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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 3rd May 2022, 09:44
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Any news from CX, anyone?
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Old 10th May 2022, 06:10
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R u guys happy that it part of your training will be deducted from your salary? you'll be living off around $25K monthly, does that not bother you at all?
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Old 15th May 2022, 06:59
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Originally Posted by ProJoystick View Post
R u guys happy that it part of your training will be deducted from your salary? you'll be living off around $25K monthly, does that not bother you at all?
R u serious? Mind to shed some light on this matter?
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Old 16th May 2022, 05:32
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Originally Posted by ProJoystick View Post
R u guys happy that it part of your training will be deducted from your salary? you'll be living off around $25K monthly, does that not bother you at all?
My main focus right now is to build flight time. And for an airline to hire during a pandemic is still quite rare (at least on my side of the globe). So no, it does not bother me. A job is a job and I'll take it as a win if I get into CX.
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Old 17th May 2022, 03:44
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Originally Posted by ecohans View Post
My main focus right now is to build flight time. And for an airline to hire during a pandemic is still quite rare (at least on my side of the globe). So no, it does not bother me. A job is a job and I'll take it as a win if I get into CX.
You do realize P2X is not recognizable internationally right? And if Omicron second or third or fourth generation makes a come back and the border with the world is closed again, how long will it take to build the hours that you think you will want? By the way, friend of mine graduated from College a little over year ago and has been working at the wealth management sector, heís making 50K+ pretty every single month, and now he has the money to train wherever he wants. Does he need to rely on Cathay? Nah. He doesnít.
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Old 17th May 2022, 03:48
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Originally Posted by ecohans View Post
My main focus right now is to build flight time. And for an airline to hire during a pandemic is still quite rare (at least on my side of the globe). So no, it does not bother me. A job is a job and I'll take it as a win if I get into CX.
I share the same thoughts with echons there. May I ask whether you received any selection update from CX? I applied back in late March 2022 with no update so far. My brief background: TT of mid 200 hours with CPL and MECIR. Thanks in advance.
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Old 17th May 2022, 04:41
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Originally Posted by ecohans View Post
My main focus right now is to build flight time. And for an airline to hire during a pandemic is still quite rare (at least on my side of the globe). So no, it does not bother me. A job is a job and I'll take it as a win if I get into CX.
And that, is the definition of cheap labor. No wonder why Cathay has screwed everyone over and still gets it's fans. Disgraceful.
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Old 17th May 2022, 07:46
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Originally Posted by kriskcck View Post
I share the same thoughts with echons there. May I ask whether you received any selection update from CX? I applied back in late March 2022 with no update so far. My brief background: TT of mid 200 hours with CPL and MECIR. Thanks in advance.
I have a few questions for ya

1) Are you a former KA pilot who gets laid off because of company restructure?
2) Is the flight operation back to where it was at pre pandemic level?
4) How many pilots have they recalled back, Including KA pilots and CX SOs?
3) How long does it take to train a zero hour guy to 250 hr?
4) Why are they relaunching cadet training program now? Are they training them for now or for the future?
5) Why should they look at you when there are heaps of SOs sitting at home counting beans? Or working at a second job if not counting beans
6) Are you aware of the market trend?

No offense but if you canít figure out WHY before asking that question then I think you have proved to the experienced pilots that they are right. The standard couldnít be more worse than ever.
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Old 12th Jul 2022, 18:50
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CX has such low standards for cadets now.
I know few people only got ICAO 4 but still get into the program.
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Old 14th Jul 2022, 06:20
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Originally Posted by Butterflyfish View Post
CX has such low standards for cadets now.
I know few people only got ICAO 4 but still get into the program.
i can't see any problems. Don't you know the new CE has only finished secondary school and his master winnie the pooh only has primary school level.
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Old 14th Jul 2022, 12:45
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Originally Posted by Low budget pilot View Post
i can't see any problems. Don't you know the new CE has only finished secondary school and his master winnie the pooh only has primary school level.
At least the new CE and his master both get a translator! Airline Pilots? Nope. Sorry.
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Old 14th Jul 2022, 12:56
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Originally Posted by Low budget pilot View Post
i can't see any problems. Don't you know the new CE has only finished secondary school and his master winnie the pooh only has primary school level.
I think what Butterflyfish is trying to emphasize is the standard, because if you read back some of the stuffs posted years ago, Cathay did prefer their cadets to have at least level 5 or above, even though they didn't put it in writing. So obviously the standard has been declining every year. By the way, pilots aren't politicians. In politics, you get a translator, but in the cockpit, you don't. So you just can't put them side by side.
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 09:16
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Does age matter? Will CX take a cadet at age 30-40s?
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Old 17th Aug 2022, 15:04
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Originally Posted by unbakedmirrors View Post
Does age matter? Will CX take a cadet at age 30-40s?
I have seen mid 30s cadet. dont worry
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Old 24th Aug 2022, 13:56
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Anyone would like to form a study gp pls add me at tg [email protected] im still a student but would really like to get started on trying for cadet pilot.
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Old 31st Aug 2022, 14:49
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no-reply Email address?

Was invited in an email by Cathay 2 weeks ago to take the ICAO. The email also contained instructions to "reply to this email within one week" if you are currently living overseas, which I am. Seems simple enough, right?

However, the email address from which they sent the email displays "careers_no_reply@cathaypacific.com". Was a bit skeptical about whether or not Cathay would be able to receive my reply, so I sent a copy of my reply to "[email protected]" as well.

Radio silence thus far. I know the ICAO is just the very first step of the recruitment process and thus I'm a small fish, but you'd think that a company as big as Cathay would at least send an acknowledgement receipt, provided that they were able to receive my reply with the "careers_no_reply" email address in the first place lol.

Do you think Cathay has received my reply? Has anyone else replied to "careers_no_reply" and gotten a response? Is it normal to wait so long?

Just worried that Cathay may think I am no longer interested in continuing my application, when I very much am.
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Old 3rd Sep 2022, 19:22
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Originally Posted by 0sprey View Post
Was invited in an email by Cathay 2 weeks ago to take the ICAO. The email also contained instructions to "reply to this email within one week" if you are currently living overseas, which I am. Seems simple enough, right?

However, the email address from which they sent the email displays "careers_no_reply@cathaypacific.com". Was a bit skeptical about whether or not Cathay would be able to receive my reply, so I sent a copy of my reply to "[email protected]" as well.

Radio silence thus far. I know the ICAO is just the very first step of the recruitment process and thus I'm a small fish, but you'd think that a company as big as Cathay would at least send an acknowledgement receipt, provided that they were able to receive my reply with the "careers_no_reply" email address in the first place lol.

Do you think Cathay has received my reply? Has anyone else replied to "careers_no_reply" and gotten a response? Is it normal to wait so long?

Just worried that Cathay may think I am no longer interested in continuing my application, when I very much am.
Out of curiosity, how long after your application were you invited to take the ICAO?
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Old 4th Sep 2022, 05:02
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Originally Posted by undecidedwannabe View Post
Out of curiosity, how long after your application were you invited to take the ICAO?
I was invited roughly 9 weeks after I sent my application, a week after the 8 week communication deadline. Did you apply as well?
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Old 5th Sep 2022, 06:22
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Originally Posted by 0sprey View Post
I was invited roughly 9 weeks after I sent my application, a week after the 8 week communication deadline. Did you apply as well?
Hello Capt, have you applied for DESO or Cadet program?
I'm current flight instructor and have applied for SO a few months ago (I reapplied after 8 weeks which is dead line) and still received yet anything.
Has anyone here heard back from CX for DESO?
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Old 5th Sep 2022, 09:54
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Originally Posted by 0sprey View Post
Was invited in an email by Cathay 2 weeks ago to take the ICAO. The email also contained instructions to "reply to this email within one week" if you are currently living overseas, which I am. Seems simple enough, right?

However, the email address from which they sent the email displays "careers_no_reply@cathaypacific.com". Was a bit skeptical about whether or not Cathay would be able to receive my reply, so I sent a copy of my reply to "[email protected]" as well.

Radio silence thus far. I know the ICAO is just the very first step of the recruitment process and thus I'm a small fish, but you'd think that a company as big as Cathay would at least send an acknowledgement receipt, provided that they were able to receive my reply with the "careers_no_reply" email address in the first place lol.

Do you think Cathay has received my reply? Has anyone else replied to "careers_no_reply" and gotten a response? Is it normal to wait so long?

Just worried that Cathay may think I am no longer interested in continuing my application, when I very much am.

They used to include a contact person and a phone number in the invitation, regardless of which stage you are at, and this person would normally be the point of contact. Seems those folks no longer with the company anymore. Maybe they are short of staffs?
Just so you know my cousin wrote them two months ago to enquire about the program, and he is still waiting for a reply. Says it all.
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