You have the right to work in any country in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland without a work permit if you’re a UK citizen.
The EEA includes:
- all countries in the European Union (EU)
- Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein
You can search for jobs in the EEA and Switzerland on the EURES website.
You’ll have the same rights as nationals of the country you’re working in when it comes to:
- working conditions
- social security (for example, benefits)
There has been no change to the rights and status of EU nationals in the UK, and UK nationals in the EU, as a result of the referendum.
Work in a non-EU country
You’ll need a work permit to work in most non-EU countries if you’re a UK citizen. In most cases, you’ll need a job offer from your chosen country so that you can get a visa to move there.
Check with the UK-based embassy of the country you want to work in to see what you need to do.