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Old 24th Jun 2009, 14:16   #1 (permalink)
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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Hey there guys!
I am just curious to know if any foreigner has already been through the application and interview stages with Cathay Pacific?

If so, how long does it generally take before they let you know if you've passed the initial screening and been selected for an interview?

Also, on the application form, they has choices for the interview locations. Are all interviews conducted in HK, or your location (mine's within Asia)?

I ask this because I couldn't help but compare the Etihad application. I had received my interview offer within a week of applying, but was one of the unfortunate ones when they cancelled the Singapore Assessment Day.

I can see from other threads that this is a hot topic, especially because HK residents are not very pleased with the idea of the Cadet Programme being open to all nationalitites, but keep replies to this thread clean. It might benefit all the others out there too, HK residents or foreigners, who might have applied for the scheme.

Cheers guys!
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Old 28th Jun 2009, 03:53   #2 (permalink)
 
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So, the minimum flight time required, which I know is 0. But what is the maximum flight time allowed to enter the cadet program?
And if selected are you allowed to bring your wife to AUST. and she can be in her own place. Shes a lawyer and might be able to get a visa to AUST. via the territory.

Please no funny answers, just straight answers please. Myself and wife are seriously disscussing this issue...Thank god my wife say "wherever we need to go baby, we'll go there"
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Old 28th Jun 2009, 12:39   #3 (permalink)
 
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Where did you guys see that no previous flying experience is required?
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Old 28th Jun 2009, 13:35   #4 (permalink)
 
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off the actual cathay pacific CPP website:

"Our selection process and training programme are rigorous. You need not have previous flying experience, but you should be ambitious and enthusiastic. This is a career path with a goal to becoming a Captain, and the chance to be a very important member of our team." (italics added).

here's the link -->Cathay Pacific - Careers : Careers Home
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Old 28th Jun 2009, 13:58   #5 (permalink)
 
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Hello!

I have a little question, if anyone could help find the answer:

I don't know if I should apply as I currently have 135h of flight and I will be doing my Commercial Theory Exam on Tueday, followed by the flight test within 10 days, and I will have my Multi/IFR licence by August.

So If I apply today, by the time CX replies to me, I would already have all my licences. I didn't see a maximum amount of flying experience so I wonder how they woud deal with me if I show up to the Cadet Program with already all my licences?

Thanks!
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Old 28th Jun 2009, 17:10   #6 (permalink)
 
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thanks a lot OGI.
Good Luck with your assessment!
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Old 28th Jun 2009, 19:23   #7 (permalink)
 
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wow I think I know why they stop hiring SO's......

looking at their updated online application form, they are looking for SO's to fill their cadet positions.......they even ask if you have miltary jet experience

so much so for us low-hours wannabe.....wuhahaha~!!

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Old 30th Jun 2009, 09:19   #8 (permalink)
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Anyone out there know how long before they respond to applicants?
From the other threads, I read that there is an assessment on the 6th of July. Anybody know of another assessment after that date?
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Old 30th Jun 2009, 12:55   #9 (permalink)


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Do you think they look at military experience as a negative? Does any one have any good recommendations for research websites with regards to the actual program, salary and testing requirements that aren't already listed on the careers website? Thanks
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Old 7th Jul 2009, 10:30   #10 (permalink)


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Stage 1 Interview

Hello guys,

I got a phone call from one of the HR personnels today saying I passed the initial test and I can attend the Stage 1 interview. Can anyone tell me what can I expect from this interview? I'm having this interview tomorrow morning, so a quick reply is appreciated!!

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Old 8th Jul 2009, 05:46   #11 (permalink)
 
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to much flying experience?

Hi all,
I was wondering if those of you who may know about having to much flight time.I hold an australian cpl with 335hrstt and about 50hrs multi, also having all my subjects except atpl.Finally im 38yrs of age is this seen as over the hill for this type of course?Looking forward to hear from anyone who knows more about this.
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Old 9th Jul 2009, 10:13   #12 (permalink)
 
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Can anyone shed some light on bond arrangements?

All this free training and employment would have to come with chains and a big spikey ball for at least, say 7 years I would imagine ..?
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Old 9th Jul 2009, 13:05   #13 (permalink)
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yes, i do believe the bond is around that time. 8 years, if im not mistaken. And, apparently, there are no expat benefits for foreign applicants either. its long haul flights, mostly.
progression is something like: S.O., Jr. F.O., F.O., Snr F.O.,Captain..

follow this link, it might be of use:
Cathay Pacific - Careers : Careers Home

thats a long progression path too

not sure about any other bond criteria, such as property back up or a guarantor..all the best to those waiting for responses!im one of them too
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Old 9th Jul 2009, 15:30   #14 (permalink)
 
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No Training Bonds in Hong Kong.
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I've also received an invitation to attend an Interview on the 24th, apparently the number of cadets taken on last year (worldwide) was ~50?

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Old 12th Jul 2009, 16:03   #16 (permalink)
 
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For the Secondary Education results, am I expected to put in all of the classes I took in High School?
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Old 12th Jul 2009, 22:37   #17 (permalink)
 
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I'd presume your senior years (Year 11 & 12 for me).
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Old 16th Jul 2009, 07:04   #18 (permalink)
 
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I live in Brisbane and have been asked to attend initial interviews in Sydney. I feel sorry for those of you asked to attend initial interviews in Hong Kong; so expensive!!
cheers
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is there any Malaysia applicant here? I sent my resume 2 weeks ago and yet no positive reply from cx
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Old 17th Jul 2009, 05:39   #20 (permalink)
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@tze_shan:

I applied from Malaysia too. Exactly one month ago. I am still waiting for a response too. From the threads, I'm assuming that they're having interview sessions from the larger application locations, and will possibly have the rest in HK. I could be totally wrong though..
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