Advertise a job, discrimination law and apprenticeships.
Please click on the links below for more information on each topic.
Employers can use Universal Jobmatch to advertise jobs online and automatically match them to suitable jobseekers
ow to become an apprentice – qualifications, pay and training, take on an apprentice, funding, employer grants
The main things you need to consider when employing people for the first time or if you’ve never hired an employee before
Support from Jobcentre Plus if you’re recruiting – including work trials, wage incentives, recruitment advice, Youth Contract, Work Choice and other employment schemes
Access to Work is money to help you do your job if you have a disability or health condition – eligibility, how to apply
Apply for a sponsor licence so you can sponsor foreign workers or students to come and work or study in the UK
Make sure an employee can work in the UK – check they have the right documents and make sure you’re not prosecuted for employing an illegal worker
Find out if a potential employee has the right to work in the UK and what documents employers should check
Checks employers might need to run on job applicants, including right to work in the UK, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS – formerly CRB) checks and health checks
Your insurance must cover you for at least £5 million – check authorised insurers and how you can be fined
Employers’ responsibilities for diversity monitoring: gender, ethnicity, sexuality and disability balance in the workplace – including data protection
Discrimination policy and equal opportunities in the workplace – sex discrimination, disabled workers, older people, compulsory retirement
Rights for interns and students in the workplace; work experience; work placements; rights to the National Minimum Wage
The law on criminal records and employment, including spent convictions, rehabilitation and exceptions for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS – formerly CRB) checks
Accommodation and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) including what is meant by ‘accommodation’ and the NMW offset rate
You can be fined £10,000 for employing an illegal worker – find out what happens and what you can do
Employers must make reasonable adjustments to make sure disabled workers aren’t seriously disadvantaged when doing their jobs
Avoiding discrimination against disabled people in recruitment – advertising the job, encouraging applications, reasonable adjustments, work choice programme
Who is entitled to minimum wage – NMW current rates and penalties if employers don’t pay it
Employers’ responsibilities when using agencies to find staff, including health and safety, access to facilities, vacancies, continuous employment, transfer fees and complaints.