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Updated interview process (according to the HR lady)
Just had my first interview on April 20th (Friday). The process was pretty close to what was said on these forums (JKI test, personality, reasoning test). The only difference was that the interview was purely HR.
Out of the 6 of us that day, we all got 2 ladies (one person got a guy and a lady) as the interviewers and after asking all my fellow interviewees, the questions were not technical at all. The questions consisted of general HR questions (school, work, life, reasons to be a pilot), some general Cathay Knowledge to some details regarding the flight training course/school in Adeilade.
After the interview was over, I asked them about this year's interview process and it looks as though it will be a little different;
Instead of 3 stages, its cut to two (with ICAO english test in between) After passing stage two, it will be onto flight grading They are trying to fill up the class for July/August so they are in a hurry.
Hope that this information helps you guys with the interview this year.
PS: passed first stage, ICAO english test on the 4th of June. Will be updating as my interview process advances along the stages!
I did my first interview in Sydney on the 16th and got a HR and pilot for my initial interview. Unfortunately I did not do as well as I wanted in the interview, but the tests I think I managed well.
I am still waiting for a reply, the HR lady did say I have to wait 3 to 4 weeks for a response..
So again, well done in passing 1st stage, I've been waiting for a week now and it's probably the longest week I've ever endured! Lol.
I really want this, but I have to say, I'm looking a bit shaky in getting a 2nd interview, I guess I'll see in another few weeks. *sigh
I dont know what the ICAO English testing process is in Australia, I'm pretty sure I still have to do it being born and brought up in Australia to keep the same standard for overseas applicant. So maybe wait for result on initial interview, get ICAO testing booked, and then a 2nd interview offer? Surely they wouldn't waste time offering you a 2nd stage interview if you are not to ICAO standard.
Samsungcx- Are you going for the AE or cadet? I have passed the first stage but still waiting for a date for Stage 2. I was informed that it will most probably be at the end of May but nothing has been finalized.
@lucky86 You are correct. You will still require to take part in the ICAO English Assessment regardless of your English background. Not only do you have to possess a proficient level of English, but you will also need to be able to comprehend English with a slight accent (which you will encounter when flying international). Don't worry, I thought I did mediocre (eventhough I'm a native English speaker) but I passed the assessment anyways.
From my understanding, here is how the new Stages are set (for HKG, not sure about internationals):
- JKI Test
- Reasoning Test
- Personality Test
- HR General Interview (No Tech)
- ICAO English Assessment
- General & Technical Interview
- Mental Math Test
- Flight Planning
- Group Exercise
If you're in Hong Kong, then they will normally get you to do the ICAO English test before stage 2.
If you're outside HK, you will normally do the ICAO English test at stage 2 or at the HR course you attend just before you start training in Adelaide (i.e. after you have been accepted into the program)
Hi everybody, did my ICAO assessment last Friday, and received the following email today. Did anyone received the same email, I am wondering the nature of this email, was it a rejection letter? Many thanks
SECOND OFFICER PROGRAMME
Further to your application for a Cathay Pacific Airways Second Officer programme and subsequent assessments, we regret to advise you that the progression of your application in the recruitment process has been delayed.
Please inform us of any changes in address, or education qualifications during this period, with a view to re-commence your application in 12 months.
In the meantime we would like to wish you every success.
The structure of the interview various sometimes based on location of interview and available resources.e.g. in HKG they have a different battery of skill test they use.Whereas outports they seem to use test as WOMBAT.But the JKI test ,computer aptitude test , and the Ravens progressive reasoning test seems to be a common thing for both
The "make or breaker " which is the personal interview will totally depend on the experice you carry into that room.Need less to say they will push you to the limits .Its always good to know more than what you are supposed.You have to draw a line cause there is too much.
As for the Flight grading, things vary .Please refer to older post's.