Government Gateway

Register to Government Gateway

(for a whole range of Government Services not just job searching)

  • www.gov.uk/jobsearch

  • Move down the age to the “before you start” section

  • Click on Register with Universal Jobmatch

  • This will take you to the Register for a Government Gateway account page

  • Dont worry about the use of the name “account” this is just to recognise and supply you with your required information etc there is NO COST to you whatsoever..

  • Now you will need to enter your information to set up a new account

  • Firstly you need to enter your first name in the box next to *First name(s)

  • Then enter your last name in the box next to *Surname

  • Next you will need to enter your email address in both boxes next to *Email address and *Confirm email address

  • If you do not have an email address please refer to stage 4 documentation

  • Next you will need to create a password in the boxes next to Enter a password and Confirm password

  • If you feel you may forget this please write this information down as you will need it in the future to login

  • now you will need to press the orange submit button

  • this will then take you to the Confirmation screen and will display your government gateway user ID – please make a note of this ID or click on the link to print a copy of your user ID.

  • next you will need to login to your emails and click on the e-mail from gateway.confirmation@gateway.gov.uk with the subject “verify your email”

  • once opening the E-mail click on the first link

  • you should now be on the Email verification successful screen, simply click the box with ok inside

  • this will now log you in and take you to the complete your profile page

  • Fill out your information in the boxes as you did when on the registration page most of the information will already be filled in.

  • when you get to choosing your region click the drop down arrow this will give you options to choose from click on the appropriate option.

  • click the box next to each of the red asterisk  to accept the terms and agree to complete mandatory Equality questionnaire.

  • then click orange create account button

  • you will now be on the equality questionnaire

  • you can fill out the questionnaire by clicking in the boxes where required or you may choose to not complete the questionnaire by clicking the box next to Prefer not to complete questionnaire.

  • when you reach the end of the form click on orange save and continue button

  • account registration is now complete

  • click on the orange continue button

  • you can now use your gateway account to apply for jobs.

  • SEE JOB SEARCH FLASH CARD FOR STEPS