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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 1st May 2012, 22:15
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CX isn't paying housing to any new joiners, only a pittance of a "Hong Kong Allowance" - HKD10K/month.

"captain" weird, the HK Immigration Dept has stopped granting visas to low time cadets (rightly so). It's permanent until a change of government policy dictates otherwise.

Jeez Louise, how many people do you need to tell you the same thing? It's in this thread about twenty times. Mss the boat, did ya?
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Old 1st May 2012, 22:30
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Ocanada

Good luck with the interview!

Do you have any flying experienc? University, etc.... Just curious as to the whom is being invited for interviews. Thanks for sharing and again good luck bro...
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Old 1st May 2012, 23:55
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Thanks Robertson!
I don't have any flying experience but i just finished my first year of university for aviation management. I'm also a HKID holder btw...
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Old 1st May 2012, 23:59
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Hiring freeze is in force since last week until further notice.
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Old 2nd May 2012, 01:13
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Where did you get that info from?
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Old 2nd May 2012, 02:53
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CEO newsletter
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Old 2nd May 2012, 05:19
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GTC58,

if that is the case- why are they still inviting people to interviews and having mass recruiting in HKG.

I am not totally convinced until I see first hand proof
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Old 2nd May 2012, 05:53
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GTC,

where have you read the CEO newsletter?
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Old 2nd May 2012, 08:33
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Hey all,

Just been preparing for my ab-inito in HK.

I am pretty confident with the technical quiz and personal interview but according to the e-mail the flight recruitment sent me, there is another interview which consists of 45 minutes of technical questions.

Does this mean the whole 45 minutes they will be asking me technical questions? That seems overwhelming for someone who has 40 flight hours on a Cessna 172 and puts some pressure on me to know all the stuff in the booklet they sent me.

45 minutes of non-stop questions is kind of insane!

Anyone else went through this interview? Were all the questions based off of the booklet they sent you?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 2nd May 2012, 10:45
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Not only the booklet.. You have to know your plane.. In your shoes it will be the C172.. MTOW, TOS, things like that.. Engine power;.. Read this thread!!
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Old 2nd May 2012, 20:44
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@Brandon8,

I am preparing my 1st round interview in YVR as well. and i believe the email stated that the technical quiz is 45 minutes long and the personal and technical interview combined is an hour long. The interview is based on a lot more than the JKI booklet. and also, i'm just wondering when and where is your interview?
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Old 3rd May 2012, 06:51
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Hi to all,
I am Andy, whom is having an interview for AB initio on the 23rd of May this month. Just wonder if anyone are interested to have a mock interview practice with me.
Cheers,
Andy
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Old 3rd May 2012, 08:28
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@ocanadaperfect

My interview is in Hong Kong. I think we will have different interviews as the e-mail I received stated that I will go through:

Technical Quiz
Personality Test
Abstract Reasoning Test
Personal Interview (45 min)
Technical Interview (45 min)

The interview is based on a lot more than the JKI booklet? What else are we supposed to know?

I know the company itself pretty well, the fleet, and the engines but I don't expect the technical to go too in-depth for ab-inito interview..... It is supposed to be for people with no experience with flying at all.

I understand we need to know the basics but not too in-depth?

How are you studying, ocanadaperfect? What else are you doing besides the JKI booklet?

Cheers!
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Old 3rd May 2012, 16:35
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oh wow we do have a different schedule. since i only have limited time, i'm just gonna touch on the basics for all the technical stuff. so i guess when they ask a question, i would at least have heard of it and know the basics of it, maybe not in depth, but i can at least answer the 1st question they ask in that category. At the end, the more you know, it shows that the more you want it.

Do you have absolutely zero flying experience?
And i'm using the book ace the technical pilot interview and preparing for your cathay pacific interview for now.
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Old 3rd May 2012, 19:26
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I got an email from a recruiter today as well. I still have to call him/her to get the details. In the email, they want me to return to HK for the interview. Does anyone know if they will fly you out since they do have daily flights to/from Canada.
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Old 3rd May 2012, 22:02
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I applied as new entrant... have no flying experience or background.
Yes I am a HKID holder.

I saw someone got an interview at YVR... wonder why the recruiter wants me in HK in the email and not YVR instead. Guess I need to call them tonight to find out the details.
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Old 4th May 2012, 02:01
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I received the invite to YVR today. I have about 400 hrs but no HKID, just a Canadian Citizen.
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Old 4th May 2012, 03:09
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Hey Dex, just wondering when your interview in YVR is?
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Old 4th May 2012, 05:32
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@DexIkesa,

Hi,

Can you inform us please that when did you apply?

Have you applied on the S/O Advanced Entry form what they sent us to complete until 12 May or you just applied online on their webpage???

Thanks in advance.
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Old 4th May 2012, 07:09
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@ocanadaperfect

I have 40 hours on the C172.

Where did you get the book "ace the technical pilot interview" and the "preparing for your cathay pacific interview"?

They didn't e-mail me any of those?

Cheers!
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