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Old 25th Mar 2017, 11:05   #1 (permalink)
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Jetstar Cadet mid 2017 Intake

Hello all,

I am currently applying for the Jetstar Cadet 2017 Intake. Reading a lot on these forums I am seeing a lot potentially scary pitfalls but I've decided to apply anyway, see how far I go, and figure it out from there.

Before University I really wanted to train to be a pilot, but simply did not have the finances. Now I'm just turned 29, and having worked a few years in engineering, I have saved up just enough to pay for the $145k training cost.

Just a few things I want to get some opinions on if possible:

1 - Would Jetstar consider 29 to be too old?

2 - While Jetstar says zero aviation experience required, would they really consider someone with zero experience?

3 - The cost for phase 1 is $145k. Is there a cost for phase 2 (type endorsement)?

4 - The information booklet says employment is not guaranteed. I understand that they have to put this clause in there, but I'm wondering out of all the previous cadets what percentage of them ended up without jobs and why?

5 - Would they start the type endorsement asap after 18 months? I've also read that some cadets had to wait a long time for it.

Would be good if I can get some info. My plan is to submit the best application I can and figure it out or decided as I go.

Many thanks
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Old 25th Mar 2017, 11:51   #2 (permalink)
 
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1: no, there have been cadets in their 30's go through the course
2: yep, zero aviation experience required, however a trial introductory at a minimum flight shows that you're keen.
3: phase 2 is the type rating, paid for by the company no debt to yourself
4: All cadets that have successfully completed the course are now employed as either first or second officers
5: Not necessarily, it depends on when they need you to start. Some are lucky and get to do their type rating straight away. Others have had to wait, up to 12-18 months
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Old 26th Mar 2017, 04:56   #3 (permalink)
 
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mkqq based on what you have stated in your post you would be an excellent candidate for cadet. Being a bit older and having another skill set would be an advantage rather than a disadvantage. Having flown with a lot of the Jetstar cadets my experience has been that cadets with similar backgrounds to yours are easier to fly with on the line.

Best of luck with your application.
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 14:54   #4 (permalink)
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Sorry I didn't realise my threaded ended in up this section of the forum.

Thanks for the positive responses. I'm actually doing an introductory flight this coming Saturday. Planning to submit the application this weekend as well.
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Old 31st Mar 2017, 11:00   #5 (permalink)
 
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I'm going to apply too. I'm 'mature age' (a few years senior to the OP) and although I've heard the downsides to the cadetship I believe nothing ventured nothing gained. I've got my PPL and a several hundred hours ... something in me expects that to be seen as a bad thing
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Old 31st Mar 2017, 11:02   #6 (permalink)
 
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Hang on, hang on airbumps, you had exceptional training on that PPL
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Old 31st Mar 2017, 14:01   #7 (permalink)
 
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Ha! I expect once they hear who trained me they'll offer me a job in the left seat!
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Old 6th Apr 2017, 09:51   #8 (permalink)


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HI

Just wondering those who have applied the program receive any invitation for the assessment ?

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Old 6th Apr 2017, 10:13   #9 (permalink)
 
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Yes today. Also does anyone have any tips for the SAT test?
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Old 6th Apr 2017, 14:30   #10 (permalink)
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I also got an invite to attend the SAT.

I'm in a state of panic now as the latest date on the list is 18th April, but it is sold out. Unfortunately as I don't live in Melbourne the 18th is the earliest I can get there.

Will they arrange further dates?

I spoke to CAE today regarding another question and I was told that it just has to be "late April". The previous email also advises that the latest date the invitations will be sent out is the 20th April, hence it doesn't make sense to have the last day as the 18th.

Desperately hoping there will further dates!
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I got an email earlier in the week saying your application is being processed but am yet to hear anything further. The email also stated offers would be sent out until the 20th of April.

I only submitted my application on Monday.
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Old 24th Apr 2017, 07:05   #12 (permalink)
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Anyone heard anything back from the SAT? I suppose if you were successful in the SAT you'll get the invite this week as the next phase starts on the 1st May which is next week.

The last SAT session was on Thursday last week.

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Old 2nd May 2017, 08:19   #13 (permalink)
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Anyone doing part 2 of the SAT Thursday the 4th?

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Old 31st May 2017, 02:31   #14 (permalink)


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Hey CIH,

Have you heard back since the part 2?
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And to add, feel free to contact me via my email on my profile.
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Old 1st Jun 2017, 02:47   #16 (permalink)
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Hey CIH,

Have you heard back since the part 2?
Sent you an email.
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Old 6th Jun 2017, 10:25   #17 (permalink)


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Anyone keen to share whether or not they got through to the Jetstar Panel Interview?
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Old 6th Jun 2017, 12:19   #18 (permalink)
 
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There's been people accepted into the program. The rest will just have to wait for the successful applicants to accept before the rejections are sent out.
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Old 6th Jun 2017, 16:07   #19 (permalink)


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I was also a part of the part 2 held at Oxford CAE and haven't heard back yet. For those of you who are wondering about this course in regard to the next intake (2018), don't be too disheartened if they say no to you. Again, like many users on PPRuNe who've applied for other cadetships and QF or JQ DE jobs- God knows what they want, so don't take it as a reflection or commentary of you as a person or your ability.

Here are my observations from this entire testing process:
ADAPT test is a fair tool to assess the suitability of an individual towards a career as a pilot. It comprises of sections on mathematics, physics, logic/psychometric, flight sim and behavioural questionnaire.
Most parts were challenging however the mathematics part was extremely elementary and not what I was expecting.
One of the questions were HOW MANY HOURS IN 3 DAYS. You've got to be kidding me right?

Part Two of the testing was a bunch of group activities and individual interviews.

Was I disappointed in the entire process? Yes.
Instead of an emphasis on skill, problem solving, the ability to stay calm under pressure and logic, there was too much of an emphasis on how you get along with others, even if they're wrong as hell.

Be prepared for a lot of TELL US ABOUT A TIME WHEN...
Damned if you do and damned if you don't.
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Old 6th Jun 2017, 23:40   #20 (permalink)
 
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Even though I agree with this, as it is very true indeed;
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For those of you who are wondering about this course in regard to the next intake (2018), don't be too disheartened if they say no to you... so don't take it as a reflection or commentary of you as a person or your ability.
Is this not one of the most important bits to make a conducive working environment?
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Instead of an emphasis on skill, problem solving, the ability to stay calm under pressure and logic, there was too much of an emphasis on how you get along with others , even if they're wrong as hell.
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