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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 3rd Aug 2014, 14:26
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Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: HK
Posts: 2
Hey everybody
I am new here, just got one question
When you guys apply online, you guys all choose the second officer?
I am wondering I should choose another for cadet instead of SO
Please tell me so that I can do some changes to my application. thanks
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Old 3rd Aug 2014, 14:32
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Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: HK
Posts: 2
choice whe apply

Hey everybody
I am new here, just got one question
When you guys apply online, you guys all choose the second officer?
I am wondering I should choose another for cadet instead of SO
Please tell me so that I can do some changes to my application. thanks
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Old 3rd Aug 2014, 16:11
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Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 9
Contract Signing

I was just wondering when Cathay hires you or when you get accepted in the cadet programme, are you allowed to sign the contract as a company and not as an individual? (Due to double taxation if you're a citizen of another country as well)
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Old 4th Aug 2014, 11:50
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Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: hk
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initial A

Hi, is anyone go for initial A on 20 Aug?
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Old 4th Aug 2014, 13:33
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Join Date: May 2002
Location: up here, everyone looks like ants!
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No, you can't sign a contract as a company.

History lesson: Cathay is currently embroiled in what may be it's most costly HR lawsuit ever after closing the Paris base. The base was closed after innumerable mistakes and omissions regarding taxation and other social security issues by CX. With the possibility of HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of euros in lawsuits looming, CX will NEVER permit anything that even remotely looks like a tax avoidance manoeuvre.

Additionally, CX have always included this statement in their employment contracts :

"Residential and taxation issues are to your own account". In other words, your baby.
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Old 7th Aug 2014, 07:28
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: CDA
Posts: 6
CXTT?

There are many whispers....

Is it happening....

Is it real....

Do they mean it when they give you the option to apply for an FO position? (Stirring... but its there on the application....)

Or has everyone who qualifies applied to KA already?

Let the entertainment begin!
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Old 7th Aug 2014, 16:52
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Join Date: May 2014
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 39
DEFOs?

please not..
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Old 9th Aug 2014, 02:57
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Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 3
Does anyone here experience no invitation after 1b for more than 1 month? I wonder what could it be.
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Old 9th Aug 2014, 04:45
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Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Sydney
Age: 30
Posts: 12
nyxi

I believe if you haven't received any email for a month after 1b, you might have performed well and moved on to the next stage, the allocation of the date of the next interview takes time and depends on the time frame, from what I've heard it takes another 2 months for a candidate to be called for stage 2.
Be positive, work hard and never give up regardless of the outcome, Cheers!
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Old 11th Aug 2014, 06:54
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Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Adelaide
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nyxi

Don't worry about it too much. I waited for four months becoz of the medical stuffs. just give it couple more weeks, send them an email or give them a call if u still heard anything by then.
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Old 12th Aug 2014, 00:26
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Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 23
nyxi

it really depends on case by case, i know around 10 ppl receive emails for stage 2 around 2 weeks after their 1b recently
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Old 12th Aug 2014, 08:12
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 23
Is there anyone attends stage 1A on 4 Sept? please PM to prep together in advance, thanks!
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Old 12th Aug 2014, 08:37
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Hong Kong
Age: 29
Posts: 6
Stage 2 on Nov 3

Stage 2 on Nov 3

Pls pm!
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Old 13th Aug 2014, 03:31
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Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: dream
Posts: 12
Any applicants from Singapore?

Hi, is there any applicant from Singapore? I am going to have my initial AB in September, just wanna form a study group if there's anyone in SG here

Last edited by winnerhy; 13th Aug 2014 at 06:56.
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Old 13th Aug 2014, 07:18
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 23
winnerhy, just curious are you a permanent HKID card holder?

Last edited by GG4737; 13th Aug 2014 at 07:19. Reason: update
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Old 13th Aug 2014, 19:28
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Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Over Parafield
Age: 28
Posts: 79
Does CP stand for Cathay Pacific or Cadet Pilot?

Hi guys,

Its been approximately two weeks and four days since I return from flight grading, during this time people continuously came to me for tips and what not whether that be the keyboard or real life. Lets cut to the chase; I am finally stressed out... The last four days were just as frustrating if not more frustrating than the final hours before Stage 1B and 2.

I tell every concerned applicant who come to me the last few months the same thing: "go meet up with your stage buddies", which to me at the time was the best therapy for anxiety. Sharing our knowledge and desire to fly was the most stress relieving activity any applicant can do. The sense of belonging and mutual-reassurance got me through most of the selection, and its a treasure that I will hold onto for a long time. Yet, it can also be a fragile and short-lived moment.

I am blessed to have ever resilient Stage 2 and flight grading comrades, that I know will not give up upon rejection by CX, that I know still have a chance to be in the skies someday. Yet I kept picturing myself in similar position, will I be strong enough to make a quick recovery and apply as soon as time allows? Will I be able to risk the same humiliation?

I feared rejection... not lying... and I will fear applying and re-living the nightmare if that happens. I told the HR otherwise during 1B, but as always, its easier said than done.

My Stage 2 and flight grading buddies, the people I help on and off the scenes, whoever I shared with my dreams and hopes; it will delight me to see them fly, but knowing that part of me is with them it hurts to see them fall. And that is precisely the reason why the adrenaline stopped coming after Stage 1B; it is hard to continue without some people.



To all my friends,

I pray you catch up someday and fulfill your dreams. Do ask me for a hand at your will.

God Bless



That goes for all of you. See you in the skies.

Last edited by The_Architect; 1st Jan 2015 at 13:47. Reason: Just to clarify…
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Old 14th Aug 2014, 05:29
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Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: dream
Posts: 12
Yes, I am a HKPID holder
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Old 14th Aug 2014, 09:53
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 12
The_Architect,

Congratz. man!

I finished stage 1b and waiting for the email. Wish we can meet at FTA!!!
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Old 14th Aug 2014, 09:57
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Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Sydney
Age: 30
Posts: 12
The_Architect

I really appreciate your efforts mate, wish you luck and best wishes for the FG results.
Hope to meet you soon in Adelaide!
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Old 14th Aug 2014, 10:53
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Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Under the bridge
Posts: 71
The_Architect

Congratulations and well done! You deserve it. See ya soon.
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