South Asia and Far East WannabesA forum for those applying to Cathay Pacific, Dragonair or any other Hong Kong-based airline or operator. Use this area for both Direct Entry Pilot and Cadet-scheme queries.
Hi, I'm kiwi to, I applied for the cadet program via Cathay's website approx. mid June. I received an automated email indicating that I can expect to hear from them in 8 weeks, so 2 more weeks to go. When selecting a location for an interview Auckland was available (can't remember if Christchurch was there). They give you two choices, a 1st and 2nd. I chose Auckland as my primary and Hong Kong as alternate.
happyguy99: I applied to the point where I got a password/ID but have still to fill in all the other areas..I checked back at the interview location..I don't have the option of Auckland, I just have the country..I'm really hope they take interviews over here!!
My 8 weeks is up this very week, either the Sunday gone, or this one coming, can't remember exactly when I applied. Obviously no news yet, if I don't hear anything by Monday i'll try and get it touch with someone to see what the story is.
Hey there, hope you hear back soon..let us know if you end up having it in aux/anywhere in nz for that matter..hope all goes well for you! and to answer your other question regarding flying experience-I have absolutely none, other than "trial flights". Yourself?
I've just sent them an email, they should receive it in four hours time when they start work. Yep, I've done some flying of my own accord, I hope that it will give me an advantage in that I'll need less a little training in the basics. I recommend you go for a few flights and if you can, try to reach your first solo, it will demonstrate, strong interest and commitment. It's will probably cost close to $2,000 to get to that level though.
Just received a reply from Cathay Pacific Flight Crew Recruitment. They have informed me that my application has been received and will be considered along with all other eligible applicants in this geographic area when they next select for interviews.
Yeah I was thinking of getting a couple of lessons some time ago but I never did (however I will now have to wait till summer hols when I have a full time job to afford it.). As for the interview, hopefully a number of ppl from NZ applied and you hear back soon. All the best