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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 19th Apr 2024, 07:08
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for my whole application process timeline:

ICAO: 2 weeks after application
computer based assessment: 5 days after receiving ICAO
initial interview: on the day after computer based assessment
final interview: 1 week after initial interview
medical assessment: 1 week after final interview

hope it helps
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Old 19th Apr 2024, 09:07
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So ICAO English is prior to computer based assessment now?
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Old 19th Apr 2024, 14:01
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HI all! I got a question about the tattoo policy about CX. As I got a forearm tattoo can only cover with long sleeves shirt, is that acceptable for CX medical assessment?
And I am going to do the laser tattoo removal if I pass the technical interview. Any suggestions? Thank you!!
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Old 19th Apr 2024, 18:42
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Originally Posted by fullpower
Hi all, I am new here.

I would like to ask how long an applicant shall wait to receive the reply/email from Cathay that instruct them to apply for the ICAO test after the date when he or she made the application (Day 0)?
I heard some received next day (Day 1) after they applied (Day 0), some may take around a week, but also heard some weird case that they received nothing after a week/ weeks and their portal were 'clear' later (Don't know what happen to them!).

Cathay Pacific is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our personal data policy and for recruitment purposes only. Candidates not notified within eight weeks may consider their application unsuccessful. All related information will be kept in our file for up to 24 months. A copy of our Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request by contacting our Data Protection Officer.


So this is how people looking for jobs these days - completely ignore the things on the JD. Said it all.
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Old 20th Apr 2024, 04:45
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Originally Posted by Lily0623
So ICAO English is prior to computer based assessment now?
both sort of come in the same time, and need to do it in parallel tbh
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Old 20th Apr 2024, 05:18
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Hi mate,

I was on the same initial interview day as you, and I still haven't received any news from CX.

May I know if there have been any updates from you, please ?

Originally Posted by e81247
Hi all,

has anyone had this before?
so i had my initial interview yesterday and didnt hear back from Cathay since.
My online application is still there but the "action" button is no long available. is this a sign that my application gonna get deleted soon?
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Old 20th Apr 2024, 06:22
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Originally Posted by Hardrod
Cathay Pacific is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our personal data policy and for recruitment purposes only. Candidates not notified within eight weeks may consider their application unsuccessful. All related information will be kept in our file for up to 24 months. A copy of our Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request by contacting our Data Protection Officer.


So this is how people looking for jobs these days - completely ignore the things on the JD. Said it all.
I don't think that a candidate who is qualified for all the entry requirement will not be invited for the ICAO and Cut-E assessment, especially this is his or her first attempt. On the other hand, I heard that the time waited for receiving the invitation email for ICAO and CUt-E is different but usually candidate will receive this several days after submitting the application.

That's why I have such question,and would like to see anyone has similar condition.

But, anyway, thank for your reply that just copy the official statement again.
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Old 20th Apr 2024, 11:30
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Originally Posted by Wesely
HI all! I got a question about the tattoo policy about CX. As I got a forearm tattoo can only cover with long sleeves shirt, is that acceptable for CX medical assessment?
And I am going to do the laser tattoo removal if I pass the technical interview. Any suggestions? Thank you!!
🙏🙏anyone have suggestions?
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Old 22nd Apr 2024, 22:47
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CX Alternatives

Few days left. British Airways is now taking on Cadets application til April 26th. 6 years bond. Fully funded by BA.
BNO visa gives you right to work and live in the UK. 100 spots. Highly competitive. Worth for a try tho.

https://careers.ba.com/speedbird-pil...my-preparation

Requirements:
  • You'll be 17-55 years of age to apply and 18 years of age to start training
  • Six GCSEs grade A-C or 5-9, including Maths, English and a Science or equivalent qualifications
  • Fluent in English (and, if applicable, have achieved ICAO Level 6 on completion of training). For non-native English speakers, you will need a certificate proving you have achieved International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Level 5.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any individual area (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking). This must be the Academic test, not General Training
  • A valid passport which permits unrestricted worldwide travel
  • Your height must be between 1.57m (5'2") and 1.90m (6'3"). If you’re taller than 1.90m, you may submit an application, but may be required to undergo a functionality check
  • Able to obtain and hold a UK CAA Class 1 medical with no restrictions and meet British Airways medical criteria
  • Before training starts, you must have completed referencing and pre-employment checks to the satisfactory standard and supply satisfactory UK and international Criminal Record Checks
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK without sponsorship

Detailed FAQ - See PDF

Do I need IELTS 5.5 to apply?
You don’t need this to apply. If you are successful, you would need to obtain this before commencing your training.
Can any of the selection stages be done remotely?
All the selection stages will be held in person at Heathrow.
I have higher education than GCSE, but don’t meet the GCSE requirements, can I still apply?
You will need to meet the GCSE requirement as advertised to apply, regardless of any other qualification you may hold.
Will preference be given to those with A Levels/Degrees?
You need to meet the GCSE requirements as detailed in the application criteria. Further or higher education are not part of the application criteria.
I have a foreign passport with the right to live and work in the UK, can I apply?
As long as your passport allows you unrestricted worldwide travel, you can apply.
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Old 24th Apr 2024, 11:38
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Originally Posted by pilotow
for my whole application process timeline:

ICAO: 2 weeks after application
computer based assessment: 5 days after receiving ICAO
initial interview: on the day after computer based assessment
final interview: 1 week after initial interview
medical assessment: 1 week after final interview

hope it helps
initial interview takes place on the same day as computer based assessment? both via MS Teams?
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Old 25th Apr 2024, 03:02
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Originally Posted by Hardrod
CX Alternatives

Few days left. British Airways is now taking on Cadets application til April 26th. 6 years bond. Fully funded by BA.
BNO visa gives you right to work and live in the UK. 100 spots. Highly competitive. Worth for a try tho.

https://careers.ba.com/speedbird-pil...my-preparation

Requirements:
  • You'll be 17-55 years of age to apply and 18 years of age to start training
  • Six GCSEs grade A-C or 5-9, including Maths, English and a Science or equivalent qualifications
  • Fluent in English (and, if applicable, have achieved ICAO Level 6 on completion of training). For non-native English speakers, you will need a certificate proving you have achieved International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Level 5.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any individual area (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking). This must be the Academic test, not General Training
  • A valid passport which permits unrestricted worldwide travel
  • Your height must be between 1.57m (5'2") and 1.90m (6'3"). If youíre taller than 1.90m, you may submit an application, but may be required to undergo a functionality check
  • Able to obtain and hold a UK CAA Class 1 medical with no restrictions and meet British Airways medical criteria
  • Before training starts, you must have completed referencing and pre-employment checks to the satisfactory standard and supply satisfactory UK and international Criminal Record Checks
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK without sponsorship

Detailed FAQ - See PDF

Do I need IELTS 5.5 to apply?
You donít need this to apply. If you are successful, you would need to obtain this before commencing your training.
Can any of the selection stages be done remotely?
All the selection stages will be held in person at Heathrow.
I have higher education than GCSE, but donít meet the GCSE requirements, can I still apply?
You will need to meet the GCSE requirement as advertised to apply, regardless of any other qualification you may hold.
Will preference be given to those with A Levels/Degrees?
You need to meet the GCSE requirements as detailed in the application criteria. Further or higher education are not part of the application criteria.
I have a foreign passport with the right to live and work in the UK, can I apply?
As long as your passport allows you unrestricted worldwide travel, you can apply.

Not sure if we should thank the HK Government or not, because if it wasn't them, the UK government wouldn't bother to change the Immigration policy for us, and we would still not be eligible to apply, even though we met all the requirements except working rights. Reading on their website, I can immediately notice the difference between CX and BA recruitment. Clear, concise, transparent, educational, and informative, it's like heaven and earth comparing with CX. And the Standard, something that is missing at CX.

Cathay's door is always open because they are desperate, but BA does not. I would encourage everyone that meets their academic requirements to give it a try.
Having rights to live and work in another country did not come easily.

More info on this thread Speedbird Pilot Academy - Funded
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Old 26th Apr 2024, 10:26
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Originally Posted by Mango23312
Hi mate,

I was on the same initial interview day as you, and I still haven't received any news from CX.

May I know if there have been any updates from you, please ?
I failed... obviously.
i thought it was a system bug but after asking around, i found out normally after each round, if u pass, u will most likely receive an invition email for the next round within 2 hrs or so, latest by the end of the day.
except for the final round, normally it takes 3-4 weeks.

i received en email on friday saying that i failed the initial round. try again after 3 months.
i guess the actions button was a sign of ur application getting deleted. lol

keep ur head up and hopes up mate, can always try again after 3 months.
this 3 months can be a good thing, for u to be fully prepared, right? aint a bad thing for the long term!
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Old 26th Apr 2024, 16:27
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Hi Guys,
Just learnt about CX opening for their cadetship. As a UK (British) Citizen, just wondering if we are eligible to apply with only unrestricted right to live/work in the UK?
I've found it's not completely concise from various sources online.
Thanks
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Old 27th Apr 2024, 04:33
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Originally Posted by intheblack
I am not a HK / China resident or PR for either of those countries. I applied and got invited for an assessment.

The HR did request for additional documents from my end after I submitted my application though. Who knows?
bro may i ask did you apply for cadet or second officer?
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Old 27th Apr 2024, 06:55
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Originally Posted by cryptoknight
bro may i ask did you apply for cadet or second officer?
applied for cadet
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Old 28th Apr 2024, 20:38
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Originally Posted by pilotow
for my whole application process timeline:

ICAO: 2 weeks after application
computer based assessment: 5 days after receiving ICAO
initial interview: on the day after computer based assessment
final interview: 1 week after initial interview
medical assessment: 1 week after final interview

hope it helps
Just wanna ask what is the ICAO assessment like, if you practiced for it do you mind sharing? Thanks
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Old 29th Apr 2024, 06:59
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Originally Posted by trigonometry
Not sure if we should thank the HK Government or not, because if it wasn't them, the UK government wouldn't bother to change the Immigration policy for us, and we would still not be eligible to apply, even though we met all the requirements except working rights. Reading on their website, I can immediately notice the difference between CX and BA recruitment. Clear, concise, transparent, educational, and informative, it's like heaven and earth comparing with CX. And the Standard, something that is missing at CX.

Cathay's door is always open because they are desperate, but BA does not. I would encourage everyone that meets their academic requirements to give it a try.
Having rights to live and work in another country did not come easily.

More info on this thread Speedbird Pilot Academy - Funded
BA focuses on quality of their cadets whereas CX focuses on cost cutting, money, money and money, and that's why CX uses many tricks to make sure they can get as much as they can out of you, including COS18, three years pilot allowance being taken away, working at the airport as Customer Service, P2x rating etc..Welcome to Hong Kong!
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Old 29th Apr 2024, 07:22
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Originally Posted by KKw0ng
Just wanna ask what is the ICAO assessment like, if you practiced for it do you mind sharing? Thanks
depending on which organization your test is with, didn't really prep much for it, more just like listening and speaking.
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Old 29th Apr 2024, 08:59
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Originally Posted by e81247
I failed... obviously.
i thought it was a system bug but after asking around, i found out normally after each round, if u pass, u will most likely receive an invition email for the next round within 2 hrs or so, latest by the end of the day.
except for the final round, normally it takes 3-4 weeks.

i received en email on friday saying that i failed the initial round. try again after 3 months.
i guess the actions button was a sign of ur application getting deleted. lol

keep ur head up and hopes up mate, can always try again after 3 months.
this 3 months can be a good thing, for u to be fully prepared, right? aint a bad thing for the long term!
Hi mate,

Sad to hear that.

Just wanna know, did they deleted your application before you received the email? Or just the action button disappeared?
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Old 29th Apr 2024, 09:35
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Whilst BA has just closed the door, Easyjet is now on the look. Check it out. Keep in mind, for Easyjet, you do need rights to LIVE and WORK in BOTH UK & EUROPE.
https://www.cae.com/civil-aviation/b...cross%20Europe.

For those who don't want to be a Monitor Pilot/Cruise Relief Pilot/Babaysitter at Cathay, get your academic qualfication sorted out. You just need 6 GCSEs/HKDSEs, Grade A - C to get to the door. BA isn't going anywhere. BNO Visa isn't going anywhere. Stay put. Get yourself ready for the next intake.
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