Malta's labour market requires a high number of engineers, of various disciplines, in all kinds of industries every year. In this article, we will discuss how to find engineering jobs in Malta and the average salary for different engineering specialists.
Below are some steps you can follow to find an engineering job in Malta:
The first step in finding an engineering job is to identify what you expect from an employer. If you know exactly what you are looking for, you can narrow your search. Think about what remuneration you want and what kind of benefits you want. Think about the type of work environment you prefer. If flexible working hours and telecommuting are essential, you can narrow your search based on these criteria.
Professional engineering organisations are communities of engineers who support each other. These groups can help you build your skills, qualifications and professional network. Many organisations offer resources for finding engineering jobs. You can also include that you are a part of these organisations on your CV to enhance your profile. Consider joining some professional engineering associations like the Chamber of Engineers to network with industry professionals.
If you are still starting out, consider completing a specialised engineering internship during or after college. Apprenticeships allow employers to evaluate your performance. Completing internships also helps you grow professionally and gain experience to improve your chances of finding the job you want.
Remember to contact your professional network to learn about engineering opportunities. Your professional network includes people you may know from university, people you meet during internships and people you have previously collaborated with from the start of your career and entry-level positions. Reach out to someone you trust and ask them about engineering jobs they know about. This can be a helpful way to find a new job because the person you talk to can give you a reference. The best way to reach out in a professional manner would be to use a platform like LinkedIn.
This may vary depending on the industry chosen by applicants, as MCAST and the University of Malta do not cover all industries, so some people may go to the University of Malta because MCAST does not cover a particular industry or vice versa. For example, many engineers focus their studies on specific fields, such as civil engineering or biomedical engineering. You can earn additional certifications and pursue professional licensure after graduation to qualify for certain positions. Generally, potential employers ask for a University Degree (not necessarily a Master's degree).
Employers may also choose candidates with an MCAST degree. A list of degree programmes can be found here. To pursue a managerial position, some engineers might need to complete a Master's degree.
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The salary of an engineer depends on their education, performance and experience. The national average salary for an engineer in Malta is around €26,000 annually; according to salariesinmalta.com reports, an engineer's specialisation can also affect their remuneration. For example, the average salary for a process engineer is €26,000 annually, contrasted to the operator role with a €22,620 median salary.
Many sectors of engineering are expected to see an increased demand for human resources and, therefore, more job opportunities between 2020 and 2030. However, the job prospects for any engineer depend on the specialisation of their work.