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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 1st Mar 2023, 13:00
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What's the secret? Why can't anybody share the info with everyone here? Fear of CCP? Look at Singapore Cadet Thread. They are openly exchanging information/idea with one another. Very interesting to read!!
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Old 3rd Mar 2023, 05:30
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Originally Posted by trigonometry
What's the secret? Why can't anybody share the info with everyone here? Fear of CCP? Look at Singapore Cadet Thread. They are openly exchanging information/idea with one another. Very interesting to read!!
Im guessing people think of each other as potential competitors, so why would they share information that gives them an advantage.
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Old 4th Mar 2023, 11:54
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Then they are idiots. They have no idea what's going on with Cathay.
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Old 4th Mar 2023, 12:34
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I thinks it's more the comments like these and the constant negativity that is putting people off.
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Old 6th Mar 2023, 11:21
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For those that were invited to the medical assessment, how long did it take you guys to receive your email invite? My application is still in the portal and it's been a week since my interview
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Old 6th Mar 2023, 15:23
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Hi RidingWings
I am sry to hear that
how long did it take to disappear from your last interview?
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Old 7th Mar 2023, 10:55
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It takes around 2 weeks for me to receive my invitation to medical assessment.

Please make sure your passport(s) are valid. If you are confidence that you are going to pass the interviews, it is a good time for you to get your passport renewal.

If you wear glasses, you will need 2 pairs of glasses with prescription from optometrist.

The gap between the assessment and the final interview is a good time for you to get yourself prepared.

Hope to see you in the cockpit, all the best!
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Old 8th Mar 2023, 12:04
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Originally Posted by HermannGuwalgiya
It takes around 2 weeks for me to receive my invitation to medical assessment.

Please make sure your passport(s) are valid. If you are confidence that you are going to pass the interviews, it is a good time for you to get your passport renewal.

If you wear glasses, you will need 2 pairs of glasses with prescription from optometrist.

The gap between the assessment and the final interview is a good time for you to get yourself prepared.

Hope to see you in the cockpit, all the best!
Hey HermannGuwalgiya,
Would you mind sharing your timeline of the entire application to medical process?
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Old 8th Mar 2023, 12:55
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Originally Posted by HermannGuwalgiya
If you are confidence that you are going to pass the interviews, it is a good time for you to get your passport renewal.
Funny. People who asked that question after a week or two are usually the ones that does not have confidence about the interview.
Otherwise they would have been just patiently waiting and stay away from here, as somebody might say, too much negativity
Think the Gen Z needs to learn to be patient.
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Old 9th Mar 2023, 04:21
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It took me about a year to reach medical process.

The process speeds up really fast after you passed the CUT-E assessments.

I guess they were a bit in a hurry to expand their fleet, so they response faster then what you heard from the internet.
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Old 9th Mar 2023, 12:36
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Originally Posted by whitsunday
Funny. People who asked that question after a week or two are usually the ones that does not have confidence about the interview.
Otherwise they would have been just patiently waiting and stay away from here, as somebody might say, too much negativity
Think the Gen Z needs to learn to be patient.
Cannot image how these guys/gals can pass the 5-7 years itch when they can't even wait for 14 days to get a result..
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Old 10th Mar 2023, 05:40
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Hence the bond, the 50 per cent discount training fees, and, COS18 of course.
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Old 12th Mar 2023, 00:32
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Cc

Question. If you already have CPL and apply, do you still complete the 1 year training as if you were training from scratch? Im in my early 30s, got my CPL nearly 2 years ago but didnt go for the instructor route because of financial reasons (needed 30~40k).

Ive missed the chance to apply for the second officer role so was wondering what happens if I apply to the cadet programme. Looks like people with experience have applied in the past but cant seem to find more info on this.

Im am married but no kids though. I could fly as an instructor for 3 years before getting picked up by air new zealand and fly turbo for another 5 before getting jet time. Thinking 5~7years as second officer at CX wont be that bad?

I am a NZ citizen though but i guess i can fall under "right to work" with the right visa?
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Old 12th Mar 2023, 09:28
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I would assume that if you apply for the cadet programme, you go through the cadet programme. if you're overqualified for the programme, I would assume they might not accept you, as it's a programme for cadets.
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Old 12th Mar 2023, 09:32
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Side note: if you already have a CPL and you apply for a cadetship just so you can get yourself a job at CX as they're no longer hiring DESOs, then you'd be a bit of a prick for taking the opportunity away from someone who actually needed it.
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Old 12th Mar 2023, 13:20
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Originally Posted by yellokiwi
Question. If you already have CPL and apply, do you still complete the 1 year training as if you were training from scratch? Im in my early 30s, got my CPL nearly 2 years ago but didnt go for the instructor route because of financial reasons (needed 30~40k).

Ive missed the chance to apply for the second officer role so was wondering what happens if I apply to the cadet programme. Looks like people with experience have applied in the past but cant seem to find more info on this.

Im am married but no kids though. I could fly as an instructor for 3 years before getting picked up by air new zealand and fly turbo for another 5 before getting jet time. Thinking 5~7years as second officer at CX wont be that bad?

I am a NZ citizen though but i guess i can fall under "right to work" with the right visa?

They used to offer a 30 weeks program if you have CPL and all required hours, it's called "Advanced Entry", but I'm not too sure if they are still running it, as you know, things have changed a lot at CX. Right now they seriously need to fill DEFOs, cause that's where the demand is headed, the ones that are on the Ab initio are for the future use. You should write to the recruiting manager and see what she has to say.

Elene Cheng, Talent Acquisition Manager, Operation
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All the best.
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Old 13th Mar 2023, 01:36
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Originally Posted by trigonometry
They used to offer a 30 weeks program if you have CPL and all required hours, it's called "Advanced Entry"
Depending on your experience level coming in there were different courses/course length.
The most recent 'advanced entry' course with CX was only around 9 weeks in Adelaide. 4 weeks to do all the HK ATPLs and other relevant exams and then 4-5 weeks for a quick MEIR conversion in a DA42 for HKCAD and then some simulator work to finish off.

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Old 13th Mar 2023, 03:47
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In the past they have made people with CPL do the full course cadetship, if you have over 250 hours then you would get the shorter course. Just apply, you have nothing to lose.
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Old 14th Mar 2023, 07:55
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Hi,

Similar situation here, late 20s, had my CPL in 2019 but applied in cadetship, hoping there is advance class to shorten the training but i doubt NZ citizen can apply for cadetship, unless you have HK permanent residency?
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Old 15th Mar 2023, 01:11
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Originally Posted by lz9497
i doubt NZ citizen can apply for cadetship, unless you have HK permanent residency?
This is correct.
If you have over 250 hours an MEIR and passes in all your ATPL exams then you would be able to do the advanced entry course when they start hiring DESOs again.
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