With a Brexit deal yet to be agreed between the British government and the European Union, millions of people are still waiting to find out their fate.
It is expected by experts that a no deal Brexit would be devastating for jobs in both Britain and Europe, while Britons who want to work abroad could see their opportunities cut.
Some believe there could be 100,000 job losses in the UK due to a no deal Brexit while many more might find aftershocks of Brexit make it harder for them to find jobs in Europe.
Talks are ongoing between prime minister Boris Johnson and president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, but time is running out for a deal to be struck.
If there is no agreement before the deadline of December 31, then a no deal Brexit will be the default option. With businesses unable to prepare for Brexit given they do not know whether there will be a deal with Europe, job prospects appear to be bleak.
Ski industry set to be affected
Among the sectors likely to be impacted greatly by Brexit is the skiing industry, which employs tens of thousands of people across a range of European resorts.
British seasonal workers fill many of the roles at such sites but they may not be able to take jobs as chalet cooks, nannies and drivers following Brexit.
Some 25,000 British seasonal worker jobs could be lost as there is not yet any agreement on whether or not Brexit will prevent temporary work contracts on the continent.
The travel industry across Europe is also likely to be affected as British holidaymakers are set to be banned from entering the EU due to coronavirus restrictions from January 1.
It is unclear when the rules might be relaxed – the long-awaited release of a COVID-19 vaccine should hasten the return to normal. But some resorts that are popular with Britons that also use British seasonal staff may not be open next year, resulting in further job losses.
Businesses in iGaming braced for impact
While countless businesses have had to close down in 2020 due to the impact of the coronavirus, the iGaming industry is among the few to have had a good year.
This is due to landbased casinos and bookmakers being shut down by the pandemic, leading to a rise in activity at online casinos and sports betting sites instead.
Many iGaming companies have close links to Gibraltar as this is where a lot of gambling licenses are handed out. Gibraltar has been deemed to be a part of the UK for licensing purposes and dozens of iGaming companies have a presence in the country.
But the fact Gibraltar shares a border with Spain complicates matters and could pose issues for British jobseekers who want to work in iGaming jobs in Gibraltar in the future.
A knock-on impact could be a reduction in the number of iGaming companies opting to operate in Britain. For those seeking a site to join, NoDepositKings has the answers including recommendations for which of them have the best bonuses and promotions.
The Danish Gaming Authority – known as Spillemyndigheden in the country – recently warned iGaming companies in Britain that Brexit means they will have to abide by different rules for offering online gambling in Denmark post-Brexit. It will be a similar story across Europe.
Will British people still be able to work in Europe?
The terms of Britain’s exit will have a big impact on what people can and cannot do in Europe.
People in the north-east will therefore be keeping a close eye on whether or not a Brexit deal can be agreed before the deadline at the end of the year.
Freedom of movement is expected to stop in 2021 due to Brexit, which means taking a summer job abroad might well be off-limits as one of the main aftershocks of Britain’s exit from the EU.
However, British citizens are still going to be eligible for full time positions in the EU, though it might suit companies to appoint EU residents instead.
The future of the Erasmus study programme is also up in the air, with many people from the north-east using the scheme to live, study and work in Europe on a temporary basis.
So much of Brexit’s impact remains undecided but with the countdown gathering pace, the impact on British jobseekers abroad is likely to be profound.