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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 17th Jan 2015, 01:14
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Brian, the fact that you are here asking this ridiculous question indicates just how much you really want this. So do your folks a favour and don't waste their money.
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Old 17th Jan 2015, 06:33
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Cathay Stage 2 on 2 Feb

Anyone Stage 2 on 2 Feb? We have 5 now. Please PM.
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Old 17th Jan 2015, 09:50
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Hey guys, I've got an InitialA test coming up, and I'm abit confused, is this part of the 4 stages or is this before stage 1? And also, if I do pass this Initial AB, does it mean I will have to stay in Hong Kong for the other stages, and will there be lessons, like a school, we attend to or we just have to revise the stuff ourselves.
Thanks a lot
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Old 17th Jan 2015, 15:48
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February 4 - Stage 2

Anyone have stage 2 on February 4?
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Old 17th Jan 2015, 16:22
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They interview 6 people every day for AE
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Old 17th Jan 2015, 20:55
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Are the AE interviews being held in HK?
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Old 18th Jan 2015, 04:10
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Six a day, with how many interview dates per month? 5 days a week?
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Old 18th Jan 2015, 06:53
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Pilot 852

They refer to the interview stages for the cadet program. The whole process is:
Stage 1a
Stage 1b
Stage 2
Stage 3
Flight grading

I'm not sure if it is the same or not for AE or TT
For the stage 2, do anyone know if the followings are still included or could anyone share some details on it?

Group exercise (definitely yes), Flight Planning assessment (definitely yes), Professional Profile (=CPP personality test in stage 1b?), Aptitude test, and interview
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Old 18th Jan 2015, 14:04
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The ae process is what it always has been yes...

And no, they start ae interviews I think two or three times aweek and it seems 4 bunches of 5 tt guys a week
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Old 20th Jan 2015, 10:28
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Do anyone know what are the chances of getting invited Again if you fail one of the stages.
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Old 20th Jan 2015, 14:37
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Anybody has their final interview on 29/30th? (TT)?

PM me!
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Old 21st Jan 2015, 07:49
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anyone is having 1a tomorrow?
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Old 21st Jan 2015, 10:11
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So if I wasnt a fit due to the results of the Personality test, they still wouldnt tell me the reason why I dont move on to Stage 2?

If my personality will never be a fit for CX, they'll still allow me to reapply every 12months, pay $2000 to fly to HK, spend a week there to do 1a+1b again, just to get declined to Stage 2 again?
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Old 21st Jan 2015, 17:04
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Re Chapfo

Well, did you receive an email telling you to reapply after 12 months?
I also got rejected after stage 1b; I'm not sure if there's anything wrong with my personality. But the way I thought the interivew would be was totally wrong . I pictured the whole interview 2/3 technical side and 1/3 company background and turns out that I was wrong. So right after I walked out the interview I knew I studied the wrong thing and could've done a lot better.

As for the personality test, it's about your personality, but honestly I think personality can be changed throughout your course of life and correspondingly to your life experience. So I'm guessing that they'll give you a chance to improve?
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Old 22nd Jan 2015, 15:05
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Can you tell me what to expect on the interviews please. I expect it to be mostly about the company and about yourself. Thanks
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Old 23rd Jan 2015, 00:10
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You got a long way to go, do some more reading and research.
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Old 23rd Jan 2015, 03:39
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RE: Aspira

throughout your course of life
That's what I'm referring to...
It's like at least an extra few years of one's life to change that. And that's in addition to the time and financial commitment every single time one thinks they're ready for the Personality test.

Btw, when you talked to Stage2 people during your 1a, didnt they tell you 1b interview was mostly non-tech?

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Old 23rd Jan 2015, 05:18
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Where do ab-initio cadets get the required 250 hours PIC time for their ATPLs down the road? Does Cathay have a PIC U/S program?
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Old 23rd Jan 2015, 06:37
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Re Chapfo

People that I met during my 1A were mostly doing 1A so I didn't encounter anyone doing stage 2. I did have someone that told me there would be mostly non-tech, but he did it a year ago, and the letter that I received stated that it was a "Technical and personal interview". in stage 1b...
I was thinking that the schedule of the interview might've changed so I decided to study hard on technical stuff . Also I was browsing through this thread and barely saw people post stuff about 1b until recently there was a couple of them.
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Old 23rd Jan 2015, 12:59
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Re Gonuts

Speculations. They never say what was not up to standards.

I know I passed the Raven test as it wasnt that difficult so that leaves the Interview and CPP.

If I failed the Interview, fine, since I have almost no experience for interviews. They probably got a sub-par impression of me. That is something that I can improve on. Likewise for everyone else.

Personality takes a lot of conscious effort to change and even then, changing the sub-conscious can be near impossible. Attempting every 12months I guess is worthwhile if one lives in SEA area, but is quite prohibitive for others half-way around the world.

Letting the candidate know personality was not a fit would save them the time and effort from travelling to HK annually. Maybe a few year's time instead so personality can change.
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