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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 20th Jul 2023, 02:00
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I have completed my bacloers in Business Administration. I took accounts and economic in secondary school. Is maths and science mandatory for cathay cadet training?
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Old 22nd Jul 2023, 14:11
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Originally Posted by Hardrod
Apparently, People Department worries that our Mainland counterpart might have a bit of trouble in understanding the English language so they decided to add some Chinese translation to the job ad. I need a good a laugh on this...lol https://careers.cathaypacific.com/jo...rogram-1840932
Didn't believe it until I saw it with my own eyes.. wouldn't it better if they build a website just for the icadet scheme for the mainlanders? No English, no Traditional Chinese characters, just Simplified Chinese. That should be good enough to say, hey, we build this website just for you guys!
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Old 23rd Jul 2023, 05:26
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People say Bonjour when they visit France, こんにちは in Japan and G'day in Australia, Hola in Spain but some people just can't understand this. haha
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Old 23rd Jul 2023, 06:38
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Originally Posted by ChrissyPrezzie
Didn't believe it until I saw it with my own eyes.. wouldn't it better if they build a website just for the icadet scheme for the mainlanders? No English, no Traditional Chinese characters, just Simplified Chinese. That should be good enough to say, hey, we build this website just for you guys!

They have been running the ad for many years without translation and all of the sudden they decided to add simplified chinese rather than traditional so itís good enough to do the trick. Think thatís the official written language in China.
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Old 24th Jul 2023, 08:25
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is there an acceleration key on the real test? I kept pressing it and passed 200 and crashed 50 and got 100% on practice.
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Old 29th Jul 2023, 23:43
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Hi,
I am new to this forum. I just received an invitation for the initial interview with CX and wondering if someone could share their experience and tips regrading the initial interview. Thank you so much in advance !
Cheers !
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Old 30th Jul 2023, 05:52
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Congratulations on making it through the computer test! The initial interview is just an HR interview, they will ask you basic questions such as self intro, why you want to be a pilot, questions about the programme (duration, difference between the two courses they offer, location of training, etc. so just read through the brochure that they share with you), role of a SO, questions about your passion and some questions based on your CV. Hope this helps
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Old 31st Jul 2023, 01:48
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Originally Posted by futurepilot2001
Congratulations on making it through the computer test! The initial interview is just an HR interview, they will ask you basic questions such as self intro, why you want to be a pilot, questions about the programme (duration, difference between the two courses they offer, location of training, etc. so just read through the brochure that they share with you), role of a SO, questions about your passion and some questions based on your CV. Hope this helps
Thank you so much for the pointers futurepilot2007 !! I truly appreciated it !!
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Old 1st Aug 2023, 10:42
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Is anyone here in the Cadet program currently or recently finished?

Bit of background, I am a HK resident with a CPL, Multi Instrument, CFI, CFII etc etc. FAA licensed. From my experience access pathways on to jets is difficult when HK isn't much of an aviation country compared to the USA for example SO or Cadet is optimal.

So i've just done my HR interview, they sent me that nice little pdf with the explanation of the two training courses, read and understood it. Reading the thread and talking to a Cathay pilot or two, the fear is that I may have to "start from scratch", and it was sort of confirmed to me when the interviewer actually said those words. But it doesn't make sense, if I get sent to say Arizona to Aeroguard how is it i'm going to start from scratch when I already have all the licenses and hours? In addition, the cadet course pamphlet does say the loan given to successful candidates can be reduced if elements of the course is not required. I'm getting mixed signals, Has anyone with aviation experience, applied, gone through a similar issue or is this just to test my commitment?
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Old 2nd Aug 2023, 03:40
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Originally Posted by FPmr1
Is anyone here in the Cadet program currently or recently finished?

Bit of background, I am a HK resident with a CPL, Multi Instrument, CFI, CFII etc etc. FAA licensed. From my experience access pathways on to jets is difficult when HK isn't much of an aviation country compared to the USA for example SO or Cadet is optimal.

So i've just done my HR interview, they sent me that nice little pdf with the explanation of the two training courses, read and understood it. Reading the thread and talking to a Cathay pilot or two, the fear is that I may have to "start from scratch", and it was sort of confirmed to me when the interviewer actually said those words. But it doesn't make sense, if I get sent to say Arizona to Aeroguard how is it i'm going to start from scratch when I already have all the licenses and hours? In addition, the cadet course pamphlet does say the loan given to successful candidates can be reduced if elements of the course is not required. I'm getting mixed signals, Has anyone with aviation experience, applied, gone through a similar issue or is this just to test my commitment?
It's been a while since I've worked at this company, but I remember back when I joined years ago, there were guys who held instructor ratings and had to start from scratch all the same. Regardless of your ratings and licenses, you will have to go through everything that a fresh cadet with 0 hours would go through in the cadet program. All of this to get a fresh HKCAD CPL and their equivalent ratings.

There used to be a shorter "advanced entry" course of six months if you already have a foreign CPL, and a "transition course" of 6 weeks for those with ATPLs, but those have been phased out afaik. If you are in the cadet course, you have to do it all. After you are done, and join a fleet at CX, you will only build "p2x" hours as you wait for an FO upgrade. You essentially won't build any transferrable experience during that time. This is why it's pretty much like starting over.
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Old 2nd Aug 2023, 04:09
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Your words cut like a rusty bone saw.

For the p2x on your license, do you at least get a type rating? I can understand the hours not being transferable but surely I can acquire a type rating or 2.

Thanks mate for the information, gives me something to think about. Around how long ago was this when you joined?
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Old 2nd Aug 2023, 04:27
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Originally Posted by FPmr1
Your words cut like a rusty bone saw.

For the p2x on your license, do you at least get a type rating? I can understand the hours not being transferable but surely I can acquire a type rating or 2.

Thanks mate for the information, gives me something to think about. Around how long ago was this when you joined?
You get a "restricted" type rating. The restriction being you cannot takeoff and land, and can only operate above 20,000 feet.
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Old 3rd Aug 2023, 03:20
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inbox full

Originally Posted by PHAK_152
Hi,

Has anyone finished their final interview recently and are waiting for the results? Please dm me

Also, does anyone what is the usual wait time after a final interview to get medical invites? Thank you
Your inbox is full, mind PM-ing me instead?
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Old 5th Aug 2023, 04:02
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morning, everyone,

May I know if anyone finished initial interview recently? and about how many days you will get noted for next round (final interview or failure), If they contact you by e-mail or phone, or if you can choose your times lot for final interview ( in the mail)

If the application box in the profile indicate you pass or not , if it is not disappeared

Many thanks for that
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Old 5th Aug 2023, 21:06
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Hi all, I applied twice already and got rejected both time after my final interview. One of the reasons I think is not having any prior flight experience. What do you think I should do different to draw their attention more next time besides having a good technical knowledge? Is there any simulator classes that I can take here in Hong Kong? Or what do you think one should do to make them impressed in terms of what I have done for the preparation of the programme besides studying technical stuffs? Also how much help do you think solo flight course of LTF Melbourne would be for the selection process? I am asking this because the interviewer mentioned this topic during final interview, who said ďEven though flight hours are not required, what have you done related to flying which can reassure us that you are right candidate for this role?Ē. I am also running on a tight budget recently. So, what options do I have left? Do you think I should take simulator classes or should go for solo course? If so, please mention the names of those institutions as well. Genuine suggestions are appreciated. Thank you.

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Old 8th Aug 2023, 02:13
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Originally Posted by flying2023
morning, everyone,

May I know if anyone finished initial interview recently? and about how many days you will get noted for next round (final interview or failure), If they contact you by e-mail or phone, or if you can choose your times lot for final interview ( in the mail)

If the application box in the profile indicate you pass or not , if it is not disappeared

Many thanks for that
Hey, I finished my initial interview on a Friday and received a phone call on monday about the final interview. hope that helps !
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Old 9th Aug 2023, 07:26
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Originally Posted by ugjrk1
Hey, I finished my initial interview on a Friday and received a phone call on monday about the final interview. hope that helps !
Hi ugjrk1, CONGRATS! your private inbox is full, is that possible to understand more from you about the initial interview? I am also preparing mine on the coming Friday. thank you!
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Old 14th Aug 2023, 03:31
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Hey guys, Iím located in Canada and interested in applying for the cadet program.

do they do assessments in Canada/online or is it all HK based? Thanks!
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Old 16th Aug 2023, 15:17
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Hi Honggil. Yes, they do assessments online, 1st - test on computer, 2nd - interview with HR, 3rd - interview with HR+captain.
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Old 17th Aug 2023, 09:34
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Has anyone received an offer this week?
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