Up to 2,000 British ski instructors are facing the end of their careers after Brexit as government revokes agreement allowing them to work in the EU after December 31
The government has withdrawn from the ski instructor test it helped develop Only top level ski instructors will be allowed to stay in the EU after December 31 It means Britons who have spent years training could be forced to return home
Around 2,000 Britons who live and work at ski resorts could be forced to return home after the government revoked an agreement allowing them to work in the EU after December 31.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has withdrawn from the Eurotest, the common training test that Britain helped to develop which qualifies ski instructors in Europe.
This means that top level ski instructors can remain in the EU but all others will have to return to the UK after December 31.
The decision has led to some instructors, including Britons who have spent several years working in the industry, to try and attempt to do the test in December.
However, they have no guarantees that they’ll be able to try again in the new year if they fail.
Top level ski instructors can remain in the EU but all others will have to return to the UK after December 31 (file photo)
To achieve the top Level 4 qualification the instructors will have to beat the clock in a giant slalom race on the slopes above the resort of Alpe d’Huez on December 13.
It sees a World Cup racer set off first and record a time which the instructors must get within 24 per cent of.
They will get two runs at it, and if their time is not fast enough, then they will be forced to leave their careers after December 31.