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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 25th Oct 2023, 06:30
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Originally Posted by i8urmaw
Haha I am worried now. I have a feeling they had forgotten to inform me of my result..........
You can not be sure of that haha. Of all the candidates who failed the interview that I know of, they got their application deleted around a week and informed that they were rejected in 14 days. It is not uncommon they inform you 3weeks+ later. Just hang in there and be patient since so many other guys out there are waiting just like you!
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Old 25th Oct 2023, 11:51
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Originally Posted by Hyeeee
Thanks man! Now it explains a lot. So what you're saying is that the application is actually the only possible way of knowing if you have passed or not? If it is gone, it means you have failed and they have decided that yo're not fit for this position. On the other hand, I am curious if a gone application means the next recruitment phase? Or till you get an offer your application will always be there?
Thanks a lot! You have been given us very valuable information
95 per cent of the candidates failed when they no longer able to access to their application through candidate portal, that said, there are some exceptions though, and it is on case by case basis. One could fail the first-round interview, told to reapply in 6 months times, received an invitation to attend the final round interview before his or her next try. This kind of exceptions have been going on for many years. Nothing new.

Funny enough, if you read on the rejection email carefully, it tells you to update on your application in due course. With the new ATS being put in place, no where you can make any updates on it, thatís the old rejection email created specifically for the previous system. How lazy the new Talent Acquisition team is. If you wonder why you haven't heard any news from them, maybe they are just too lazy to follow up with you.


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Old 25th Oct 2023, 12:16
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Originally Posted by Hardrod
95 per cent of the candidates failed when they no longer able to access to their application through candidate portal, that said, there are some exceptions though, and it is on case by case basis. One could fail the first-round interview, told to reapply in 6 months times, received an invitation to attend the final round interview before his or her next try. This kind of exceptions have been going on for many years. Nothing new.

Funny enough, if you read on the rejection email carefully, it tells you to update on your application in due course. With the new ATS being put in place, no where you can make any updates on it, thatís the old rejection email created specifically for the previous system. How lazy the new Talent Acquisition team is. If you wonder why you haven't heard any news from them, maybe they are just too lazy to follow up with you.
Thank you so much for explaining! Yeah now it is more clear to me! So I'm just gonna keep my hopes up now and hope they are just too busy to tell me. Do you know anything around background check? what would they really check?
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Old 26th Oct 2023, 12:37
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New update. Passed and got my assessment invitation.
Many people have received their invitation today so we assume that CX will notify all who have passed once a month. So the waiting after final can vary from 2 days to 1 month since today many who have taken part in final got it today, those people had their final from the 5th to 13th but I am not sure of before.
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Old 27th Oct 2023, 13:18
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Originally Posted by Hyeeee
New update. Passed and got my assessment invitation.
Many people have received their invitation today so we assume that CX will notify all who have passed once a month. So the waiting after final can vary from 2 days to 1 month since today many who have taken part in final got it today, those people had their final from the 5th to 13th but I am not sure of before.
Hiya, what assessment is that?
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Old 30th Oct 2023, 03:19
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Finally medical stage. Waited 5 weeks+
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Old 30th Oct 2023, 03:25
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Originally Posted by Hbfftbmtt
Hiya, what assessment is that?
medical check, ICAO, background check
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Old 30th Oct 2023, 03:25
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Originally Posted by i8urmaw
Finally medical stage. Waited 5 weeks+
Congratulations! see you in HK
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Old 30th Oct 2023, 07:11
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can i dm you?

Originally Posted by Hyeeee
New update. Passed and got my assessment invitation.
Many people have received their invitation today so we assume that CX will notify all who have passed once a month. So the waiting after final can vary from 2 days to 1 month since today many who have taken part in final got it today, those people had their final from the 5th to 13th but I am not sure of before.
Hi Hye, i cant dm you because i have less than 3 posts but can i ask you about the medical?
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Old 30th Oct 2023, 08:31
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Originally Posted by Hyeeee
Congratulations! see you in HK
Thanks buddy, let's stay in touch. Pm u.
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Old 30th Oct 2023, 09:31
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Originally Posted by mcdufmcuser
Hi Hye, i cant dm you because i have less than 3 posts but can i ask you about the medical?
yeah sure, but I do not know what can I say about medical since different people have different cases. I was a weightlifting athlete so I am not worried about this
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Old 30th Oct 2023, 14:29
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Mate, what was Background Check again? Like criminal record or.. Any Clue ???
Will appreciate your reply
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Old 30th Oct 2023, 15:52
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Originally Posted by Hyeeee
medical check, ICAO, background check

Errrmmm Buddy, any clue what's the background check, seems something new isn't? Is that anything to worry or is it just a chitchat
On my 3rd week since Final, portal and application still there.
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Old 31st Oct 2023, 10:18
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Originally Posted by Anaconda69
Errrmmm Buddy, any clue what's the background check, seems something new isn't? Is that anything to worry or is it just a chitchat
On my 3rd week since Final, portal and application still there.
Don't worry about it. Just basic check about your previous work and stuff. But if you are from mainland China then you know what good words cost, just do it. I also believe If you didn't lie about what you wrote on your CV, you shouldn't worry about it. Every company does background checks, it's more like standard procedure but I am not sure how deep will they go or what amount of information Cathay wants. The HR mentioned "what did your instructor comment you?" during my interview so maybe the third party company will make a call to certain people and see if you are qualified. Again, do not ever lie!
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Old 2nd Nov 2023, 04:13
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So if the application has been deleted the next day from the interview means rejected🤔 i got it deleted the next day
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Old 2nd Nov 2023, 05:54
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Details on final interview

Got my final interview on 26th October, the application were deleted the next day.
For my final, there came a training a320 captain name Sxm (don't wanna put name here, but you can guess whether X for in alphabet), with the HR name Xdx
The interview started with the HR with HR questions for around 20 minutes or so.
Then the Capt jump in for some technical. We went from discussing air crashes, how did the crew reacted, dicision making etc. After that, follow by some PHAK stuffs.
The capt told me that I am obviously really good at airbus stuffs and also the aeronautical things, so he said he's not going to any aircraft related questions. He then went for HR types questions which wanna check my responses in different aspects, such as
- Initiatives
- Preference and habit
- Hobbits
and he mentioned how to convince him I can control the aircraft since it requires high coordination skills etc.
the captain part is around 40 minutes, all together around an hour as mentioned in the invitation email.

I am currently
- holding a HKIAA cadet offer(that one is kinda easy to make it through)
- Zero hour guy

really wish Cathay can do the reply sooner, whether it's positive or negative
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Old 2nd Nov 2023, 11:49
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Same here, got deleted the day after my final.
My final was on 26th October.
Probably itís not turning out good right?
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Old 3rd Nov 2023, 05:58
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application deleted

If you can report back whether u were successful or not, would be awesome. I for one, is curious to know if application deleted means no good. Some ppl on the forum recently had reported that their application was deleted and still got invite to medical and vice versa.

I am not sure how many ppl is on the same boat as me, but I failed my final last year (2022), reapplied this year (2023). I checked my application towards the end of my week 2 wait after final, and found my 2022 application in the portal; does that constitute to application deleted for 2023?! I am not sure, but whatever it is, I got my medical invite after waiting 5 weeks.

Lets dispel the rumor once and for all!


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Old 3rd Nov 2023, 06:12
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Sure I will contribute here if any updates.
It just seems that Cathay is more interested in HR type stuffs, find out your personality more than ever before compare to sharings mentioned previously in this forum.
Btw, this is also my second attempt, failed initial 10 months ago, asked to do the submission 9 months after.
I have skipped ICAO, aptitude test and jump directly to initial.
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Old 3rd Nov 2023, 06:15
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Sure, it makes no sense to justify your status simply by looking at that portal.
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