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Placement Title:Project Support Trainee/s: Pre and Post Award Phase
Host Organisation Name:University of Malta - Project Support Office, Finance
Placement Description:During the placement period, the selected candidate/s shall report to dedicated Project Support managers or their duly appointed delegate(s) and will be expected to:

• Familiarise him/herself with regulations of the funding bodies and UM policies;

• Assist with the drafting of budgets of new project proposals and coordinating the collation of information for the review of such proposals prior to submission of application;

• Ensure the relevant documentation of any project proposal is adequately kept so as to serve as a basis for documentation once the project is awarded;

• Ensure the smooth transition of projects from their acceptance at the pre-award phase to the commencement at the post-award phase;

• Carry out assigned administrative and financial tasks in relation to the projects;

• Deal with the day-to-day correspondence relating to the assigned projects;

• Check and process time sheets of staff working on the assigned projects;

• Check and process purchase orders and invoices representing project expenditure;

• Maintain the necessary project documentation, including procurement documents and invoices, the upkeep of the project files as per programme manual and University policies;

• Be pro-active and keep abreast with developments in the relevant funding rules and regulations;

• Assist in the preparation of progress reports, claims and any other project related reports;

• Assist the Project Support team and the academics during project audits and on-the-spot checks;

Attend any training as may be provided by the Project Support Office or the University in general from time to time; and

Undertake any other tasks, which may be assigned by the respective line manager or his/her delegate.

Application Deadline: 13th October 2020.
Requirements:The selected candidate/s must be enthusiastic, hard-working, positive, open-minded, and reflective individuals with a strong willingness to learn who are seeking to develop a career in the management and administration of externally funded projects.

Prospective candidates must be reading for a degree in Accountancy/ Finance/ Commerce/ European Studies/ Management
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Placement Title:Trainee - Education
Host Organisation Name:Institute for the Public Services
Placement Description:Trainees will be working on the STEM subject assigned, to assist in facilitating student learning and achievement. To accomplish this the applicant will be requested to assist in the planning and preparation of effective lessons and adequate assessment tasks to gauge student understanding and provide feedback to promote further learning.

NB: This is a part-time employment and DOES NOT constitute of any type of work-placement as part of the UM course.
Requirements:Target Audience: Students reading for a MQF level 7 (in the below sectors) by research. Sectors:






Graphical Communication

Home Economics


Integrated Science


Physical Education



Engineering Technology

Health and Social Care

Information Technology

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Placement Title:IOS Developer
Host Organisation Name:Endeavour Internet Business Solutions Ltd
Placement Description:We are looking for one or more developers with experience in IOS Mobile application development. Knowledge of Java and Android would be a great asset.

We require to develop applications in this environment to complement similar systems developed in android or work with our own servers.
Requirements:Knowledge of IOS and Mobile development are a must.

The selected student needs to be organized and hard working, able to put in the effort to achieve the highest standards.

The selected student must be able to work with little supervision and to propose ideas and participate in the creative process.

He/she must show initiative, enthusiasm and motivation.

He/She must possess good personal traits such as honesty, loyalty and good grooming as these reflect on the employer.
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Placement Title:Researcher - User Experience
Host Organisation Name:Blexr Ltd.
Placement Description:The UX Research selected candidate will be responsible for assisting the team in conducting user research to identify users needs and preferences on the site.

The selected candidate will support the team by designing and executing research studies, including usability tests and heuristic evaluations; Turn findings into meaningful results, write actionable reports and share these results with a variety of audiences. Champion user research throughout the company and contribute to making it an essential process for improvement and innovation.


Be the voice of the user by developing an in-depth understanding of the core problems our users are trying to solve, and then use that knowledge to drive a better experience.

Work closely with interaction designers on the user-centered design process to rapidly create and iterate through sketches and wireframes.

Quickly validate multiple ideas through fast-time prototyping and testing

Identify our users, as well as their goals, tasks, motivations, and expectations.

Collaborate with creative, product, and technical teams.

Sell your results to internal stakeholders through storytelling, data-driven visualizations, and evidence-based design principles.
Requirements:Candidates need to be majoring in Cognitive or Experimental Psychology, Human Factors/Human Computer Interaction, UX/UI Design, Cognitive Science or a related field.

Proficiency in PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, and statistical software package (SPSS, R Research, Stata).

Proficient in research methodologies; can design, conduct, and analyse surveys, interviews, and other types of psychological research.

Detailed-oriented, analytical, and results-driven with the ability to make decisions based on empirical data.

You have empathy for customer needs and you strive to improve customer experience.

Outstanding verbal / written communication and organizational skills.

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment as well as adapt to continually changing priorities.

Fluent in English.
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Placement Title:Software Developer
Host Organisation Name:CS Technologies International LTD
Placement Description:CS Technologies International provides bespoke software systems to a diverse portfolio of clients across Europe.

We are offering a number of University students the possibility of applying their academic knowledge in the context of real-world projects, as well as the opportunity to garner experience in a cutting-edge software development environment.

Successful candidates will be mentored by a team of professionals, and will be in-line for the opportunity of career progression beyond the placement period and after graduating.
Requirements:Following an ICT, Engineering or related degree.
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Placement Title:Market Researcher (ref. 201909MR005)
Host Organisation Name:EMCS Ltd. Msida Skatepark
Placement Description:You will work flexible hours, on a part-time / casual basis. You will carry out data inputting and telephone surveys.
Requirements:3rd/4th Year students studying Management and Marketing
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Placement Title:Finance Placements
Host Organisation Name:Debono Group
Placement Description:The selected candidate will perform tasks pertaining to finance and accounting, including but not limited to: bank reconciliations, posting of invoices, administrative duties, credit control, preparation of accounts up to management accounts.
Requirements:Prospective candidates need to be following a tertiary degree course in accountancy.
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Placement Title:Junior Developer
Host Organisation Name:AIS Software
Placement Description:Assist in the design, development, and maintenance of software for a variety of applications.

Troubleshoot and diagnose problems related to an existing enterprise systems, and/or new systems, environments, and technology.

Design, implement, and unit test application / system components.

Provide assistance to other agile team members in researching and answering technical questions.

Participate in agile development.
Requirements:English speaking with some knowledge in: Visual Studio 2010 or higher.

NET framework, including Visual Studio, ASP.NET

Development experience utilizing C#
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