UK leaves the EU today, are staff looking to leave both country and job?

As today (31/1/20) is the day when the UK officially leaves the European Union (EU), it has been revealed that marketing, media and design sectors are to be the hardest hit with employees leaving their job and the country.

This is according to TopCV’s research found that 25 per cent of marketing, media and design workers are planning on leaving their jobs due to Brexit.

This is followed by those working in science and education with 21 per cent planning on leaving and 18 per cent of those in engineering and construction.

Project and programme management are expected to see an exodus of 17 per cent of their workforce and 16 per cent of those in technology.

Overall, 15 per cent of the UK workforce are planning on leaving the UK.

Amanda Augustine, the careers expert at TopCV, said:

Our research reveals incredibly dire implications for Britain’s creative industries. We have some of the brightest minds and most creative agencies in the UK, so for a quarter of that talent to leave would be shocking. Hiring and retaining the right staff, even in the steadiest of times, can be tough. Employers will have to identify creative ways to incentivise their employees to remain in the UK – and quickly.

To gather this research TopCV surveyed 1,093 professionals between 13 December 2019 and 1 January 2020.

However, towards the end of last year (2019) Robert Walters’ report “Salary Survey 2020”, showed that due to Brexit concerns being reduced following the Conservatives win in the general election salaries were predicted to increase by 3 per cent in 2020.

The report said that London will experience the slowest growth in salaries at 2.15 per cent, whereas white-collar workers in the Midlands will see a 4.46 per cent increase.

Those in HR, banking, and logistics salary will remain roughly the same, receiving at most a 1-2 per cent increase in pay. Those in legal, marketing, procurement, accounting, finance and tech-based roles will see their pay increase above the national average.