Ferguson Snell & Associates UK Immigration Update – April 2018
It has been officially announced that Universal Jobmatch – a government web site used by recruiters and Tier 2 Sponsors to advertise jobs – is being replaced by ‘Find a Job’ service. As you are no doubt aware Universal Jobmatch is a mandatory form of advertising if you intend 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.
Please note that only basic account information of the existing users will be migrated to the new service. Job adverts and applicant information will remain accessible via the Universal Jobmatch account until 17 June after which it will no longer 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. In particular, we recommend saving job applications of short-listed candidates and full screenshots of any adverts 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.
New employers will be able to create accounts on Universal Jobmatch until 10 May. After 14 May new accounts could only be registered on Find a Job.
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