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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 24th Mar 2023, 06:29
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You need to have a secondary school certificate as that's the main requirement. I know people over 30 who have joined too!
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Old 24th Mar 2023, 06:32
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Originally Posted by winnerhy
Did any of you who's taken the computer assessment recently encounter any error during the assessment? I heard that someone encountered error during the working behavior part and needed rescheduling.
I had my assessment on Monday and had an error, when doing the complex control test (you can do the 6 tests in any order), but I had the error in the first 15 minutes of the assessment. Did the "someone" take the test on Monday too? I would like to talk to someone via telegram @hfxyz123
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Old 24th Mar 2023, 10:49
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Originally Posted by futurepilot2001
You need to have a secondary school certificate as that's the main requirement. I know people over 30 who have joined too!
Dang I thought GCSE results were good enough, if it's what they want then I will have to double time. Thank you!
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Old 24th Mar 2023, 14:22
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Originally Posted by unbakedmirrors
I would like to ask for your advice if possible. I am in my 30s. Perm. resident. Did not finish secondary school as I needed to work early. I've worked in IT for more than 10 years now and I've always been fascinated with flying and have aspiration to become a commercial pilot someday. Am I too old to join? Do they accept someone who did not finish secondary school but have good results say from GCSE physics/math/english? Do they only accept Cantonese-speaking cadets? You insights would be helpful. Thank you!
Love your sense of humor.
Anyone who takes this question seriously should have your brain checked.
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Old 26th Mar 2023, 06:34
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Re-apply after 6 months

Hi all,
If someone fails in day 2 final technical interview, and they apply after 6 months, do they need to retake the online aptitude test again or is it straight into the day 1 and day 2 interviews?
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Old 26th Mar 2023, 11:28
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​​​​ Hi all,
If someone fails in day 2 final technical interview, and they apply after 6 months, do they need to retake the online aptitude test again or is it straight into the day 1 and day 2 interviews? ​​​
Generally they will have to start everything all over again, meaning going from stage one and then work all the up, tho there are some exceptions and it is evaluated on case by case basis. Friend of mine applied the program back in 2018, took the aptitude test at Cathay City, then was told the score wasnít high enough to meet the standard, he waited for 6 months, reapplied again, the second time he went straight to the HR interview, completely bypass stage 1A. He asked why at the interview, no clear reason was given except he was told, situation has changed. Another example is, someone failed the final interview was not allowed to reapply the program ever again. Not because of his age but because of his performance. That was also before Covid.
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Old 26th Mar 2023, 12:13
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Originally Posted by trigonometry
Generally they will have to start everything all over again, meaning going from stage one and then work all the up, tho there are some exceptions and it is evaluated on case by case basis. Friend of mine applied the program back in 2018, took the aptitude test at Cathay City, then was told the score wasnít high enough to meet the standard, he waited for 6 months, reapplied again, the second time he went straight to the HR interview, completely bypass stage 1A. He asked why at the interview, no clear reason was given except he was told, situation has changed. Another example is, someone failed the final interview was not allowed to reapply the program ever again. Not because of his age but because of his performance. That was also before Covid.
Thatís weird. What about ICAO test? If youíve got level 5, then you do not have to give the test again for 6 years right?
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Old 26th Mar 2023, 13:05
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That's correct. As long as your test score is valid throughout the period of your training, you do not need to take the test again.
By the way, if you have been around long enough, you will know nothing is normal at Cathay.
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Old 26th Mar 2023, 19:13
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An employment contract can be amended any time at company discretion is also NOT NORMAL!
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Old 27th Mar 2023, 05:09
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Hey,

Anyone has gone through the Cadet Process. I have been invited to the initial interview. Is that the HR one?

Thanks
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Old 27th Mar 2023, 11:39
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Originally Posted by unbakedmirrors
Dang I thought GCSE results were good enough, if it's what they want then I will have to double time. Thank you!
I see you've asked about this several times in this thread already.
If you finished your GCSEs, then you have finished secondary education (high school) and therefore meet the educational requirements to apply.
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Old 2nd Apr 2023, 16:29
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I know they changed the 30 mins MS Team Technical Interview into a 1 hour long Panel Interview at Cathay city, has anyone done the latest Panel Interview and have some insight on it?
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Old 3rd Apr 2023, 12:05
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Tell the panel how much you love to be an Instagram Influencer then you will get the job. Oh. Of course they would love to hire a Fashion Designer 2.0!
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Old 9th Apr 2023, 14:51
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Hey guys,
Anyone recently reached HR/Tech interviews? Can you please share a timeline and experience?
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Old 21st Apr 2023, 00:21
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CX FTA program

Does anyone know what months does the CX Adelaide program start this year/last year?

Thank you
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Old 21st Apr 2023, 07:30
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FTA ground school

Originally Posted by 17zhangtr1
CP = legacy course (FTA full year)
CX = integrated with PolyU (half year in Poly, 8-10 months in Phoenix)
CPA = integrated at CX city (ground school at CX, then flying in FTA, mainly for CPL holders I think)
Hi there does anyone know in what months will the FTA ground school start this year?
Thank you
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Old 26th Apr 2023, 13:23
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Someone please give me the detail.
what differences between FO1 and FO2?
Every new entry for DEFO goes to FO1 right?
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Old 6th May 2023, 09:12
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Originally Posted by Khitans
Hi there does anyone know in what months will the FTA ground school start this year?
Thank you
Originally Posted by 17zhangtr1
CP = legacy course (FTA full year)
CX = integrated with PolyU (half year in Poly, 8-10 months in Phoenix)
CPA = integrated at CX city (ground school at CX, then flying in FTA, mainly for CPL holders I think)
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Regarding to the CPA course ,for both licensed or non - license holder , it's 8 months ground school in Cathay house (Never been in Cathay city) and at least 30 weeks flight training in AeroGuard Arizona US, No more FTA , at least not for now . Flight training for non-license holder may be longer .

FYI, Same as FTA , AeroGuard do provide accommodation but unlike FTA, AeroGuard DO NOT provide meals , cadets DO NOT live on campus and require to share room (2 cadet per room ), 2 to 3 room per unit
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Old 6th May 2023, 17:30
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Starting next month...

Cathay Pacific to require cadet pilots to work with customers at Hong Kong’s airport




https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...gtype=homepage
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Old 6th May 2023, 17:54
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Originally Posted by d_lane92
Originally Posted by 17zhangtr1
CP = legacy course (FTA full year)
CX = integrated with PolyU (half year in Poly, 8-10 months in Phoenix)
CPA = integrated at CX city (ground school at CX, then flying in FTA, mainly for CPL holders I think)
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Regarding to the CPA course ,for both licensed or non - license holder , it's 8 months ground school in Cathay house (Never been in Cathay city) and at least 30 weeks flight training in AeroGuard Arizona US, No more FTA , at least not for now . Flight training for non-license holder may be longer .

FYI, Same as FTA , AeroGuard do provide accommodation but unlike FTA, AeroGuard DO NOT provide meals , cadets DO NOT live on campus and require to share room (2 cadet per room ), 2 to 3 room per unit
Thank you so much for the information! Do you know if candids already have FAA's CPLs, are they required to, or even legal to, take the PPL and CPL check rides again in the U.S.?
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