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The JAYE Entrepreneurial Movement

At JAYE, we believe that Malta has the potential to become one of the world’s entrepreneurship and innovation hubs. However, Malta’s skills gap is proving to be a stumbling block to Malta’s economic growth and stability; as investors and employers predict that Malta might become less attractive to investors if it does not develop the right skilled workforce. As the Hon. Minister Evarist Bartolo has stated himself, the change must begin within our educational institutions and creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, project management and other related skills must be practiced from a young age. Entrepreneurship education, therefore, becomes pivotal to the development of the right skilled workforce that is able to drive Malta’s Entrepreneurship Movement and turn innovative ideas into businesses.

The Entrepreneurial Movement aims to students the hands-on experience of working with business people, to understand the world of work, basic financial literacy skills as well as the importance of education and career planning. Through its programmes, JAYE Malta aims to develop financial literacy and employability skills whilst strengthening the link between business and educational institutions.

During 2018 year, JAYE Malta is piloting the initiative with 3 State Colleges, 2 independent and 1 church school with all Grade 4 & 8 students (and other Grades in some schools). We cannot do this without the help of volunteers like you!

The JAYE Volunteer

JAYE offers you the opportunity to inspire young people in the Malta and use your valuable life experience to help prepare them for life beyond education. Volunteering also offers a way for you to give back to your community and local schools alongside a range of other personal benefitsVolunteers will be teamed up with professionals to help in the delivery of the programme.


By being a JAYE volunteer and sharing your  experiences and skills with students from your community, together with the Business Facilitator, you help them make the connection between what they are learning in school and what they will need to succeed in work and life.


For a time investment of only 6 hours of delivery and 3 hours of training, you may be the difference between a young person in your community just making ends meet or getting a more fulfilling career and life.


JAYE gives you an opportunity to work with professionals to impact young people in your community in a positive way with simple to implement programs on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. This will empower young people to own their economic success.


Other benefits:

  • Expand your network and take part in an exciting movement
  • Meet and professionals from different fields
  • Support sustainable economic development in Malta for years to come.
  • Excellent form of personal development
  • Enhanced presentation and communication skills
  • Helping develop work readiness among young people
  • Providing role models, encouraging “at risk” young people to stay in education


What Commitment is Expected?

  1. During 2018, volunteers may choose to facilitate the Economics for Success programme for Grade 8 or the Our Community programme for Grade 4.


  1. Volunteers are expected to adhere to a code of conduct and hand in a recent Police Certificate of conduct to the Organisation and would always be accompanied with a teacher in class.
  2. Once you apply to volunteer as a volunteer, you may indicate if you have any preference to working with a specific school. If not, you will be assigned to the school that needs most help with volunteers.


  1. All volunteers go through a short training together with teachers and the Business Faciliators to introduce the programmes and the delivery methods. All material as well as a detailed guide book will be provided by JAYE. Trainings happen during mornings and are 3 hours long.


  1. Volunteers may choose to volunteer to deliver once or a couple of time. Each delivery session is a full school day long –6 hours on average.


  1. Programme Delivery in Secondary school will be taking place in the first two weeks of March (exact date varies depending on the school) and training for facilitators and volunteers will be taking in one morning during the week of 19th – 22nd of February.


  1. Programme Delivery for Primary school will be taking place during the last two weeks of April and training will be taking place some weeks before.


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Giving Back to our #JAYEHEROES

Mentoring is a unique form of experiential learning that provides professional advice and direct interaction with experts in the know to the educational pathway of youth participating in the JAYE Malta Company Programme and Start Up Programme. Backed by a series of practical workshops, mentoring provided during the programme allows participants to understand better the ins and outs of starting a business as experienced individuals share their knowledge with upcoming entrepreneurs.

JAYE Malta is grateful to all the mentors who volunteer their time to guide participants during the eight month Company Programme and Start Up Programme, and it is fitting that this effort is recognised. JAYE Malta is therefore pleased to be working with Costa Coffee to provide all JAYE Mentors with a comfortable environment in which to conduct their mentoring powered by quality coffee.

“Costa Coffee Malta is proud to be working with JAYE Malta and excited to welcome its Mentors and participants to host their Company Programme meetings in our stores.  We will be offering free WIFI, comfortable surroundings, delicious Costa Coffee and snacks as part of this collaboration. We strongly believe that these youths are our future and extending this support during their development makes us proud. Costa has long supported student progress and here in Malta we are no different, we are happy to support JAYE today while developing the leaders of tomorrow! ‘’

JAYE Malta CEO, Julian Azzopardi, added that “Mentors are essential to enhance the learning experience of today’s youth as they provide unique insight to the world of work and entrepreneurship through their knowledge and guidance. JAYE Malta is very grateful to all mentors who commit to support today’s youth in order to develop better leaders tomorrow and are thankful for the support Costa Coffee are providing us to reward our mentors”.

For further information on the JAYE Malta Mentors Programme please visit or contact

It is a very busy day at the JAYE office today as our training room has been transformed into our very own HSBC Branch! As part of the JAYE Company Programme participants’ journey, the JAYE budding entrepreneurs open up a bank account as a JAYE company. Our Partner HSBC has kindly offered to join us for two days to help the students with the process.

Want to follow the students in their endeavours to open up a bank account? Follow our story on Instagram and Snapchat!





Concept Validation Presentations are currently underway at the PWC Academy.

Start Up ideas range from apps, new services, social enterprises and others. The competition is fierce but the ideas are great!


Have you always wanted to work in an innovative international team? Do you want to join Malta’s entrepreneurial scene and lead an entrepreneurial movement within educational institutions?

Then, JAYE Malta is the perfect place for you!

JAYE Malta is looking at enhancing its operational capacities with the recruitment of an experienced Operations and Events Coordinator.