Directv Satellite Technician transition to Sky TV Engineer.

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  1. DWelsh718

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    I'll be moving to Manchester with my wife in the next year and am looking into what it would take to become a Sky Engineer. I am currently an experienced Directv Technician in Colorado. I know the biggest obstacle would be my immigration status but other than that, what is it like being a Sky engineer in England? Are there any Sky engineers who moved from abroad? Would the customer service aspect be horrible as a foreigner even though there's no language barrier for me? How is the environment? Are there sub-contractor jobs and 'in-house' jobs? Is Sky a decent company to work for?
     
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    Unfortunately Sky employees don't tend to stay long on forums such as these. :D You'll soon get a taste from the anti engineer crowd, even though that is what Sky call them....
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum.
    Sky call the people who fix and wire dishes engineers after a couple of weeks training!
     
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    Indeed sky call their installers engineers. In many countries it is illegal to call someone an engineer who has not got professional qualifications, perhaps this is the case in the USA.

    However sky do have engineers at their base in West London. But they would not be customer facing.
     
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    I thought it was wierd that they called their techs 'engineers' I'm guessing they wan't it to sound as prestigious as possible. I'm a self employed Sub-Contractor right now and work out of my own truck with my own tools- A lot like a self employed electricians and plumbers- I check my route on my phone each morning and drive to the jobs to be completed. I only go to get supplies once or twice a week usually. I'm assuming Sky Technicians work alot differently. I imagine there's probably alot more red tape around hiring people for those types of jobs in England.
     
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    I would suggest joining a company as a sat install company as a subcontractor that already has an agreement with sky before going the solo route.
     

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