For Tier 2 Sponsors advertising in line with the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT), please note that Universal Jobmatch website will be replaced by ‘Find a job’ service from 14th May 2018.
Should you already have an existing Universal Jobmatch account then you will be able to login to this until 17 June 2018 to access existing jobs and applicant information.
However, you’ll no longer be able to post jobs after 17th May 2018.
Your basic account information will be migrated to the new service and your company will receive an email with further information about this. Any existing job or applicant information will not be transferred, so you’ll need to start making local copies for future reference.
Please note that new employers will not be able to register on Universal Jobmatch as it will close on 10th May 2018. But they will be able to register on Find a job from 14th May 2018.
New jobs cannot be posted on Universal Jobmatch after 17th May 2018, but the website will not be closed until 18th June 2018 therefore employers and the resident workforce will be able to view the job advertisement for 28 days. There will be no need to re-advertise as the advert will still be available until that time.
After 18th June 2018, all adverts posted on Universal Jobmatch will be unavailable and it will not be transferred to the new platform.
The Home Office will update their guidance to reflect the changes in the next update but in the meantime, references to Universal Jobmatch should be interpreted to include ‘Find a Job’.
Employers are reminded to conduct and record their Resident Labour Market Test in line with the existing Home Office guidance by making sure that, where the advertisement was placed on Jobcentre Plus or Jobcentre Online, you must keep a screenshot of the advert on the day it is first advertised clearly showing all the required information in the Home Office Guidance.
Should you have any further queries on the above or unsure if your RLMT is fully compliant with the requirements under the Home Office guidance, please do not hesitate to contact us.