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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 20th Dec 2013, 13:57
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looks like 2014 would be another golden year to get in
too bad i'm not yet ready
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Old 20th Dec 2013, 14:19
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Imagine we're in a court room. There are two people standing behind the either side of the cousel table - The plaintiff and the defendant. On the defendant side, there is a girl wearing a mini short skirt, a tank top, who appears to be his witness. When the judge walked in n saw that, she asked that girl " Do you go to church or funeral? " The girl said yes. then the judge goes, "Would you wear this kind of outfit to there? " She said no. Then the Judge finally shouted at her, "then WHY ARE YOU WEARING THIS TO COURT!"

From "Judge Judy"
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Old 20th Dec 2013, 14:43
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looks like 2014 would be another golden year to get in
Au contraire, mon frère

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Old 20th Dec 2013, 16:46
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They set a target for cadet intake every year but most of the time, the intake number didn't meet the target.
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Old 21st Dec 2013, 09:22
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seriously dude? you need to ask what to wear to a JOB INTERVIEW??

why don't you show up in your birthday suit? they might just hire you DE..
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Old 21st Dec 2013, 17:04
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Cathay Pilot Career Path

Does anyone know the career path of SOs at Cathay? I understand everything from SO to captain, but what are the promotions after becoming a captain and what's the highest position you can go? Thanks!
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Old 21st Dec 2013, 23:21
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The way seniority progresses in the airline business is as follows:

Captain, Spider-Man, The Green Lantern and then...Superman. The only rank attainable after that is Cpt. Underpants.

Seriously? Do you know that little about this industry?

Do a little homework. Not here on the interwebs.

"The problem with internet research is that you cant always depend on it's accuracy" -Abraham Lincoln, 1864

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Old 22nd Dec 2013, 02:03
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What to wear?

Sorry if some people thought it was a dumb question.

But in my opinion, for the stage 1a which only has the questionnaire and an aptitude test with no interview. I thought smart casual would have been appropriate. But by the sounds of things, I may be wrong.
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Old 23rd Dec 2013, 04:17
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Attire

Try Pilot Career Centre. They had some interview prep. That will cost you though! Do a simple internet search on Cathay Interview. Flight Deck Friend comes to mind.
Important to check the information for recency or last updated. Be careful what you pay for.

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Old 23rd Dec 2013, 04:44
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But in my opinion, for the stage 1a which only has the questionnaire and an aptitude test with no interview. I thought smart casual would have been appropriate. But by the sounds of things, I may be wrong.
I dressed for my 1A in smart casual and I wasn't the only one. Just don't be that guy who walks in wearing a T-shirt....

...yes it really happened.
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Old 24th Dec 2013, 02:55
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Attire for 1a

Really? People ask questions like what to wear for interviews? Even though your not seeing anyone in stage 1a, isn't it still common sense to wear business attire for any interview like this? Next time, think before you ask -.-

Cheers,

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Old 26th Dec 2013, 19:11
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I am still waiting to hear back from them I was accepted for the A program anyone know when this will be lifted
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Old 26th Dec 2013, 19:16
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Right after hearing this what to wear business I have got to say use your common senses!!
You are asking a company to invest at least 1,000,000 Hkd. You can show up with a little bit of respect with at least a suit on and at least read through their website about where and what your going to train, for how long.
It is not a lot of work its all on the Web
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Old 26th Dec 2013, 21:24
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I am still waiting to hear back from them I was accepted for the A program anyone know when this will be lifted
What are you trying to ask? Please make good use of punctuation and grammar, its really not that hard...
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Old 27th Dec 2013, 09:33
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As that was my first post just simply asking about the AE program that CX did.
Obviously there was a typo.
I am sorry to see the way you reacted to a simple mistake.
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Old 27th Dec 2013, 10:42
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He has probably reacted that way because you have asked a question that has been covered too many times, you are just too lazy to read the last few pages of the thread.
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Old 28th Dec 2013, 03:00
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Hi all,

Is anyone here going to have Stage 2 interview on January 21st?
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Old 31st Dec 2013, 11:02
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I heard that a lot of the pilots and flight attendants are friends with/know the celebrities from Hong Kong. I was just wondering if this is true and if that befriending Hong Kong celebrities is a possibility working at Cathay.

By no means, don't misinterpret this as a reason to become a pilot, just wanted to see if it's true. Thanks!
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Old 31st Dec 2013, 23:13
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Know them ALL and they certainly have the ear of the recruitment department. There is a monthly meeting between said celebrities and the recruitment department, where applicants are discussed over a couple of cases of bubbly, it is not widely known about and kept very clandestine but it definitely happens.
Each has their own disposable phone which is handed out at the end of the preceding months meeting. It is used once and only once, on the 17th of every month a message is sent to each phone giving the address of the meeting with only 2 hours notice. The phone has then to be disposed of by complete destruction. Any member of this committee who fails to attend more than 10 meeting in a year or who misses 2 consecutive meetings is thrown out of the committee and is forbidden from flying on CX aircraft for a period of 2 years. Make no mistake this is very serious business.
In light of this FACT I would suggest you use all of your celebrity friends to aid in your application. If you don't know any then I suggest you approach one at the next gala or film launch and use the code words "I NEED TO SPEAK WITH THE COMMITTEE" they know what it means, will take a photo of you with their phone and using facial recognition software track you down. Next you will be invited to a meeting with the said celeb, take this seriously as it is your ONLY interview, you will be asked a couple of aviation related questions.
If this goes well you can expect a call from the recruitment department within the next 37 hours. Remember, and this is important, when asked if you would like to attend an interview answer only with these words "THE COMMITTEE HAS SPOKEN" and hang up you will then receive an email within the next 7 minutes confirming you have passed all the application procedures and advising you of a start date.
Good luck and remember THE COMMITTEE HAS SPOKEN nothing else.
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Old 1st Jan 2014, 09:22
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bravo, pretty well and accurately portrayed
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