From 29 October 2023, employers will not be permitted to apply 90-day job trial periods in their employment agreements within the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) scheme. This means that even job trials referred to in Job Checks submitted before the aforementioned date but assessed on or after it will be subjected to the prohibition. The new rules require an accreditation standard for the AEWV that prevents employers from including such job trials in their employment agreements.
Furthermore, technical updates have been made to immigration instructions to outline the conditions under which an employer’s accreditation may be suspended or revoked under the AEWV. These clarifications have been introduced to establish more clarity and ensure adherence to the new rules around the use of job trials in employment agreements within the AEWV.
Read more about this update here.