Will try to shed light on a few questions, but firstly, anyone actually interested
in the program should have a thorough read of the company's website before
posting the most basic questions. Much can be answered there!
Cathay Pacific - Careers : Careers Home
Applicants are welcome from all
parts of the world, Jamaicans included
Hong Kong ID is no longer
a requirement. So, by extension, the company is willing to sponsor you for HK employment, should you be successful in the course.
There is no deadline for the program, intake is continuous (as far as I'm aware).
receive a reply to your application, either way. However, due to the lifting of HKID restrictions, the ladies/gents in the office are most likely swamped with new applications. Be patient, although I know it's difficult to wait. If you haven't received a reply within a reasonable time (ie: the 8weeks mentioned on the website), do the sensible thing and send a polite email as a follow-up.
Flight experience is not
required (see website!). However, those with a full set of licences already (ie: cpl/multi/ir), might
be considered too experienced for the program (not sure about this though, sorry).
As for academic credentials, they are listed as requirements
. I suspect you must have them prior to application. Again, please see the website for details.
Most of all, to those of you interested, good luck! If aviation really is a passion of yours, you'll find a way to end up in a cockpit if you're determined enough, CX or not!