Ab initio cadet program only for HKG residents again!!
AOA update today mentions immigration finally got their act together and said no more Ab initio cadets that are not residents. Great news. Like in any country immigrant workers should bring skills and not just the ability to warm a seat in order to get a work permit.
It's a forgivable loan. Training bonds are illegal in HKG.
Several S/O's have indeed left after short stints (not sure about Cadets). Other than the rough ride and implied threats from FOPs, there isn't anything CX can do to make them stay as long as they buck up the original handout.
Does Emirates take them as FOs? Type rate them? If so, why would any of these young guys stay at CX?
Do your stint in the desert (most of us have in some form) and get some real experience. Being the sandwich officer for 4 years gets you a CX JFO course and still no housing. It's a no brainer unless you have a special connection to Hong Kong.
- A minimum of 4000 hours total flying time (may include 25% P3 or FEO time to a max of 500 hr).
- A minimum of 2000 hours multi-crew, multi-engine jet aircraft (P3 time cannot be used for this requirement). OR
- A minimum of 2500 hours total flying time on a modern commercial multi-engine, multi-crew aircraft jet (P3 time cannot be used for this requirement).