Immigration update: Changes to advertising site for Tier 2 visa applications

3 May 2018

Universal Jobmatch to be replaced by new Find a job service

If you are a Tier 2 sponsor with responsibility for placing adverts on the government’s Universal Jobmatch site to support Tier 2 applications, this will apply to you. When hiring Tier 2 migrants in the Tier 2 General category, Sponsors currently using Universal Jobmatch (UJM) when conducting a resident labour market test, will need to register with a new service called Find a job from 14 May 2018.

The new Find a job service

The government has stated that the new service offers a simpler and more streamlined way to log in and access information. Key features include:

  • a simple email and password login – replacing Government Gateway
  • updated functionality and a redesigned account page
  • a streamlined job posting process
  • you will be able to access Find a job via Gov.UK and directly through the following url from 14 May 2018 -

NOTE – this url is not yet live and will produce an error message. You can start using this url on 14 May 2018 and register from this date onwards.

How do I register for the new service

  • Account details for existing UJM account holders will automatically be moved across to Find a job so you will automatically be verified and ready to post jobs once you register
  • Your account login will be the email address on your existing account and you will be asked to create a new password
  • For the new Find a job service, each employer account must have an administrator who can add and remove other colleagues (recruiters). You can edit administrator details once you have registered

What about pending adverts

  • You can continue to post adverts on UJM up to and including 17 May 2018 and they will remain live until their expiry date. If the expiry date is beyond 17 June 2018, a new advert will need to be posted on Find a job
  • Any existing adverts or applicant details will not be moved to the new service. You will therefore need to save any information that you wish to keep from your UJM account before 17 June 2018
  • UJM will notify account holders shortly as to how to save information currently on the site
  • You will only be able to access your existing UJM account up until 17 June 2018
  • The Home Office has confirmed that copies of adverts posted on either site will be accepted as evidence to satisfy the resident labour market test and the Immigration Rules will be updated shortly

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