Juz wanna check if anyone who sent in their applications after that first round of interviews has heard anything. I sent mine in on 27th jan but haven't heard anything yet. Would they still contact us if we were rejected? leaving us hanging in limbo?... arg..
And would those who have went care to share a little bout the interviews. would really appreciate that alot.
dream747: May I ask if you are former RSAF please?
This is how the powers to be at JetStarAsia explained to me is the interview / hiring protocol strictly:
1. Fresh from college for the cadet pilot scheme. 2. RSAF pilots for the Advanced Cadet Pilot Program who have had a minimum of 12 years of service and the airline values their discipline, leadership, training and culture. 3. Type rated FOs with a minimum of 500 hours on A320 for Junior FO with preference to those with much more hours who can be Senior FO's.
Not to ruin any one else day (mine is already ruined) but this is what is Tiger Airways interview / hiring protocol now:
1. Type rated FOs with a minimum of 500 hours on A320 for Junior FO with preference to those with much more hours who can be Senior FO's. 2. Those not meeting the A320 experience requirements are fresh out of luck as all the other slots have been reserved / promised to the many MCPL coming through the STATA program (I did not even know that the MCPL had been approved by CAAS and I have a CAAS license)
I hope this will assist the many readers of this topic... and keep the faith...
that article says it all...sigh.. i meet all e requirements for the ACP and when Jetstar announced the ACP programme, I was jumping for joy! finally a break for Singaporeans...but now..ex-RSAF..that i certainly am not..*pulling hair out*
I do think that the 700hrs TT will continue to stand.
I just clarified with CAAS Clyde and Simon over the issue about 700 flying hrs requirement pertaining to licensing conversion.
To my understanding (in the conversation with CAAS), the 700hrs stated in CAAS SASP2, means nothing! It is a GREY area.
For Singapore Citizen and PR, those who are holding foreign licence with <700hrs, it is not the end yet. Licence can be 101% be converted to CAAS licence! In another words, all foreign licence holders with less than 700hours still can be converted into CAAS licence. It all depends whether local air operator willing to sponsor you for licensing conversion or not.
Originally Posted by dream747
The only exception is a CAAS CPL/IR & fATPL.
I already expected Jetstar Asia made a mistaken initially. 700hrs definitely not applicable to CAAS licence holder.
Having again spoken to the powers be at JetStarAsia, I have obtained the following classifications:
1. The maximum age for all cadet civilian applicants is 32 years old. The requirement is that they must be young and fit so that the airline recoups its investment in the individual
2. There is no pre-requisite military requirement for the ACP. In fact of 400 applications for ACP, only 6 have so far been hired, all civilians, and are awaiting class dates, as follows, 5 SFC graduates and 1 STATA Flight Instructor. Interviews for future ACP will occur again a few months but no more than 6 will be hired each intake for ACP for the time being.
3. Even with the standard hiring, A320 type rating and 500 hour minimum time, the airline has plenty with much greater experience trying to get on and even then some just do not make it through the interview and / or simulator evaluation either.
The Pilot career remains highly competitive and challenging for the foreseeable future. In fact JAL has 1,800 highly experienced Pilot's looking for new jobs.