Skills Development

The information provided in the table below is a high-level summary of the Skills Development support measure.  Interested applicants should read the full Incentive Guidelines which may be downloaded further down.


Scheme Title Skills Development
Version 1.1

Published on


23rd January 2024

5th June 2024


Businesses are encouraged to invest in their employees by providing skills and training to have a knowledge-based workforce.

Through the Skills Development scheme business undertakings may be supported to provide training with the scope of developing and updating the skills and knowledge of their workforce thus aiding them to perform more effectively.

The training provided shall upgrade existing skills of employees, address skills shortages, facilitate re-skilling, tackle skill gaps and strive towards developing a knowledge-based workforce.


Eligible Enterprises:

  • registered undertakings (including self-employed) carrying out an qualifying economic activity in Malta
  • Applicants must not be defaulting on Income Tax, VAT and Social Security payments
  • Applicants must not be considered Undertakings in Difficulty


Qualifying Activities

Agriculture, forestry and fishing  Manufacturing  Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities  Construction  Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles  Transportation and storage  Accommodation and food service activities  Information and Communication  Financial and Insurance activities  Professional, scientific and technical activities  Administrative and support service activities  Education  Human health and social work activities  Arts, entertainment and recreation  Other Service Activities


Qualifying Training

  1. training that leads to the acquisition of skills, knowhow or knowledge directly related to the business operations of the applicant and the development of the current and future function of the trainees within the organisation;
  2. training provided to non-Maltese employees to support them in learning the Maltese language and culture;
  3. training in the use of digital technologies, digital communications, cyber security, and other topics related to digitisation;
  4. training on improving the applicant’s position vis-a-vis Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance practices.
Type of Aid

Cash Grants, Tax Credits

The value of aid depends on the size of the applicant undertaking

Eligible Costs
  • Wage costs of trainees
  • Wage costs of internal trainers
  • Hourly costs of external expert trainers 
  • Air travel expenses of trainers and/or employees
Application Deadline 30th September 2026
Application Submission

Application forms may be submitted through the client portal. First time users will need to register.

The application form below is for reference purposes only - the latest version will always be available for download through the client portal.



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