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UNITED KINGDOM - Universal Jobmatch to be Replaced by ‘Find a Job’

It has been officially announced that Universal Jobmatch – a government website used by UK recruiters and Tier 2 licensed sponsors to advertise jobs – is being replaced by the ‘Find a Job’ service.

Background

Universal Jobmatch is a mandatory form of advertising where an organisation intends to sponsor a non-EU national under Tier 2 General and where the salary falls below £73,900.

  • While existing users will have access to Universal Jobmatch until 17 June 2018, the new service will be launched on 14 May and should be used after this date.
  • Only basic account information of the existing users will be migrated to the new service.
  • Job advertisements and applicant information will remain accessible via the Universal Jobmatch account until 17 June, after which neither will be available. Users are therefore encouraged to download any information they are likely to need in the future, prior to their Universal Jobmatch accounts being shut down.
  • New employers will be able to create accounts on Universal Jobmatch until 10 May. After 14 May, new accounts can only be registered on Find a Job.

Action Items

  • Employers are encouraged to save job applications of shortlisted candidates and full screenshots of any advertisements posted as part of the resident labour market search. Such screenshots must normally be taken on the date of posting ensuring that all the required information is clearly visible.

This news alert was prepared with information provided by Newland Chase.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2017 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.