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Jetstar Cadet Recruitment

Old 11th Nov 2016, 04:24
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Jetstar Cadet Recruitment

Has just been announced internally that the Jetstar Cadet programme will be open again for applications in the next week. Applications will close by 25th November 2016. Keep an eye open if you are interested.
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Old 11th Nov 2016, 04:43
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Where will the training be done?
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Old 11th Nov 2016, 05:25
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Any idea if it will be ab-initio only or of they will be looking at 'advanced' cadets?
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Old 11th Nov 2016, 08:18
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"Know someone who dreams of becoming a pilot? Here is their chance. From next week applications open for the Jetstar Cadet Program, an academic and flight training program for aspiring pilots. The program is run with Swinburne University of Technology and CAE Oxford Aviation Academy, giving graduates the knowledge, skills and training to become a cadet pilot. We’re looking for the most impressive candidates to apply by 25 November, so please share this news with your family and friends."
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Old 11th Nov 2016, 08:48
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Can't they get enough guys/girls from the regional airlines? i thought they were never going back to cadets after recent troubles!!
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Old 11th Nov 2016, 23:05
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You'd think they would jump at the chance to poach a bunch of Tiger pilots considering the fleet changeover starts next month.

What's the wait for a command these days? 10 years?
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Old 11th Nov 2016, 23:14
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From selection to arriving on line for a Cadet is around 18months, I would think there is plenty of scope to pick up a bunch of Tiger guys in the mean time if that is the intention.
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Old 11th Nov 2016, 23:21
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how is the JetStar cadetship normally funded - Vet-Free-Help or Hex?
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Old 12th Nov 2016, 07:54
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dehg5776, are you suggesting there will be some Tiger guys looking to jump ship as wheelsdown alluded to?
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Old 12th Nov 2016, 09:07
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I believe the programme used to be funded by VET FEE HELP with the outstanding costs paid in full by the cadet. Interesting to see what happens if there is no longer VET FEE HELP available from 2017
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Old 12th Nov 2016, 20:42
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The current SUT B of Aviation and GC of Aviation is funded by Fee-Help, slight different and therefore not affected by the changes to VET Fee-Help
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Old 15th Nov 2016, 23:59
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If anyone is interested, here is the link Jetstar Cadet Program - CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
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Old 16th Nov 2016, 10:14
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Every VET school has an application fee nowadays. Yes it's expensive, all ab initio cadetships generally are. In the past I think cadets have taken from 0-18months to get their type rating.
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Old 16th Nov 2016, 13:51
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May be expensive, but you'll earn that back in less than 18 months unless you're an SO. A good investment in your future despite the cadet bashing.

We'd all do it despite our great times in GA. every airline pilot wishes they were higher up the list. This is basically an investment in that. To get higher up the list an an earlier age.
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Old 16th Nov 2016, 22:12
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Not all of us mate.
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Old 16th Nov 2016, 22:14
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While the REX cadetship has it's problems, it does include Accommodation and Food, for a young person who does not living in Melbourne thats more up front cost above the 45k with Jetstar cadetship and I doubt you could work at the same time.
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Old 17th Nov 2016, 00:01
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The best thing about the REX Cadetship is that you get some "real" flying experience. Circling approaches at night into a black hole aerodrome after plugging through the storms at FL120. Not trying to compare it with GA, but certainly no comparison to sitting at FL360 enjoying a coffee on the way to Melbourne.
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Old 17th Nov 2016, 00:41
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Demand and supply. If they think they can get away with charging 1 million bucks then they would.
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Old 17th Nov 2016, 02:41
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The latest bunch of cadets doing their line training had to wait two years from completing ab-initio to type rating. Some just went back to their old jobs and waited. They were still required to pay back the training even though they weren't flying. Typical Jetstar in that they are now training the last of the cadets and there is no one else coming through the training pipeline. It will take at least two years to have any new cadets doing their line training and in that time Jetstar will probably have trained up enough DEFO's. Interesting that the REX cadetship is being touted as "real" flying experience.
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Old 17th Nov 2016, 03:47
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Interesting that the REX cadetship is being touted as "real" flying experience.
I at no point intended to compare the Cadetship to anything more or less "real" than GA experience. I merely wanted to draw the comparison between Regional Turboprop flying to an A320.
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