Employability with English as only language

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Employability with English as only language

Postby regulus36 » Thu 18 Aug 2011 17:22

Hi folks,

First time here so please be gentle.

I'm a Network Engineer and have been mulling the idea over in my head of moving to India to work, maybe for a few years, maybe longer.

The question is: Whilst English is one of the official languages, would it be possible to obtain employment in IT with only English or is this simply wishful thinking?

All replies most welcome:)
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Postby Dave » Thu 18 Aug 2011 18:05

Hi, and welcome.

Sorry, but I can't hold out much hope for you. It may well be possible to get a job in IT with only English - but before that you'll need to get over a whole series of hurdles involving visas and work permits. And given that there are plenty of Indian citizens qualified in all branches of IT, the likelihood of getting a work permit is small, unless you have some niche expertise that's in short supply in India.
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Postby Dooshflip » Fri 01 Mar 2013 13:53


Another first timer here so please go easy!

Cutting a very long story short I've been to India
a few times now, some on holiday but in 2011
I spent about 7 months travelling all over.
Basically I am in love with the place, obsessed,
and since I've been home I can't settle. At all.
So I'm starting to think about trying to live there
and work. Just wondering if anyone has any tips
or info regarding how easy/hard it is to work there,
what sort of money I could potentially earn (this
is not a huge factor)
and what the deal is with visa's? I would want as long
a visa as possible.

I am a British citizen, passport holder, work in TV
as a trade but would consider any work.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
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