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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 19th Aug 2023, 16:31
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Hi guys,

I've got my initial interview in a few days and just wanted to ask what to expect besides general HR questions. How much about Cathay other than some historical knowledge do they expect you to know?
Also, I just graduated high school three months ago but aviation has been my passion for so long and I've been set on joining Cathay as a cadet for a while now. I know a lot of people who apply for this program already have flight experience, so does anyone have any tips for me I should probably be more nervous for the final interview should I pass this one, but this role is a really big deal for me and I'm prepared to give it my all to get in.

Any advice is greatly appreciated <3
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Old 20th Aug 2023, 10:59
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Originally Posted by gavinator_1104
Has anyone received an offer this week?
Not yet. Hopefully the coming week.
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Old 21st Aug 2023, 02:04
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Originally Posted by gavinator_1104
Has anyone received an offer this week?
How long have you been waiting? I myself have been waiting 9 days (including weekends). This wait really plays on the mind.

Anyone know here the average wait time? I've known 2 other candidates who got their medical dates 3-7 days after the final. So this concerns me after a while
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Old 21st Aug 2023, 05:11
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Originally Posted by FPmr1
How long have you been waiting? I myself have been waiting 9 days (including weekends). This wait really plays on the mind.

Anyone know here the average wait time? I've known 2 other candidates who got their medical dates 3-7 days after the final. So this concerns me after a while
Is your portal still active?
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Old 21st Aug 2023, 05:50
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The average wait time is indeed within 10 days (including weekends)
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Old 21st Aug 2023, 07:22
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Portals active, already aware if it’s not there then that’s a “no”. I keep being told no news is good news as I’ve heard some candidates get told a day or so after if they’ve not passed. But there’s a point where it starts to get concerning.

I’ve heard and I think told after interview, wait time is 2 weeks.
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Old 22nd Aug 2023, 04:37
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Hi, I am from Hong Kong currently studying PPL at Canada. I have planed to apply HK's cadet after finishing my PPL. Is it possible to apply and finish all the interview at Canada although I have heard they required HK's ICAO assessment.
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Old 22nd Aug 2023, 09:11
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Originally Posted by gavinator_1104
Is your portal still active?
Dunno where this 'portal' thing comes from...I got an offer in May, despite my application portal was gone right after the final interview. And the wait time kinda differs depending on when you had your final interview...it might vary from 3 days to around a few weeks.
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Old 22nd Aug 2023, 14:54
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Originally Posted by cypk
Hi, I am from Hong Kong currently studying PPL at Canada. I have planed to apply HK's cadet after finishing my PPL. Is it possible to apply and finish all the interview at Canada although I have heard they required HK's ICAO assessment.
I think you may finish all 1 test + 2 interviews in Canada online, however, it's necessary to go to Cathay City for medical check, at least.
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Old 23rd Aug 2023, 03:25
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Originally Posted by flappy_flaps
Dunno where this 'portal' thing comes from...I got an offer in May, despite my application portal was gone right after the final interview. And the wait time kinda differs depending on when you had your final interview...it might vary from 3 days to around a few weeks.
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I think there will always be special cases, but from around 20 applicants who got their portal deleted, they all received rejection letters.

it might not indicate a pass, but I would say most likely that applicant failed
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Old 23rd Aug 2023, 05:20
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Originally Posted by PHAK_152
I think there will always be special cases, but from around 20 applicants who got their portal deleted, they all received rejection letters.

it might not indicate a pass, but I would say most likely that applicant failed
And yeah, is there a difference between having the portal deleted and the application itself deleted?
Some recent interviewees have been telling me that they their portal still exists but their application seems to have disappeared, is that what you refer to having the portal deleted?
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Old 23rd Aug 2023, 12:25
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Originally Posted by flappy_flaps
And yeah, is there a difference between having the portal deleted and the application itself deleted?
Some recent interviewees have been telling me that they their portal still exists but their application seems to have disappeared, is that what you refer to having the portal deleted?
yes application deleted
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Old 23rd Aug 2023, 17:11
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Final Interview

I recently got told that I passed the initial HR interview, so I'm prepping for the final interview scheduled for next week. I've been through quite a bit of this forum and am conflicted about what I should be focusing on. A bit of background, I've just graduated high school a few months back, have 0 flying hours/experience, and have very basic knowledge of aviation. I've heard that some people with 0 flying experience still get asked some technical questions while some don't get asked that at all... There are a lot of resources out there for me to look over, however, I just want to be smart with my time and make sure I'm prepared to the best of my ability for next week. Any advice or tips would help a lot !!
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Old 24th Aug 2023, 02:14
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Originally Posted by PHAK_152
I think there will always be special cases, but from around 20 applicants who got their portal deleted, they all received rejection letters.

it might not indicate a pass, but I would say most likely that applicant failed
Hi there, Do you know by chance, how soon it take for them to delete the application from the portal after the final if they decide to fail the candidate? Thanks.
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Old 31st Aug 2023, 12:44
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May I know if anyone still get an offer even though the 'Application" gone in the portal in the final stage? If so , how many days after to receive any mail regarding successful or not ? many thanks
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Old 31st Aug 2023, 14:48
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Hi, I'm planning on applying for the program this month, does anyone have a telegram/whatsapp group that I could join?

I'm also wondering if I have to redo the entire interview process since I actually got through the first two stages before COVID put a pause on the entire program?
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Old 1st Sep 2023, 00:38
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Originally Posted by flying2023
May I know if anyone still get an offer even though the 'Application" gone in the portal in the final stage? If so , how many days after to receive any mail regarding successful or not ? many thanks
How many days after the final did your application went gone? I have not yet received anything but it has been 10 days since my final.
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Old 1st Sep 2023, 09:00
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Originally Posted by dvenaera
I recently got told that I passed the initial HR interview, so I'm prepping for the final interview scheduled for next week. I've been through quite a bit of this forum and am conflicted about what I should be focusing on. A bit of background, I've just graduated high school a few months back, have 0 flying hours/experience, and have very basic knowledge of aviation. I've heard that some people with 0 flying experience still get asked some technical questions while some don't get asked that at all... There are a lot of resources out there for me to look over, however, I just want to be smart with my time and make sure I'm prepared to the best of my ability for next week. Any advice or tips would help a lot !!
The point isn't to test your knowledge. It's to test your passion for aviation. That being said, just brief yourself up on BASIC flying knowledge (ie. what does it mean to stall, why is it faster to fly from HKG to JFK vs. the other way around, what should you do when depressurization happens, how can you tell the difference between an Airbus/Boeing, etc.) If you have flying experience, be prepared to answer questions about your training (ie. type of plane, what's special about your plane, type of engine, what you struggled with, etc.)

Don't expect to be able to answer everything they ask you. He/she will keep asking more and more until you cannot answer. They don't expect you to have ATPL knowledge, but FWIW - some people do start studying ATPL before their technical interview. Again, the purpose is to demonstrate your passion.
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Old 1st Sep 2023, 09:14
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Originally Posted by flappy_flaps
And yeah, is there a difference between having the portal deleted and the application itself deleted?
Some recent interviewees have been telling me that they their portal still exists but their application seems to have disappeared, is that what you refer to having the portal deleted?
How many days from final to having their application deleted?
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Old 5th Sep 2023, 05:24
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Hi there! just wanna know what does everyone use to practise for the aptitude test. I am assuming the airline still uses Cut-E. Is pilotassessments.com the right platform to subscribe? Thanks.
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