Brits ineligible for Ryanair jobs as airline requires ‘right to live and work in EU’

The unrestricted right to live and work in the EU puts Brits at a disadvantage.


British citizens may soon find that they are no longer able to apply for cabin crew positions with Ryanair.


A job advert for Europe’s biggest budget airline, requiresΒ applicants to have the “unrestricted right to work in the European Union.”


On 31 January 2020, the UK officially left the EU.


Although the country is now in a transition phase with little to no changes,Β once this ends in December 2020, it is unclear what will happen to UK citizens working in jobs which require unrestricted EU access.


The current guidance from the UK government is that “there will be changes to the rights and status of UK nationals living and working in the EU now that the UK has left the EU.”


The apparent exclusion of British citizens from jobs based in their own country has been used by Remain campaigners to point out the disadvantages the UK now faces.


In a statement, a Ryanair spokesperson said: “Currently, we require UK cabin crew applicants to have the unrestricted right to live and work in the EU.


“However, we will revise and update this requirement before the transition period ends on 31 December 2020.”