As an independent engineer, receiving work for Work Providers and other sources can be important, as putting all or eggs in one basket can end in disaster.
Traditionally independent engineers will source work form a number of sources including their own Private Customers sourced from advertising, Estate agents, Insurance Companies, Manufactures and Work Providers.
All of these sources of work are going to provide you with a great variety of work which will be important in keeping your cash flowing.
Their are a number of well established work providers out there that have a proven track recored in what they do.
However from time to time new work providers pop up. They obtain customers thorough marketing on the internet and may not have any real world appliance repair experience.
Traditionally they don’t last very long and have in the past, have had to shut down usually leaving engineers out of pocket.
We would encourage our members to exercise caution when agreeing to cover their work.
Our advise, when working with work providers and insurance companies, would be to request payment up front until you are satisfied with the stability of the organisation.
There are however a number of established work providers, some of which you pay them a fee rather than relying on them paying you. These are just a few that we and our members have personal worked with NAC, Repair Care, Repair Tech, and Glotech.
If you receive a request to do work for either a work provider or an insurance company that you haven’t heard of before, do your research. Ask questions and search on the forums for other engineers recommendations.
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