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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 1st May 2024, 07:31
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Hi fellow aviators,

I am a HK citizen holding FAA CPL, MEIR, and CFI, with approximately 300 total flight hours. My last flight was in 2021 as the past few years haven't allowed me to fly due to COVID. I'm currently in the process of applying for the CX Cadet Program. I've heard that applicants with flight experience are often tested on their technical aviation knowledge during the initial interview. Considering my 3 years break from active flying, I'm eager to refresh my knowledge and ensure I'm well-prepared before submitting my application.
Did the initial interview heavily focus on technical aviation knowledge? What resources or study materials other than PHAK would you recommend for studying the technical part of the interview?

Any insights or guidance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!
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Old 2nd May 2024, 01:34
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Originally Posted by Hardrod
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.

Thanks for the info Hardrod! Did not know British Airways has a free cadet training program as well, I always thought you had to pay X amount of money upfront. They must have changed it somehow. Sadly I missed the deadline, and I havent got all 6Cs in my DSE, thankfully their cut off age is 55 so I still have time, plenty of time lol. Do let us know when the next intake happens again!
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Old 6th May 2024, 08:53
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Did you guys need to do a psychometric test online? What kind is it? CUT E?
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Old 15th May 2024, 05:15
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hey everyone, iíve just received an invitation to do the computer based assessments. iíve practiced the cut-e tests but would like to improve my scores so any tips or tricks?? also if anyone has information on the work-related behaviour test it would be greatly appreciated. for background i only have about 25 hours of flying experience.
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Old 15th May 2024, 09:51
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Originally Posted by kingelmo
hey everyone, iíve just received an invitation to do the computer based assessments. iíve practiced the cut-e tests but would like to improve my scores so any tips or tricks?? also if anyone has information on the work-related behaviour test it would be greatly appreciated. for background i only have about 25 hours of flying experience.
Hi, you based in HK? may i know if the initial interview is to be scheduled on the same day right after the computer based assessments? thanks!

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Old 15th May 2024, 15:27
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I sat for the HR interview on 13th May 2024, just received an email today saying that my application didnt make it to the next stage and was deferred to 9 months. I can reactivate my application in 3 months time.

anyone experiencing this or is it just me? Kinda sad as i really wish i can go for the next stage
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Old 15th May 2024, 17:56
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Didn't pass initial interview

For those who didn't pass the initial interview and plan on re-applying again or anyone who is in the selection process, do you guys wanna create a group chat together where we can all share our interview experiences or resources to prepare for the interview in 3 month time again?

Heres the discord server I just made: c3thwTmTj7 (thats the code to join)
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Old 15th May 2024, 22:53
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Originally Posted by Jason123
For those who didn't pass the initial interview and plan on re-applying again or anyone who is in the selection process, do you guys wanna create a group chat together where we can all share our interview experiences or resources to prepare for the interview in 3 month time again?

Heres the discord server I just made: c3thwTmTj7 (thats the code to join)
Hey jason,

thats a great idea. May I know if you receive the same kind of email like me?

Thank you for attending the initial selection process for the Cadet Pilot Programme.

We have been impressed with your enthusiasm and have enjoyed hearing about your aspirations however, after reviewing your performance, we regret to advise that you have not been selected for further consideration at this time. Your application has therefore been deferred for a period of 9 months.

Should you wish to re-activate your application, kindly contact us at [email protected] in three months' time, from the date of this letter and we shall endeavour to review your application, with a view for you to re-commence the Cadet Pilot Programme selection process.

Additionally, kindly inform us of any changes in personal details and flying qualifications during this period by updating your Flight Crew application via the careers link of www.cathaypacific.com.

We would like to thank you for your interest in Cathay Pacific, and in the meantime we wish you every success.
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Old 15th May 2024, 23:23
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Originally Posted by zeflash
Hey jason,

thats a great idea. May I know if you receive the same kind of email like me?

Thank you for attending the initial selection process for the Cadet Pilot Programme.

We have been impressed with your enthusiasm and have enjoyed hearing about your aspirations however, after reviewing your performance, we regret to advise that you have not been selected for further consideration at this time. Your application has therefore been deferred for a period of 9 months.

Should you wish to re-activate your application, kindly contact us at [email protected] in three months' time, from the date of this letter and we shall endeavour to review your application, with a view for you to re-commence the Cadet Pilot Programme selection process.

Additionally, kindly inform us of any changes in personal details and flying qualifications during this period by updating your Flight Crew application via the careers link of www.cathaypacific.com.

We would like to thank you for your interest in Cathay Pacific, and in the meantime we wish you every success.
Hey, mine was deferred for 6 months and the rest are the same.
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Old 19th May 2024, 23:54
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im based in AUS but have HKID. I believe the initial interview is on same day but mine is on 22nd so will have to update.
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Old 20th May 2024, 03:05
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Hi aviators,
I just completed the ICAO test. Taking the CUT-E next week and prepping for upcoming interviews (HR and Panel). Anyone interested in forming a study group? We can share resources, tips and practice questions. DM
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Old 20th May 2024, 07:28
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Originally Posted by kingelmo
im based in AUS but have HKID. I believe the initial interview is on same day but mine is on 22nd so will have to update.
does the Cute invitation email mention interview to be followed right after?
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Old 20th May 2024, 10:33
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Hi! I have done the Computer Based Assessment recently and I was wondering how long does it usually take for Cathay to get back to me to do the initial interview?
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Old 20th May 2024, 11:21
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Final interview onwards

Do CX tend to email or call to notify the final outcome of the final interview?
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Old 20th May 2024, 11:27
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there's a discord server above which there's a few of us inside that share out experiences and resources
u can join if u want

c3thwTmTj7 <-- code to join
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Old 20th May 2024, 12:05
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Originally Posted by intheblack
Do CX tend to email or call to notify the final outcome of the final interview?
most people i know got called by cathay for final interview, however i was emailed so i guess both?
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Old 21st May 2024, 01:14
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they wouldn't tell you the outcome of final interview. They will either call you (i guess if you're in hk) or email (if overseas) for medical check, meaning you've passed the final interview.

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Old 21st May 2024, 01:33
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Is that still the current procedure? Because when the HR lady called me for medical check, she repeatedly said that my final interview result was still under review.

I did my medical check almost a month ago and did not hear anything from them so I called, the same HR lady said my final interview result was still marked as "under review" and normally it should be out in 1 to 2 weeks.
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Old 21st May 2024, 02:58
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Originally Posted by ITD
Is that still the current procedure? Because when the HR lady called me for medical check, she repeatedly said that my final interview result was still under review.

I did my medical check almost a month ago and did not hear anything from them so I called, the same HR lady said my final interview result was still marked as "under review" and normally it should be out in 1 to 2 weeks.
how long did you have to wait to hear about the medical check after you completed your final interview?
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Old 21st May 2024, 02:58
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Originally Posted by pilotow
they wouldn't tell you the outcome of final interview. They will either call you (i guess if you're in hk) or email (if overseas) for medical check, meaning you've passed the final interview.
On the other side, is the rejection via email as well?
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