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SIA Cadet Pilot - All Batches, Merged

Old 13th Oct 2018, 06:46
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Join Date: Jun 2018
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Originally Posted by secres77 View Post
Cheers!

What are some technical questions I should prepare for (besides principles of lift/theory of flight, how turbojet/turbofan engine works, explaining flight controls)? The one I wasn't prepared for was everything to do with commercial plane speed vs speed of sound (in mach numbers).
The questions vary really, according to the candidates profile and the interview panel of the day. However, based on my experience and conversations with fellow interviewees, thematically the questions encompass technical, geography, general knowledge, personal, problem-solving and very importantly 'honesty/integrity' bench-markers (i.e. the popular tone - 'If you don't know, say you don't know'). Having said that, I cannot recommend any specific technical areas to learn (moreover, I am not from any aviation related technical background) but what I did was learn technical aspects from a general understanding perspective. Ultimately, my learning objective: to be able to explain the technical knowledge to a 6 year old (simple, precise, easy). Keep it simple!

If it is of any help, I have my preparatory compilation which I would gladly share. Perhaps, the compilation could give you an idea of the technical aspects which I prepared for and hope it benefits your learning process. Cheers!
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Old 13th Oct 2018, 07:26
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Originally Posted by SSS0388 View Post
The questions vary really, according to the candidates profile and the interview panel of the day. However, based on my experience and conversations with fellow interviewees, thematically the questions encompass technical, geography, general knowledge, personal, problem-solving and very importantly 'honesty/integrity' bench-markers (i.e. the popular tone - 'If you don't know, say you don't know'). Having said that, I cannot recommend any specific technical areas to learn (moreover, I am not from any aviation related technical background) but what I did was learn technical aspects from a general understanding perspective. Ultimately, my learning objective: to be able to explain the technical knowledge to a 6 year old (simple, precise, easy). Keep it simple!

If it is of any help, I have my preparatory compilation which I would gladly share. Perhaps, the compilation could give you an idea of the technical aspects which I prepared for and hope it benefits your learning process. Cheers!
Thanks for that! Yeah I was hoping they would ask me questions more relevant to my own background. I guess you can never be too prepared

And yes, that would be awesome if you could share what you've compiled. Most probably I will try and apply to other airlines as well.
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Old 13th Oct 2018, 12:11
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Originally Posted by SSS0388 View Post
The questions vary really, according to the candidates profile and the interview panel of the day. However, based on my experience and conversations with fellow interviewees, thematically the questions encompass technical, geography, general knowledge, personal, problem-solving and very importantly 'honesty/integrity' bench-markers (i.e. the popular tone - 'If you don't know, say you don't know'). Having said that, I cannot recommend any specific technical areas to learn (moreover, I am not from any aviation related technical background) but what I did was learn technical aspects from a general understanding perspective. Ultimately, my learning objective: to be able to explain the technical knowledge to a 6 year old (simple, precise, easy). Keep it simple!

If it is of any help, I have my preparatory compilation which I would gladly share. Perhaps, the compilation could give you an idea of the technical aspects which I prepared for and hope it benefits your learning process. Cheers!
Thanks for the tips, would be grateful if you could share with me your preparatory compilation as well.

And what would you think is the best way to prepare for the aptitude test? Did you purchase any software like SkyTest to practice on?

Thanks!
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 02:43
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Originally Posted by secres77 View Post
Thanks for that! Yeah I was hoping they would ask me questions more relevant to my own background. I guess you can never be too prepared

And yes, that would be awesome if you could share what you've compiled. Most probably I will try and apply to other airlines as well.
Glad to. Please pm me your e-mail ID, thanks. All the best!
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 02:53
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Originally Posted by stevendefool View Post

Thanks for the tips, would be grateful if you could share with me your preparatory compilation as well.

And what would you think is the best way to prepare for the aptitude test? Did you purchase any software like SkyTest to practice on?

Thanks!
Glad to. E-mail ID please?

I did not purchase any online tests, most of my preparation utilised free online tests, recommendation from fellow interviewees and reading on the experience of others (exactly the way you are doing it) to be mentally prepared for the tests. As I have mentioned before, the tests do not require any prior experience or specific knowledge - it is an aptitude test to determine 'appropriate attitude', therefore it is in my opinion a test which requires a certain discipline, composure and understanding of detailed instruction. Anyone can do it well, however with a certain practice regime, you could do it better, and that is our objective correct! Self-benchmarking not competition.

Having said that, I practised numerous tests on every available website (free!) to familiarise my mental state with the expected theme of the tests. It is imperative to understand that we are not practicing to memorise answers, rather to familiarise the mind when a similar test may crop up during the actual assessment, hence reducing reaction time, increasing memory capacity etc.

Cheers and all the best, take it one step at a time!
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 06:10
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Originally Posted by Emir32 View Post
Does having a PPL gives you an advantage in being selected? What are actually the guidelines that SIA uses in selecting candidates? I am from Malaysia and asking whether I still have time or not to apply? Does having a 3.92 CGPA in Diploma Aircraft Maintenance actually help?
Hi Emir, I tried replying to your PM but your inbox was full. As others have said, I think what SIA is looking for is interest and passion. I donít have any background in aviation or engineering, instead my background is in finance.

As for the timeline, I applied back in May/June, and only gotten a reply in September. So if you have just applied, give them some time to get back to you. In the meantime, just do as much preparation as you may not know when they could get back to you! All the best!

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Old 14th Oct 2018, 06:14
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Originally Posted by SSS0388 View Post
Glad to. E-mail ID please?

I did not purchase any online tests, most of my preparation utilised free online tests, recommendation from fellow interviewees and reading on the experience of others (exactly the way you are doing it) to be mentally prepared for the tests. As I have mentioned before, the tests do not require any prior experience or specific knowledge - it is an aptitude test to determine 'appropriate attitude', therefore it is in my opinion a test which requires a certain discipline, composure and understanding of detailed instruction. Anyone can do it well, however with a certain practice regime, you could do it better, and that is our objective correct! Self-benchmarking not competition.

Having said that, I practised numerous tests on every available website (free!) to familiarise my mental state with the expected theme of the tests. It is imperative to understand that we are not practicing to memorise answers, rather to familiarise the mind when a similar test may crop up during the actual assessment, hence reducing reaction time, increasing memory capacity etc.

Cheers and all the best, take it one step at a time!
Hey man, thanks alot for the advice, Iíve just pm you my email. Hopefully Iíll be able to join you and the rest in the near future!
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 11:34
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Anyone going for the aptitude and final interview on the 31st oct? Do pm me your hp no. so that we could form a group on whatsapp! Cheers!
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 05:50
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Thank you for your feedback. I have actually applied 5 times since October. Every time I applied, after 2 weeks, they would send me an email saying that they rejected me and my application would change from 'in review' to 'closed'.

But I have the option to 'reapply'. Please guys, I really need this. I have IELTS, Diploma 3.92 and so on. I don't know why I am not selected. It is because in the same time I applied for cadet, I applied for cabin crew too? I really need some advice guys. Im feeling kind a down now.
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 05:02
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Originally Posted by Emir32 View Post
Thank you for your feedback. I have actually applied 5 times since October. Every time I applied, after 2 weeks, they would send me an email saying that they rejected me and my application would change from 'in review' to 'closed'.

But I have the option to 'reapply'. Please guys, I really need this. I have IELTS, Diploma 3.92 and so on. I don't know why I am not selected. It is because in the same time I applied for cadet, I applied for cabin crew too? I really need some advice guys. Im feeling kind a down now.
Hi, u can only apply 6 months after your first rejection mail. If u apply earlier than that, the system would automatically reject u.

As for why you are rejected, it was probably because u applied again even before they processed your first application.
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Old 17th Oct 2018, 17:44
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Join Date: Oct 2018
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Hello everyone Im having my interview on the 24th October and been meaning to create whatsapp chat box to any candidates that are going this coming week. Anybody would like to join?
However if there is an existing whatsapp group, mind sharing I would love to tag along.
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Old 17th Oct 2018, 17:45
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Originally Posted by stevendefool View Post
Anyone going for the aptitude and final interview on the 31st oct? Do pm me your hp no. so that we could form a group on whatsapp! Cheers!
Hey Steve, Im going on the 24th Oct. I pm you my phone number. Thanks.

You canít use the Private Messaging system, add url links or images until you have an established posting history.
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Old 22nd Oct 2018, 07:51
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Originally Posted by stevendefool View Post
Hi guys,

I'm going for the preliminary interview on the 29th of September. Anyone else going on the same date?
Btw to those who are curious, I applied for the position way back in May/June, and they only got back to me with the invitation last week.
Hi stevendefool,

I have applied around June too and still have not yet receive any news and the status remain as 'In Review'.. I wonder if you re-apply in between the period May/June to the point you received the invitation, and if yes, how? I seem to not find the way to re-apply without creating a new account. Using the same account it will just return the status I have applied for the position.

Thanks!
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Old 22nd Oct 2018, 14:40
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Originally Posted by fnr View Post
Hi stevendefool,

I have applied around June too and still have not yet receive any news and the status remain as 'In Review'.. I wonder if you re-apply in between the period May/June to the point you received the invitation, and if yes, how? I seem to not find the way to re-apply without creating a new account. Using the same account it will just return the status I have applied for the position.

Thanks!
Hi fnr,

I didnít re-applied. Maybe just wait a little longer? As I heard from the HR that they only hold interview in Malaysia once every quarter. All the best!
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Old 26th Oct 2018, 11:53
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Originally Posted by alif.azmi12 View Post
Hey Steve, Im going on the 24th Oct. I pm you my phone number. Thanks.

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Hey guys, im going too.... how was your IV alif... everything went ok?
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 00:33
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Hey Zenmai, I've sent you a pm!

To tomriderss, I tried pm-ing you but it says you have private messaging turned off, pm me your number instead

To fssky, your inbox is full, I cant pm you
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 05:40
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Originally Posted by stevendefool View Post
Hey Zenmai, I've sent you a pm!

To tomriderss, I tried pm-ing you but it says you have private messaging turned off, pm me your number instead

To fssky, your inbox is full, I cant pm you
my inbox is emptied, but how come I can't pm anyone? Anybody have any ideas? New here, peace.

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Old 1st Nov 2018, 07:43
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Friends, It would be of a great help if you could share interview experiences with fellow PPRuNe'rs.

Thanks a lot.
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Old 6th Nov 2018, 12:22
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Hi everyone,

Anyone going to the 2nd interview on 14 Nov 2018? Perhaps we can meet up to prepare. I'm a Malaysian based in Shah Alam.

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Old 7th Nov 2018, 09:15
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Join Date: Nov 2018
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Hi, anyone received email for preliminary next week? It says that aptitude will be conducted same day should you pass the prelim round. Is the final interview the same day as one of you mentioned here?
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