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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 20th Jun 2012, 14:56
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Joycekin when did you attend the initial interview?
I have been waiting for almost 2 weeks and still have not received any call or e-mail.

Do anybody know if you will receive a rejection letter from CX if you failed?
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Old 20th Jun 2012, 15:04
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Usually the rejection letter comes quite quickly - within a day or two.

I waited for about 2 weeks before I got called for Stage 2.
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Old 20th Jun 2012, 15:13
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Pyromania when did you attend the initial interview?
Did you attend oversea or HK?
I am very nervous as I am not sure if I failed or not...
Thank you in advance.
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Old 20th Jun 2012, 17:33
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jonvan, i'm from Toronto too. where did you have your stage 1?
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Old 21st Jun 2012, 05:12
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In Hong Kong.
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Old 21st Jun 2012, 13:17
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JoNvAn

Hi JoNvAn,

I did my interview back in Mid-May in HK. (I am from Toronto)

I waited for 2 weeks before I received an email from CX notifying me that I was shortlisted for Stage 2. The next day, an HR personnel called my Toronto number to schedule a date for Stage 2.

Candidates that I have met and was rejected received the email the very next day.

FYI. I have a friend that did his interview in Vancouver in late May and was told they won't schedule anything for him till August.

No news is good news. Just be patient.
There are people that waited for a month before hearing back from CX.

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Old 21st Jun 2012, 15:17
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Thanks Pyromania. Good luck on your stage 2 interview.
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Old 22nd Jun 2012, 02:21
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Hi

Hi,
I am also from Toronto and my Interview has been scheduled for July.
I was wondering if you would be able to share your experience. Any tips/advice
would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Cheers,
Ross
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Old 22nd Jun 2012, 04:42
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Hong Kong Youth Aviation Academy

Dear Doris

I think joining HKYAA is a good idea for learning more about aviation and at the bottom line preparing for an airline interview. It's started by a group of volunteer local airline pilots with lecturers from engineering, air traffic control, government flying service and the civil aviation department as well. Normally this type of course is very costly but HKYAA is essentially free. They are aiming for Uni students so if you're interested, do apply and see if get selected for the program.
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Old 22nd Jun 2012, 06:32
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cpl or no cpl ?

hi,

im just wondering for those ppl who are off to stage 2, do they hold a cpl and 250 flying hrs or they have no flying experience at all before they apply ? is it more likely to get hired if i have a cpl/250 flying hrs ? can somebody be so kind to answer my question cuz im wondering if i should get my cpl before i apply !!


Thx
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Old 22nd Jun 2012, 07:11
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You definitely require an ICAO CPL with 250+ hours flying experience to apply for the Advanced Entry Second Officer Programme or an ATPL with 1500+ hours flying experience for the Transition Training Programme.

The debate regarding international applicants registering for the Ab-initio Cadet Pilot Programme (with no previous flying experience) is still going on. The website continues to mention that preference is given to HKID holders, which means you can still apply. I strongly advise you to speak to one of the recruitment guys in Cathay Pacific and get that cleared.
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Old 22nd Jun 2012, 09:49
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Flight Grading

Hi all any 1 leaving for the advanced entry flight grading in july ?
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Old 22nd Jun 2012, 12:45
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Grading

Grading on 29/6. Anyone?
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Old 22nd Jun 2012, 14:57
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rdane042

Hi rdane042,

Are you going in for Stage 1 or Stage 2?
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Old 22nd Jun 2012, 16:53
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Originally Posted by smurf84 View Post
You definitely require an ICAO CPL with 250+ hours flying experience to apply for the Advanced Entry Second Officer Programme or an ATPL with 1500+ hours flying experience for the Transition Training Programme.

The debate regarding international applicants registering for the Ab-initio Cadet Pilot Programme (with no previous flying experience) is still going on. The website continues to mention that preference is given to HKID holders, which means you can still apply. I strongly advise you to speak to one of the recruitment guys in Cathay Pacific and get that cleared.
Hi,

thx for the reply. As a matter of fact, i did speak to Suuny Signh (recruitment manger) on the phone, he stated that there is risk that you might not be hired even if you have cpl and 250 hrs.

But overall, i was wondering are there more ppl with cpl who moved on to stage 2 more than ppl with NO flying experience at all ??

thx again

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Old 22nd Jun 2012, 19:30
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As a matter of fact, i did speak to Suuny Signh (recruitment manger) on the phone, he stated that there is risk that you might not be hired even if you have cpl and 250 hrs.
I've never heard of that before! I hold an ICAO CPL with 270 odd hours. Sunny Singh's statement does come as a surprise to me, especially having failed the Stage 2 interview recently. As far as I know, Cathay shortlisted 10-12 Indian pilots for flight grading and most of them are CPL holders with 250+ hours flying experience. Looking at 2011-2012 (Eurozone crisis, rising ATF prices, Japanese tsunami and the slow recovery of the US economy), I doubt if Cathay Pacific actually requires 300 Second Officers for the year, as one of their management pilots mentioned in an interview to a local newspaper.

But overall, i was wondering are there more ppl with cpl who moved on to stage 2 more than ppl with NO flying experience at all ??
I don't have the exact numbers. But I reckon HKID holders with NO flying experience will always be given the bigger slice. Fair enough.
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Old 23rd Jun 2012, 08:59
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Stage 1

I'm going to stage 1 - are you in Toronto too?

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Old 24th Jun 2012, 06:03
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rdane042

Originally Posted by rdane042 View Post
I'm going to stage 1 - are you in Toronto too?
Hi rdane042,

are you able to share what questions they ask in stage one after the interview ? do you hold cpl with 250 hrs ? i live in vancouver and im wondering if i should get my cpl before stage one

thx
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Old 25th Jun 2012, 17:32
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stage 2

Hi everyone, is anyone doing stage 2 on 19Jul? please pm me.
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Old 25th Jun 2012, 23:10
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rdane402 - Stage 1

Hi Rdane402,

Sorry I have been busy lately.
Yes, I am from Toronto, too. Going for Stage 2.

Here is the breakdown for Stage 1 (they are in no particular order):

1. Interview
Mine was just an HR Interview. Though there may be a chance of technical interview depending on whether or not they have the resources to do so. (Either way, you'll get one Stage 1 or Stage 2). Just study whatever you can think of according to your level of experience (PPL, CPL, etc.) I was told they can ask you anything. Don't be surprised. The environment was pretty relaxing. Just be yourself.

2. Job Knowledge Test
Make sure you read the JKI Booklet. You'll be able to answer most of the questions from the JKI Booklet. If you've done your ground school, you'll be fine. If not, the JKI is sufficient. Knowing more is better as I am not sure if all tests are the same.

3. Reasoning Test
There is really nothing you can do to prepare for this.
It's a test of logic. Some candidates were able to finish some weren't. I am not sure what the benchmark is. Try looking up Raven Matrices as others had suggested in this forum

4. Personality Test
Again, it's another test which you can't prepare for. Just be yourself.

Stage 1 to me was more about getting to know who I am.
My advice to you (just as everyone else had told me) is to be yourself.
The questions asked were quite straight forward.

Best of Luck!
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