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SIA Cadet Pilot - All Batches, Merged

Old 18th Aug 2018, 15:32
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Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Sunway
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Originally Posted by jarbinks View Post
Hey bro sorry to hear that. When was your interview and how long until you receive an answer from SIA after the interview?
18 of August . Straight away I received the answer from the interviewer.
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Old 19th Aug 2018, 04:02
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I think i also will received a bad news soon.. because i didn't do well in preliminary interview..
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Old 19th Aug 2018, 05:48
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Originally Posted by francis6143 View Post

18 of August . Straight away I received the answer from the interviewer.
how did that happen?
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Old 19th Aug 2018, 06:06
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Originally Posted by Fadz View Post
how did that happen?
It’s my own mistake. The intervieweer was very nice to me, they tried joke to me to keep me calm. However, I didn’t well prepared for the interview. I can’t even answer the geographical questions from them. Lastly they ask me to try again next time and make sure that I’m well ready for next time.
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Old 19th Aug 2018, 16:15
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Join Date: Aug 2018
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Hi Everyone,

Went for my preliminary interview this month, and would like to share with you guys.

A bit about myself, local Singaporean currently studying overseas. I've failed another airline's cadet pilot program at its final stage, hopefully this program can fulfil my dreams of being a pilot. I think a lot of people are worried about the questions they will ask, hopefully what I'll share will help. Keep in mind that every interview is different even though the interviewers might be the same.

In terms of questions, they're the same. Whatever that has been mentioned in the forums online, those are the questions that will be asked. I've looked through hundreds of pages online and have never been asked questions not found on the internet be it in this recent interview or the previous ones that I went. The worry I had before I went for the interviews was simply, how will they ask it? My preliminary interview was purely technical. No HR questions, "why do you wanna be a pilot?" or even "Why do you want to join SQ". The questions are straight forward. Here's an example:

Question: How does an ILS work?
Ans: 1) Localiser
2) Glide slope
3) DME
While I gave my answers, I included a short description of what they were. The question that followed next was, what degree is the glide slope? 3 degrees.

Something I'd suggest is to study your answers a little more in depth. Try to guess what could be a possible question in relation to your answer. If you mention about fleet, expect to know the number of aircraft, different variants, engine types and even configuration (2/3/4 class configs with how many seats). Do not mention anything that you're unsure of, such as meteorology cause then they might start asking questions about the different types of clouds, which altitude can you find them, how will they affect your route planning etc. Remember, the interview isn't only for SQ, it's also for MI and Sing Cargo. If the interviewers find that you're comfortable with talking about SQ's fleet for an example, they might just turn their attention to MI. What engines are on their A319/A320 (IAE)? how about Sing Cargo? What fleet do they operate and what's the average age? (744F, 14 years and 4 months as of annual report, 31st mar 2018). I had a friend who went in with no knowledge of MI and blatantly told the interviewers he "thinks" that MI operates a fleet of more than 100 aircraft.

My mistake in my previous interview was I went unprepared. My technical knowledge was poor, and I got thrown off by simple tech questions which affected my confidence. The whole interview went downwards from there and I got my rejection letter less than 48 hours after that.

Lastly, always try to answer questions even if you don't know the answer. They're not looking for cadets who know everything before they enter the program. They're looking for potential cadets who can think logically and use proper reasoning to come up with an answer to questions they're not sure about.

All the best and good luck!

Last edited by s909049; 19th Aug 2018 at 17:06.
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Old 22nd Aug 2018, 05:19
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Jeezzzz everyone talking about going to their first interview haha... I applied all the way back in April i haven't even gotten an invitation to interview. Anyone have any tips or should i re apply again? Submitted CV, resume the whole lot as well.

Cheers
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Old 24th Aug 2018, 04:25
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Anyone has gotten any ‘good news’ yet from KL interview?
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Old 24th Aug 2018, 05:12
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Originally Posted by sup_dome View Post
Anyone has gotten any ‘good news’ yet from KL interview?
Doesn't seem like it. Pretty tough.. I haven't even got called up for the interview yet, have you?
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 06:20
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Originally Posted by sup_dome View Post
Anyone has gotten any ‘good news’ yet from KL interview?
I was told that no news is good news. Those who failed have received rejection emails. So, fingers crossed!
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 08:01
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Originally Posted by Fadz View Post
I was told that no news is good news. Those who failed have received rejection emails. So, fingers crossed!
Wow, I thought no news means rejection. Never thought they wotuld bother sending out rejections.

Would be great to do study groups for those who got called second round 😜
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 09:00
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Originally Posted by sup_dome View Post


Wow, I thought no news means rejection. Never thought they wotuld bother sending out rejections.

Would be great to do study groups for those who got called second round 😜
4 KL ppl i know received invitation to 2nd stage already, a couple of hours ago.
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 13:54
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Hello Fadz, I have also invited to the second interview at singapore, do you all have a group for discussion and all?
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 14:32
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Hi there,
Any fellow applicants scheduled for the 2nd stage - Aptitude Test on the 5th of September in Singapore?

Cheers.
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Old 30th Aug 2018, 02:39
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MALAYA1957;

Your post make me feel more relax to join for the final interview at Singapore later. May I know why you advised not to stay for another day for the medical check up?
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Old 30th Aug 2018, 02:52
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Originally Posted by francis6143 View Post
Good luck all . I’ve failed from the interview

I am sorry to hear about that. You received their email notification?
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Old 30th Aug 2018, 02:57
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Originally Posted by Linyaw View Post
Hello Fadz, I have also invited to the second interview at singapore, do you all have a group for discussion and all?
Hi Linyaw. Congratulations for your success in passing the 1st interview. May I know when is your second interview? Mine is scheduled on 26th of September 2018.
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Old 30th Aug 2018, 07:48
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Originally Posted by Linyaw View Post
Hello Fadz, I have also invited to the second interview at singapore, do you all have a group for discussion and all?
Hi, If possible could you update here about the aptitude test after you took the test? I'm going to try apply it again 6 months later.
Can you share also what question had they asked you about? i've failed because of geographical question .
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Old 30th Aug 2018, 14:21
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Originally Posted by Dream2Fly_SIA View Post
I am sorry to hear about that. You received their email notification?
Ya, I received it two days after the interview. The interviewer told me to re-apply again after six months.
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Old 11th Sep 2018, 14:13
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Anyone here going for the Final Interview on 18th Sept?
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 14:16
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Originally Posted by momopie View Post
Anyone here going for the Final Interview on 18th Sept?
I'm going on the 19th Sept.
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