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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 22nd Jul 2010, 20:32
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Hey SW1

I meant to ask was how long do they take to invite you for the first stage of the interview.The first ever email to invite for the interview

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Old 22nd Jul 2010, 21:30
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Its impossible to say, there are various timescales being quoted on this very website- hence my comment about if you have not heard from Cathay after lets say a year, after sending your application, then maybe look for something else.
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Old 22nd Jul 2010, 23:31
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I was also wondering what the pass rate is for people who make it to the Stage 2/3 interviews.

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Old 23rd Jul 2010, 00:15
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For your reference

Originally Posted by coolfizz
Hey SW1

I meant to ask was how long do they take to invite you for the first stage of the interview.The first ever email to invite for the interview

cheers!
My application was submitted on 8/15/2009; Cathay Pacific e-mailed me about the Stage 1 interview on May 5/11/2010.
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Old 23rd Jul 2010, 05:48
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If you are waiting for them to call you, don't sit around doing nothing. Keep working, flying or doing whatever you do. Sitting around being idle does not make you feel better, and it certainly does not help your interview performance. Active minds perform much better under pressure than stagnant ones!

Having said that, as SW1 has mentioned the time one waits between applying and getting called in for Stage 1 does vary. After applying, I waited for 6 months and 1 week before getting invited for Stage 1, which was held 2 weeks after I received their invitation email. Then I waited another 2 weeks after Stage 1 for their invitation to Stage 2, which will take place about 1.5 months after I was called.

There is no standard pass rate for Stage 2/3 candidates; anyone who clears the hurdle gets past. I remember hearing someone once saying that Cathay has a cadet spot ready for anyone who passes Stage 1, provided he/she can perform to the expected standards in Stage 2 and 3. That said though, the attrition rate is quite high, as you might expect.
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Old 23rd Jul 2010, 06:14
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shivshahaney

Hey, I applied in January 2010 and got the email about the interview and testing this monday gone.

Has anyone else here been asked for interview and testing in Melbourne on 20th August?
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Old 23rd Jul 2010, 07:33
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how CX chooses people to interview

I doubt that this is an automated response, but I got a rather interesting reply from Flight Crew Recruitment nearly 2 months ago (I only just realized how it could help) :

"Please be advised that your application is still on our list of applications to be processed. Your application will be screened and considered along with all other eligible applicants in your geographic area when we next select for any future interviews.

Therefore, it takes longer time for us to process your application and all other applications of eligible applicants in different geographic areas."


Hope this answers a lot of peoples questions about an invitation for an interview. It means what it actually means. The only thing to find out is a pattern (if there's one) of how Cathay chooses geographical areas. If anyone has any info, your help is appreciated
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Old 23rd Jul 2010, 10:39
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Hi guys...

I'm from Italy and I applied for CX Cadet programm about one year ago!
Still no response,my geographical area is wild!!!!!
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Old 23rd Jul 2010, 11:27
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Airman 1985, are you from Japan?日本人ですか?

英語はとくいですか? ここで初めて日本人みえて嬉しいです。

ファイ
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Old 23rd Jul 2010, 11:57
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SA interviews

Hey guys.Anyone with any idea as to when JOHANNESBURG interviews are usually conducted.From what I understand,ie through earlier posts in this forum, they were last done in March this year.
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Old 23rd Jul 2010, 13:57
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will be in HK on the 5/6th of August for Stage 2/3.

anyone else?
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Old 23rd Jul 2010, 16:17
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I will also be there the 5th and 6th for 2/3. I can't wait!
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Old 23rd Jul 2010, 16:20
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Thanks for the information holdmetight. It is much appreciated. I'm trying to study for my Stage 2 interview, but I have no clue what to expect. Is the actual interview basically the same as your stage 1 plus a teamwork exercise and math test?
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Old 23rd Jul 2010, 16:32
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Aviates01

I'm trying to study for my Stage 2 interview, but I have no clue what to expect. Is the actual interview basically the same as your stage 1 plus a teamwork exercise and math test?
Yes, I think the range of questions in the Stage 2 interview will be similar to the ones I encountered in Stage 1, though they will probably delve much deeper into individual topics. Remember that the whole purpose of Stage 2 is to gauge your technical aptitude, so all the exercises will be geared towards that purpose. Technical questions will be much more in-depth, HR questions more sharp-ended... you know the drill. Just study as much as you can.

Obviously there are other exercises as well, from the top of my head there is a group exercise, flight planning exercise, personality test, and math test as well. Stage 2 is the same for everybody so your itinerary will be the same as mine. Hope this helps.
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Old 23rd Jul 2010, 16:42
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Alright thanks for the information, it really helped. Sounds like I'm gonna pull out my turbines textbook and advanced avionics books...
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Hey holdmetight

Hey!

I want to ask you about the 1 stage of CX. Could you give me some advice for the reasoning test, (Numerical, verbal,....) Does it consist both or several subjects??

Cheers,
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Old 24th Jul 2010, 10:54
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I want to ask you about the 1 stage of CX. Could you give me some advice for the reasoning test, (Numerical, verbal,....) Does it consist both or several subjects??
Hey there!

As you may or may not know, Stage 1 isn't quite the same for everyone, depending on where you do it. Stage 1 in HKG is quite different from Stage 1 done elsewhere, so unless you are doing your Stage 1 in HKG, I don't think I can give you much assistance. I did all my selections in HKG.

If you are doing Stage 1 in HKG, it is divided into two seperate stages - 1A and 1B. 1A is where all the tests are done. If my memory serves me right, and if things have not changed since I last did it 2 years ago, you do some computer-based tests, some IQ tests, some English tests, and make a brief presentation on the training aspects of the CX cadetship. IMO just doing preparation for the presentation is enough; the other tasks are easy enough as it is. Just keep cool and have a good night's rest beforehand, and you should be fine.

1B is an interview with a member of HR and a pilot. See one of my previous posts for samples of questions. The interview is not hard and I guess it is for them to get to know you first, before grilling you in Stage 2 and 3.

Before you do the interview (on the same day), there is a Job Knowledge Test you do, which is based on a booklet that Cathay sends you in an e-mail before you head in for 1B. It is quite easy, but you will need to do a bit of extra reading as some of the questions inside require a bit of extra knowledge to answer.
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Old 24th Jul 2010, 20:32
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Hey holdmetight

Hey there

Thank you for your help.

Are you currently a cadet pilot at CX?

Cheers,
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Old 26th Jul 2010, 08:49
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To arflyingman & aviates

Hi guys,

I'm also heading to Headland Hotel for Stage 2/hope 3 on 4th and 5th. We're 3 Frenchies coming from the first Paris stage 1 session.

Good luck and fingers crossed!
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Old 26th Jul 2010, 15:37
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Hi all!

I have a few questions. If anyone could help, that would be great.
-What seat does SO sit, left or right?
-What is the definition of long haul, medim haul of CX route?
- Where does B777-200 fly to?

Thank you for your help!
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