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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 21st Sep 2013, 16:48
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Join Date: Sep 2013
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Thank you 'great battle'....last month i've received an e-mail from CX stating that they were accepting applicants(of any nationality) having a valid ICAO CPL/ATPL with 250+hrs in excess for an S/O position through their Advanced Entry programme(32 weeks). Also it has been said that they recruit 180 cadets a year at 6 intakes with 30 per intake.
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Old 23rd Sep 2013, 05:57
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No it doesn't always stay the same...in fact, nothing stays the same at Cathay. The intake is different each year depending on the demand for pilots.
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Old 24th Sep 2013, 12:32
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Thats not correct sujith777340. I received an email yesterday from Flightcrew Recruitment specifying the Advanced Entry and Transition Training Programmes were suspended until further notice. Who knows how long further notice is...... Hopefully not too long.
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Old 25th Sep 2013, 02:17
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Please note that there are close to a hundred if not hundreds of candidates at various stages of AE and TT assessment in the hold pool. If you are not one of those in the hold pool, it may be closer to the tail end of 2014 before you will hear anything definite.
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Old 25th Sep 2013, 11:17
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Thumbs up Second Stage Interview 28 Oct 2013

Hi guyz, I posted earlier to see if anyone was doing Stage 2 on the 28th Oct 2013. Currently I have 1 on my list, but would love to meet more of you all before the big thing comes. )) PM me if anyone is doing their stage 2 on 28th OCT 2013!!!!

Cheers,

Serviceman
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Old 25th Sep 2013, 17:54
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thanks gatwick pax and jumpseatcapt.......it seems very hard to get in to CX unless through cadet programme...
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Old 26th Sep 2013, 12:31
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Thumbs down International cadet with zero flying hour will not accepted by CX Dear Mr. Mohamed,

Dear Mr. Mohamed,

We are delighted to learn about your interest in the Cadet Pilot Programme offered by Cathay Pacific Airways.

However, due to the current Company Policy, please be advised that the Cadet Pilot Programme is open to the residents of Hong Kong who have obtained the Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card only.

The objective for Cathay Pacific to institute the Cadet Pilot Programme is to give an opportunity for the people in Hong Kong to enter the aviation industry. Therefore, to be a Hong Kong Permanent Resident is a prime requirement.

Best regards,
Flight Crew Recruitment
Cathay Pacific Airways
/at
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Old 27th Sep 2013, 04:00
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Its not even a plain Vanilla HKID but a HKPID.

Shd put up a stickie so ppl dnt waste time.
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Old 29th Sep 2013, 02:14
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So the big "October announcement coming up!"

I reckon they will "announce" another "announcement" in the New Year as they still haven't figured out the pilot numbers yet. Anyone else got an opinion?
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Old 29th Sep 2013, 05:11
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stage 2 on 13 Nov

hi, anyone having stage 2 on 13 Nov wanna meet? please pm me
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Old 30th Sep 2013, 15:35
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Anyone going to have Stage 2 assessment on 14 Nov? Please pm me

Anyone going to have Stage 2 assessment on 14 Nov? Please pm me so we can get some practice tgt
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Old 3rd Oct 2013, 21:56
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advanced entry education requirement

Hello,

i read the online requirement, it seems that if u have a university/college diploma (2 year) in any discipline, u are ok.

can anyone confirm that ?

Thanks,
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Old 4th Oct 2013, 04:05
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100187259,

Don't know if you have noticed but AE is closed to Non HK ID card holders. Unless of course you have one. As for the 2 year Diploma, it clearly states on the website

"Have completed secondary school and have good passes in mathematics and science, or have a degree or diploma, or have passes in all ATPL subjects"

You don't need anyone to confirm this it appears.
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Old 4th Oct 2013, 05:15
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re:pilotchute

Don't know if you have noticed but AE is closed to Non HK ID card holders. Unless of course you have one. As for the 2 year Diploma, it clearly states on the website

"Have completed secondary school and have good passes in mathematics and science, or have a degree or diploma, or have passes in all ATPL subjects"

You don't need anyone to confirm this it appears.


pilotchute
Thx for replying, but im talking about the advanced entry with cpl and 250+ hrs, not
Cadet Pilot Programme with 0 hrs, cuz that one is for hkid only. The other two are open to any nationality. So i will be ok and i now feel reassured

thx,
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Old 4th Oct 2013, 07:01
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100187259,
You do realize that both AE and TT recruitment and courses are currently suspended until further notice right?

They are only interviewing AB folks with a PHKID at this moment. Even if or when they restart AE and TT, there are a rather large group of people waiting for an AE and TT course that will go through before they start looking at new interviews.
Have you gone through the interview process yet?
Or are you just getting started with the application?

J
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Old 5th Oct 2013, 06:17
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jumpseatCAPT

jumpseatCAPT,

100187259,
You do realize that both AE and TT recruitment and courses are currently suspended until further notice right?

They are only interviewing AB folks with a PHKID at this moment. Even if or when they restart AE and TT, there are a rather large group of people waiting for an AE and TT course that will go through before they start looking at new interviews.
Have you gone through the interview process yet?
Or are you just getting started with the application?
Ok ic. Actually, im far far away. lol. i have started and im working towards my PPL, hopfully, i will have my CPL by late next year. the weather is terrible in Vancouver. i guess i have been busy with my ppl that i dident notice the latest news on AE and TT. i hope things will pick up next year. thx for the info anyway
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Old 5th Oct 2013, 08:28
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Programmes and Requirements

The three Second Officer entry programmes are:


  1. Cadet Pilot Programme – a 55-week programme for applicants with low
    experience and no ICAO CPL. Please note that applicants for this programme
    are required to hold a Permanent HKID card.
  2. Advanced Entry – a 32-week programme for applicants who possess an ICAO CPL
    and have in excess of 250 hours flight time in specified categories.
  3. Transition Training – a 5-week programme for applicants with an ICAO ATPL,
    with a minimum of 1500 hours total time, including 500 hours multi-engine time
    with a MTOW greater than 2000kg.
Training is conducted at Flight Training Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia. Training
consists of technical ground school, HK ATPL subjects and flight training. All
programmes introduce and/or consolidate jet aircraft operation, multi-crew
operations, safety standards, efficient operation, passenger considerations and
flight operation disciplines.



To be considered for a flying career with us you must:


  • Have an excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Be physically fit and qualify for a Class I Medical
  • Meet flight deck reach requirements which is subject to a functional reach
    test
  • Have completed secondary school and have good passes in mathematics and
    science, or have a degree or diploma, or have passes in all ATPL subjects
  • Share our passion for aviation
Only applicants who hold a Hong Kong permanent ID card are presently being
considered for the Cadet Pilot Programme. You are welcome to register your
details; we recommend that you provide professional/personal updates to your
profile should your flying experience and/or Hong Kong residency status
change.











Looks pretty easy to follow from where I am.
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Old 5th Oct 2013, 09:27
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Is it just me?

I cannot believe the people applying these days.

Didn't even avail himself with the pertinent,basic,fundamental,baby-steps requirements.

It's like wanting to play tennis, but don't even know its a racket game and one of the pre-requisites is having at least one arm!.

Can I have the ex-airforce/GA bred guys?
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Old 5th Oct 2013, 14:21
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That really sums it up doesn't it Codyblade,

I received an application once that had half the medical questions blank. I called the guy and told him that sending in a form that isn't complete won’t do him any favours. He told me he was unable to get the answers to the questions from his mother.

"So you’re telling me you have to ask your mother if you have had Tuberculosis or Malaria?"

I got an email from him a week or so later wanting to know why he hadn't been called for an interview. He couldn't figure it out himself so I had to tell him. He thought I was being unfair on him.

This is an update to the original post. For those of you who didn't get the point I was trying to make I will spell it out for you. If you cant understand information presented to you in a straight forward manner written in English then maybe you are embarking on the wrong career path. This forum is littered with people who seem unable to grasp simple concepts or ideas and need other forum members to "check" that they have the right understanding of something.
The person who I mentioned above had 250 hours TT with the usual endorsements yet he seemingly had no idea if he had ever contracted these two life threatening diseases. If it was mumps or chickenpox then it would have been different.
Please think before you post and don't expect other forum members to do your research for you. The moronic questions asked by people on this forum would make a lot of people in Cathay now dread what type of person they will have to endure sitting next to if even half these people manage to get in.

Last edited by pilotchute; 6th Oct 2013 at 08:36.
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Old 6th Oct 2013, 14:31
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Just get over it Pilotchute. Unless the company opens another FAQ page for those moronic questions I think it will just keep flooding in to a point where you don't want to look at it anymore. Why? A. These guys don't read. B. Simply they just dont care what you think/said. So why bother.
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