Ozo Academy

Ozo Academy was established in 2014 with the aim of ensuring that all Ozo Group employees had the opportunity to learn, develop and enhance their professional skills through internationally accredited qualifications. Since its establishment, more than 9,000 students have undertaken training in their line of work. Forming part of the Ozo Group of companies, the Academy is the only private hospitality school in Malta, and reflects the company’s mission to provide the best service to their clients while investing in its human resources.

Ozo Academy is licensed by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority as a Further Education Institution, and plays a key role in creating, building and accrediting programmes directly linked to both client and market requirements while adding maximum value to employees’ portfolio.

The Academy promotes and delivers high quality training to employees working in the hospitality and healthcare industries, including cleaning, housekeeping, food and beverage, carers and care assistants, and security. Building on the group’s vast experience, this accredited institution is the ideal hub to present custom tailored courses which will help employees meet each industry’s highest level of standards. Having worked with a range of clients around the Maltese Islands, Ozo Academy has received very positive feedback and has garnered a lot of interest in its training programmes. Main customers include hotels, restaurants, commercial companies, catering establishments, residential homes and domestic care settings.

In 2020, Ozo Academy was nominated for the Training at Work Award for Outstanding Achievement as part of the Malta VET Awards organised by the Ministry for Education and Employment.

The courses on offer focus on improving competence and honing the skills of those already employed or wishing to enter the hospitality and healthcare industry. Each course is delivered via highly interactive sessions between instructors and participants, and is made up of practical contact time, observed practical sessions and assessment. All courses are accredited with ECVETs (MQF) by the MFHEA, and successful participants are awarded an accredited certificate. The Academy offers training programmes to third party employers and private individuals, which has included the recently opened Iniala Harbour House, Malta’s first 6-star hotel.

In 2020, the Academy successfully organised and ran a Housekeeping Academy in partnership with Belfast City Council and their training provider, working with the Holiday Inn and Titanic Hotel Groups. 70% of participants were employed in a number of hotels in Belfast following successful completion of the Academy. In the same year, Ozo Academy partnered with the Malta Hotel and Restaurant Association in the WINNING Project, offering a number of online webinars to participants from Malta, Italy, Libya, Greece and Turkey.

Ozo Security is a branch of Ozo Group that provides security guards for a range of public and private industries, including hotels, offices, schools and the event sector, among others.

The company also provides fully insured, secure and efficient Cash-in-Transit services catering for all business types, regardless of scale. This service includes scheduled cash collections according to your requirements seven days a week, next day delivery of notes, coins and valuables, bulk coin collections, and a digital track and trace receipt system.

Ozo Security also provides highly trained security guards who can handle complex security issues, patrolling, safekeeping, monitoring of CCTV and entrances, checking alarm systems and other aspects of security. These include concierge security guards, front desk security guards in office buildings, schools, clinics and residential properties, event guards, retail outlet security, and industrial and construction site security guards.

Mediclean JV is a consortium entrusted with cleaning the largest public hospital in Malta – Mater Dei Hospital – and the Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre. Their expertise and commitment ensure a clean and hygienic environment for patients and staff.

MediClean staff are trained by Ozo Academy to meet the standards set out by the medical commission and to maintain strict hygiene standards. Daily cleaning is carried out in all common areas, such as emergency departments, medical wards, dental and cosmetic centres, and surgical departments.

GEB Landscaping is a newly established company responsible for creating and maximising the aesthetic quality of Malta and Gozo’s natural environments.

GEB Landscaping will be working on various projects around the Maltese Islands, such as the upkeep and development of public gardens, the street landscape, roundabouts, and several other green spaces. The company is backed by some of Malta’s most renowned brands in the industry, including Ozo Group, V&C Contractors, Derek Garden Centre and Sicilville S.R.L.

GEB is committed to improve the environment for generations to come and will strive to honour the trust that has been put in it and the strong value of quality customer service that define every single one of its sister companies within Ozo Group.

Tailwag is a boutique recruitment agency within Ozo Group’s family of companies. Backed by some of the most influential individuals in the industry, Tailwag has set out on a mission to elevate standards within recruitment by securing top jobs for its candidates.

Tailwag Recruitment is committed to offer a thorough, discreet and professional service to both companies and individuals, specialising in character-matching and an individually tailored service for every single candidate and client.

Studio Eleven54 is a creative agency with a team of passionate and experienced specialists in design and strategy. Teamwork is key at Studio Eleven54, and the ability to pool together the range of experiences and styles of each member is what enables the identification of opportunities to make brands stand out and materials speak up.

Studio Eleven54’s specialty is the delivery of tailor-made design and strategic marketing solutions according to the needs of each and every client.

Haileybury is a prestigious internationally renowned private school that will open its doors to students in Malta in 2023. It will be situated in a historical location in Mtarfa, offering beautiful panoramic views.

Haileybury Malta will operate as a co-educational boarding and day public school for students from ages 3 to 18. Its highly successful parallel education model will strike a balance between outstanding academic results and a full spectrum of formative tools for a well-rounded education.

Valletta Hospitality Services (VHS) is the latest addition to the OZO family and marks our entry into the Middle East, with our first office located in Lusail, Qatar.

Valletta Hospitality Services will provide a range of manpower solutions such as recruitment, staffing, and outsourcing services for the hospitality industry in the region. With a growing demand for high-quality workforce solutions, Valletta Hospitality Services aims to cater to the needs of Hotels in Qatar and beyond. The company’s focus will be on building long-term partnerships with its clients, understanding their unique requirements, and delivering customized solutions that meet their expectations.

Valletta Hospitality Services will benefit from OZO Group International’s extensive experience in the staffing industry, its vast network of clients and candidates, and its commitment to delivering exceptional services. Our team of experts brings together a wealth of experience and knowledge in the hospitality industry, ensuring that our clients receive high-quality service and support. We pride ourselves on our ability to build lasting partnerships with our clients, and we are committed to providing personalized service and attention to detail. The company is optimistic about the growth prospects of the Tourism industry in Qatar and intends to expand its operations in other countries in the region in the near future. With its strong reputation, expertise, and commitment to excellence, Valletta Hospitality Services is poised to become a leading player in the staffing industry in the Middle East.

As part of the OZO Group International, Valletta Hospitality Services is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in all our business operations. We believe that our success is directly linked to the trust and confidence that our clients and partners place in us, and we are committed to earning and maintaining that trust. We are committed to creating a positive impact on the communities we serve. We believe that by creating opportunities for people, we contribute to the growthand development of the local economy. VHS will adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards, ensuring compliance with all regulations and laws.

We invite you to partner with us for all your staffing needs and experience the Valletta Hospitality Services difference.