 11 weeks during the summer period starting in July for a total of 330 hours.