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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 16th Jan 2019, 08:12
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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Hong Kong
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Originally Posted by powah View Post
Just got my invitation. Was around a 3 week wait.
Thanks for your information
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Old 16th Jan 2019, 10:02
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Originally Posted by MasterButtonPusher View Post
Hey everyone, looking for any Stage 2 group mates taking the assessments on 20 Feb. Please make an account and PM me if you are one of them. Thanks!

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Your PM inbox is full. I am also doing my Stage 2 on February 20. My number is +85295460814. Let's meet up, let me know.
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Old 17th Jan 2019, 01:16
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Join Date: Jan 2019
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Hi Guys,

I am an HK Permanent Resident and I am looking to join the cadet programme after I graduate from Uni in the UK in June 2020. I would like to get in touch with someone who has more knowledge regarding the application and selection process. Can someone whatsapp me my number is +44 7448595602 or DM to discuss.
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Old 17th Jan 2019, 02:27
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Originally Posted by CaptainSing View Post
Your PM inbox is full. I am also doing my Stage 2 on February 20. My number is +85295460814. Let's meet up, let me know.
Ok I sent you a whatsapp message
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Old 17th Jan 2019, 05:56
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Originally Posted by powah View Post
Does anyone know if we are allowed pen/paper for applied numeracy part of the Cut-e test?
Yes, you will also be given a calculator
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 02:02
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Originally Posted by chermaine View Post
Yes, you will also be given a calculator
Wait, your allowed a calculator now?
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 08:38
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Join Date: May 2017
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Hi all
My application was submitted last week
I am currently looking my buddies for the cadetship
here is my contact
telegram @MrKingishere
+852 65021031
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 22:18
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Join Date: Dec 2017
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You are allowed calculator... just in case you don't know how to convert your hectares to your squared cm or you have forgotten how to do simple multiplication like 2 x 3.14 x 4 ... The process is actually really really really easy now and it feels like anyone who has common sense can get through the selection. I did 1A 2 months ago and I did not even prepare for the cut-e or read the book they asked us to read.. i was sure i won't get through but i got through to the english test which i got level 4, which was the minimum required. then came 1B, this was just a chilled chat - most memorable question "dont you know most of the pilots wants to leave this company now, why do you want to join?" and "do you know of the cos18" .. i had to make something up to impress them so I just said the something like the A350 looks cool and say what i saw on instagram from the pilots made me want to do what they do.. it felt like the interviewer herself had enough of this company.. Just passed the final interview recently and i didn't prepare much again, the group interview was a mess everyone was shouting over each other we did not even make a conclusion because of the shouting, i didnt understand one of the guys his english was bad.. I was surprised six out of six people got through tho, then came the flight planning and i actually had no idea what was going on, but just followed along with my group mates, and then came the last final interview and we just talked about cathays recent problems, felt really weird like no one wanted to be there.. maybe its because cadets pay half now its easier or just for every cadet they recruit so many pilots leave that it seems that they will take anyone now, the people who got to final interviews the days before i did mine most of them passed, so i dont think its really that hard now to get in to the program.. just have to bring the common sense to interview and you will be in adelaide in 5 months! good luck!
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Old 20th Jan 2019, 04:00
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That is indeed odd. As i attempted a few years previously and missed out at the final interview. no calculators were allowed. 1B did ask about their financial issues and such but I was prepared for such questions. Stage 2 was a lot more technical and some HR, but nothing about the recent issues at the time. (guess a lot has happened since then with the new COS)
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Old 20th Jan 2019, 04:29
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Originally Posted by malerie View Post
You are allowed calculator... just in case you don't know how to convert your hectares to your squared cm or you have forgotten how to do simple multiplication like 2 x 3.14 x 4 ... The process is actually really really really easy now and it feels like anyone who has common sense can get through the selection. I did 1A 2 months ago and I did not even prepare for the cut-e or read the book they asked us to read.. i was sure i won't get through but i got through to the english test which i got level 4, which was the minimum required. then came 1B, this was just a chilled chat - most memorable question "dont you know most of the pilots wants to leave this company now, why do you want to join?" and "do you know of the cos18" .. i had to make something up to impress them so I just said the something like the A350 looks cool and say what i saw on instagram from the pilots made me want to do what they do.. it felt like the interviewer herself had enough of this company.. Just passed the final interview recently and i didn't prepare much again, the group interview was a mess everyone was shouting over each other we did not even make a conclusion because of the shouting, i didnt understand one of the guys his english was bad.. I was surprised six out of six people got through tho, then came the flight planning and i actually had no idea what was going on, but just followed along with my group mates, and then came the last final interview and we just talked about cathays recent problems, felt really weird like no one wanted to be there.. maybe its because cadets pay half now its easier or just for every cadet they recruit so many pilots leave that it seems that they will take anyone now, the people who got to final interviews the days before i did mine most of them passed, so i dont think its really that hard now to get in to the program.. just have to bring the common sense to interview and you will be in adelaide in 5 months! good luck!
Hi Malerie,

I tried to send you a PM but it seems like your inbox is full. I have a few queries regarding the process so i would really appriciate it if you could contact me (pprune or +852 67070475).

Many thanks !!
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Old 21st Jan 2019, 10:31
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Join Date: Jan 2019
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Originally Posted by malerie View Post
You are allowed calculator... just in case you don't know how to convert your hectares to your squared cm or you have forgotten how to do simple multiplication like 2 x 3.14 x 4 ... The process is actually really really really easy now and it feels like anyone who has common sense can get through the selection. I did 1A 2 months ago and I did not even prepare for the cut-e or read the book they asked us to read.. i was sure i won't get through but i got through to the english test which i got level 4, which was the minimum required. then came 1B, this was just a chilled chat - most memorable question "dont you know most of the pilots wants to leave this company now, why do you want to join?" and "do you know of the cos18" .. i had to make something up to impress them so I just said the something like the A350 looks cool and say what i saw on instagram from the pilots made me want to do what they do.. it felt like the interviewer herself had enough of this company.. Just passed the final interview recently and i didn't prepare much again, the group interview was a mess everyone was shouting over each other we did not even make a conclusion because of the shouting, i didnt understand one of the guys his english was bad.. I was surprised six out of six people got through tho, then came the flight planning and i actually had no idea what was going on, but just followed along with my group mates, and then came the last final interview and we just talked about cathays recent problems, felt really weird like no one wanted to be there.. maybe its because cadets pay half now its easier or just for every cadet they recruit so many pilots leave that it seems that they will take anyone now, the people who got to final interviews the days before i did mine most of them passed, so i dont think its really that hard now to get in to the program.. just have to bring the common sense to interview and you will be in adelaide in 5 months! good luck!
Agree. It gets so much easier nowadays when you compare with the process in 2015.

For me, I passed the the interview just days before Christmas and I was offered a place on the program but I eventually walked away. I really don't think I can learn anything out by watching someone to fly the jet for 5 years , and I absolutely can't accept the idea of paying my money to a school that does not have adequate trainers and resources.

Not the 4 years of education in HKU taught me to do. Make no mistake, I love Cathay, and I have always wanted to work for them since I was a kid. But this company has gone done hill. It has gotten to a point where no-one wants to come here except the poor. Now I would rather work three jobs a day to save up the money to fly than selling my soul to this crap and mentally unstable company.

Absolutely disgusting.
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Old 21st Jan 2019, 18:10
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And that is why I am walking away too because I am better than this.

With me I see applicants/cadets with impressive qualifications coming in, saying that being a pilot is their dream etc etc etc... but if it is really a dream, then they would prove to be better than this and as you said work and pay for flight training and work somewhere else.

I am surprised people who have degrees don't see what they are getting themselves into, are you really to the point where this is your only option? This joke of a company and its cadet programme is just the easy route that people are taking, people that are not thinking of the long term and this is just going to get worse.

I think many people are just misled by the two prominent instagrammers propagandizing the greatness of Cafay Pathetic, people just don't know that their lives are not going to be like that of those captains on the old contract. Don't listen to people when they say upgrades are going to take 6 years or so, its going to take longer. You may think longer by 1-2 years is fine, but with that rubbish salary and the high cost of living in hk, how are you going to move out of your parents by the age of 35? How are you going to raise a family?

Imagine playing a flight simulator game on autopilot overnight, seem boring? that is your job for the good part of your first decade as a "pilot". This and I haven't even started talking about this CoS18. People who are better, that are willing to do anything for their dream are taking an alternative route that gets them to the rank of captains in those 6+ years whilst you gain nothing. It used to be great, when the batches were 12, now there are 15+ in the recent batch. 15+ that are going for the easy route, the easy route that will make them regret after 1 or 2 years when they get bored while they look up at people who are already senior first officers in other airlines with a family and good quality of life. Cathay used to be for the elite with the highest standards, now cafay is for the desperate individuals with no standards.

If you think you have standards, you won't go for this airline. Think again people, don't let the smart looking exterior of the CX A350 fool you and to people who passed the final interview, well done but most of the others passed it and will pass it with common sense. For people who have queries, my advice is to stay away.
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Old 23rd Jan 2019, 07:14
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How was your 1a assessment? were they covering much of the latestpilotjobs aptitude at very hard level in all competencies?
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Old 23rd Jan 2019, 13:17
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Originally Posted by MasterButtonPusher View Post
Hey everyone, looking for any Stage 2 group mates taking the assessments on 20 Feb. Please make an account and PM me if you are one of them. Thanks!

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Hey, I am interviewing 20th Feb keen to study up?
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Old 24th Jan 2019, 01:44
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There are 3 levels on cut-e for the applied numeracy competency (easy, medium, hard)...which level did they test you? why is it that there's a need for calculator?
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Old 24th Jan 2019, 09:20
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Hi guys, looking for any stage 2 group mates who will have his/her assessments on 21 Feb. Please make an account to pm me or contact me by +852 69705978. Many thanks!!

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Old 24th Jan 2019, 10:02
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Join Date: Feb 2011
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Study group

My application was submitted last month
I am currently looking for buddies for the cadetship
here is my contact
+852 63425347
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Old 25th Jan 2019, 07:06
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Originally Posted by Blackett750 View Post
Hey, I am interviewing 20th Feb keen to study up?
Are you doing Stage 1B interview or Stage 2 interview on 20 Feb?
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Old 25th Jan 2019, 13:38
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Join Date: Sep 2012
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Originally Posted by bmczxfwz View Post

do you mean that they invited you without you reapplying after last August?
Something similar is happening to me.
Failed stage 1B for KA in March 2018, and few days ago I got invited to do 1B again on 4 Feb.
but they told me have to do ICAO assessment before the interview, which has cost me around 2000HKD.
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Old 27th Jan 2019, 05:31
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Join Date: Dec 2018
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Hi All,

Newbie here. I am intending to apply for the Cathay Cadet Program. I don't want to apply until I am confident that I will pass all exam stages.

On the technical questionnaire, does anyone have a list of questions they typically ask? I have been informed there is a list of roughly 100 questions the technical questionnaire typically circulate through.

Any current online study groups that are open to other members. Keen for a study buddy!

Thanks in advance.
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