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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 23rd Apr 2012, 07:20
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Join Date: Mar 2012
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SECOND OFFICER PROGRAMME

Hi everyone, I just did my ICAO English last week and received the following email today. Is this a form of rejection letter? Did anyone received the same email?

Thanks

SECOND OFFICER PROGRAMME

Further to your application for a Cathay Pacific Airways Second Officer programme and subsequent assessments, we regret to advise you that the progression of your application in the recruitment process has been delayed.

Please inform us of any changes in address, or education qualifications during this period, with a view to re-commence your application in 12 months.


In the meantime we would like to wish you every success.
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 08:01
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Updated interview process (according to the HR lady)

hey everybody, I just had my interview on the 20th (Friday). Interview was a little different than I expected/read from the forums. Here is the rundown:

Personality test, reasoning test, JKI booklet test (the same)
Interview (purely HR, no tech whatsoever)

Asked the HR lady regarding the interview process, instead of three stages, it has been cut to two and then straight to flight grading (with ICAO english test between the two).

Also heard they are trying to fill up the CP class for July/August with 18 potential cadets in each class.

Hope this information helps you guys with your future endeavors and best of luck to all!

PS: passed the 1st stage, ICAO test on June 4th, fingers crossed!
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 08:28
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Updated interview process (according to the HR lady)

Just had my first interview on April 20th (Friday). The process was pretty close to what was said on these forums (JKI test, personality, reasoning test). The only difference was that the interview was purely HR.

Out of the 6 of us that day, we all got 2 ladies (one person got a guy and a lady) as the interviewers and after asking all my fellow interviewees, the questions were not technical at all. The questions consisted of general HR questions (school, work, life, reasons to be a pilot), some general Cathay Knowledge to some details regarding the flight training course/school in Adeilade.

After the interview was over, I asked them about this year's interview process and it looks as though it will be a little different;

Instead of 3 stages, its cut to two (with ICAO english test in between)
After passing stage two, it will be onto flight grading
They are trying to fill up the class for July/August so they are in a hurry.

Hope that this information helps you guys with the interview this year.

PS: passed first stage, ICAO english test on the 4th of June. Will be updating as my interview process advances along the stages!
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 09:51
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r3drocket

How many hours do you have??
the july/august batch you talking about is for the advanced entry guys or for ones who are going for 61 week course??

regards
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 09:58
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ashokbhatt1

i have 0 hours, the july/august is for the 61 week I presume (not 100% sure) as when we i asked the question, she seemed to be referring to candidates like myself.
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 10:04
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Congrats red rocket,

I did my first interview in Sydney on the 16th and got a HR and pilot for my initial interview. Unfortunately I did not do as well as I wanted in the interview, but the tests I think I managed well.

I am still waiting for a reply, the HR lady did say I have to wait 3 to 4 weeks for a response..

So again, well done in passing 1st stage, I've been waiting for a week now and it's probably the longest week I've ever endured! Lol.

I really want this, but I have to say, I'm looking a bit shaky in getting a 2nd interview, I guess I'll see in another few weeks. *sigh

I dont know what the ICAO English testing process is in Australia, I'm pretty sure I still have to do it being born and brought up in Australia to keep the same standard for overseas applicant. So maybe wait for result on initial interview, get ICAO testing booked, and then a 2nd interview offer? Surely they wouldn't waste time offering you a 2nd stage interview if you are not to ICAO standard.

Anyhows, back to hurrying up and waiting..
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 17:51
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I was called to attend the 2nd stage interview in mid of May.
Is there anyone going to have the interview at that time? Pls PM me.
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 20:00
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Samsungcx- Are you going for the AE or cadet? I have passed the first stage but still waiting for a date for Stage 2. I was informed that it will most probably be at the end of May but nothing has been finalized.
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 02:16
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@lucky86
You are correct. You will still require to take part in the ICAO English Assessment regardless of your English background. Not only do you have to possess a proficient level of English, but you will also need to be able to comprehend English with a slight accent (which you will encounter when flying international). Don't worry, I thought I did mediocre (eventhough I'm a native English speaker) but I passed the assessment anyways.

From my understanding, here is how the new Stages are set (for HKG, not sure about internationals):

Stage 1
- JKI Test
- Reasoning Test
- Personality Test
- HR General Interview (No Tech)

Stage 1.5
- ICAO English Assessment

Stage 2
- General & Technical Interview
- Mental Math Test
- Flight Planning
- Group Exercise

Stage 2+
- Medical Exam

- Flight Grading
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 02:20
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If you're in Hong Kong, then they will normally get you to do the ICAO English test before stage 2.

If you're outside HK, you will normally do the ICAO English test at stage 2 or at the HR course you attend just before you start training in Adelaide (i.e. after you have been accepted into the program)
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 02:52
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Hi M Pereira,
I go for the cadet one and I have already passed the ICAO test.
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 02:55
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rejection letter

Hi everybody, did my ICAO assessment last Friday, and received the following email today. Did anyone received the same email, I am wondering the nature of this email, was it a rejection letter?
Many thanks


SECOND OFFICER PROGRAMME

Further to your application for a Cathay Pacific Airways Second Officer programme and subsequent assessments, we regret to advise you that the progression of your application in the recruitment process has been delayed.

Please inform us of any changes in address, or education qualifications during this period, with a view to re-commence your application in 12 months.

In the meantime we would like to wish you every success.
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 03:01
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HELP is AROUND

Guys from India who got calls for ROUND 2 .... Give me a yell .... could be of help

if you breaking your head on what is to be done !!! do PM me .Might have some good shit for ya
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 03:26
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Is it safe to say that both AE and Ab-Initio interview process is the same?
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 03:43
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ckthepilot - No, it isn't.
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 03:49
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CKthepilot

The structure of the interview various sometimes based on location of interview and available resources.e.g. in HKG they have a different battery of skill test they use.Whereas outports they seem to use test as WOMBAT.But the JKI test ,computer aptitude test , and the Ravens progressive reasoning test seems to be a common thing for both

The "make or breaker " which is the personal interview will totally depend on the experice you carry into that room.Need less to say they will push you to the limits .Its always good to know more than what you are supposed.You have to draw a line cause there is too much.

As for the Flight grading, things vary .Please refer to older post's.
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 04:27
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Thanks for your support Sp0r3,

All I want is a chance at the 2nd Interview, I dont just want a 'holiday' to HK, I'm currently working FT, and I don't have much annual leave to have a holiday anyways. lol..
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 05:46
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Hi Guys,

what does the JKI test mean?

Thx
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 07:16
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JKI TEST

Its the technical quiz test out of the - General Knowledge Information -booklet they send to you as part of the 1st Round Invite Package.
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 07:48
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Thanks for ur answer!
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