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Find a Job service to replace Universal Jobmatch

25 April 2018

The Government has announced that Universal Jobmatch will be replaced by the Find a Job service on 14 May 2018. Your existing Universal Jobmatch account will not move to the new service.

If you are registered with Universal Jobmatch, please ensure that you download the records you need before the cut-off point of 17 June 2018 so that you have the required advertising and Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) evidence for all your sponsored Tier 2 (General) workers. You may be asked to produce this evidence in support of sponsor licence applications, Restricted COS applications or as part of a Home Office compliance visit.

You will be able to log in to an existing Universal Jobmatch account until 17 June 2018 to access existing job and applicant information and applicants will be able to view adverts, create accounts and apply for vacancies up to and including 17 June 2018. However, you will no longer be able to post jobs after 17 May 2018.

Save any information you want to keep, like CVs, cover letters and application history by 17 June 2018.

Please ensure that you have a screenshot of the job advertisement on file taken on the first day of placement showing:

  • full and legible contents of the advert
  • location of the role
  • job title, duties and responsibilities
  • required skillset and experience
  • an indication of salary or a salary range, “competitive” or “competitive rates apply” is suitable if this an industry norm
  • vacancy reference number
  • date of placement
  • URL
  • closing date for applications (the advert must appear live for at least 28 days)

You will also need to download the following documents:

  • All applications shortlisted for final interview in the medium they were received – emails, CV, application form – each should include the applicant’s details such as name, address, date of birth
  • The names and total number of applicants shortlisted for final interview
  • For each settled worker rejected from the process (British or EEA national, holder of Indefinite Leave to Remain or Permanent Residence under the EEA regs, UK ancestry visa holder), you must retain interview notes which show reasons why they have not been employed
  • Details of any applicants who applied and the reasons they were rejected (applicable to new sponsor licence applications only).

Basic account information will be migrated to the new service. An email with further information about this will be sent to users.

New employer registrations on Universal Jobmatch will close on 10 May 2018 and open on Find a Job on 14 May 2018.

Getting the RLMT right is one of the areas that the Home Office regularly check for on audit.

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