External Company Creation

To get started, first you need to create one or more external companies within the Skill Engine API. This process is very similar to the entity creation step from the Vacancy matching tutorial, with one key difference: as External Companies inside the Skill Engine API are not standard entities, they do not have a skill profile (and cannot result in a 422 error).

For each External Company, a minimal set of details is required:

  • The company name
  • The VAT number
  • The location of the company, expressed as latitude and longitude

As with entities, the external_id of each External Company is also controlled by you. To create one, simply submit a POST request to the companies endpoint:

  "external_id": "a3903505-eb84-42dc-a79f-5e7b1fe897b7",
  "name": "TechWolf",
  "vat": "BE0702852201",
  "location": {
    "lat": 51.0216707,
    "lng": 3.6887328

For more details on how to update or delete External Companies, please head over to the API Reference.