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Old 24th Apr 2011, 13:52
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Cebu Pacific Hiring Situation

Hi All:

I've come across the 'net a number of contract positions (FO's & Capt- Manila / Cebu bases) both for the ATR and A320 which I assume are for Cebu Pacific. Are they really having difficulty manning right now?

As for ATR FO, does 500TT still get you an interview?

Many Thanks.
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Old 24th Apr 2011, 14:44
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500hrs AND 20hrs ME
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Old 24th Apr 2011, 16:16
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500 tt, 20 me?
that's it?
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Old 24th Apr 2011, 22:22
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@capt.S:

Are you sure it's just 20ME and not 200ME? The former seems too low.

Am I correct to say that all ATR orders have been delivered and that current pilot reqts are as a result of natural attrition / movements?

So, the 1500hr reqt. in the CP web site applies to local A320 FO?

Again, Thanks.

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Old 25th Apr 2011, 05:32
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I am sure. At least that's the offer to my nephew by the chief pilot himself. Oh, did I mention the chief's my friend?

(But seriously, I'm pretty sure the same rqmts apply to everybody.)
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Old 25th Apr 2011, 05:42
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i believe u r the person we want to meet.

i dun know if they have started calling people for interivew.

also isn't it there's a law stating companies in the philippines cant hire expat FOs?

is the law still valid?
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Old 25th Apr 2011, 07:35
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Thanks Capt.S for the clarification.


@Takamasa:

I was also surprised myself that they were recruiting expat FO's just to think the govt was treating pilot jobs as one of those "protected" industries that was viewed as critical. At first, it was 3months contract + 3 months extension now the websites say 1 year + possible extension. Funny when you dont pay Pinoy pilots close to expat rates and are willing to suffice an expat group for 1 yr + possible extension. Looks like LG is pulling some strings at the palace.
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Old 25th Apr 2011, 07:43
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the terms that u mentioned, where did you see ??

i have in talk with the recruitment team couple weeks ago,questioned several questions regarding my flying history.
one of the question was that if i am legal to work in the philippines, obviously i am not. Ever since then,i dont have anything from them.

also i know they are recruitment agencies to hire short term pilots. Dont know if they r using these guys to replace their regular hiring which obviously save them a lot of training cost.
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the terms that u mentioned, where did you see ??

i have in talk with the recruitment team couple weeks ago,questioned several questions regarding my flying history.
one of the question was that if i am legal to work in the philippines, obviously i am not. Ever since then,i dont have anything from them.

also i know they are recruitment agencies to hire short term pilots. Dont know if they r using these guys to replace their regular hiring which obviously save them a lot of training cost.
Just flew with a colleague from Spain and he said he has a Spanish friend who just joined bupak some 2 months ago along with other Spaniards...
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Old 25th Apr 2011, 12:37
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seems like the labour law is not valid anymore.

i would love to become the next one to call up for interview

just wondering if the company will offer you ticket and accommodation for ur interview?also where do they conduct the type rating training,any ideas?
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Old 25th Apr 2011, 21:53
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@takamasa

I saw the ads in a few sites (try pilothiring.com & Parc or Rishworth).

I also read that they usually conduct the initial interview thru skype. As for TR companies, they use Clark for A320 and AATC Bangkok / KL for ATR.

As for the labor law, big corporations in the Phils have a funny way of getting what they want at times. The current situation is plainly a result of ordering a/c without the manning & training to back up the delivery sched. Also, the issue of brain drain will forever be around in the Phils.

BTW, I note from your posts that you had a number of inputs at the Fragrant Harbour forum, are u also a HK PR?

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Old 26th Apr 2011, 12:24
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what are the chances of a type rated Filipino captain joining on expat terms?
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Old 26th Apr 2011, 14:30
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Affirmative. However i cant find any jobs in Hong Kong.That's why i am moving my eyes on the airlines in Asia.

btw,thanks for your information, very informative.
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Old 26th Apr 2011, 15:24
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Hi!
Any chance to get a direct contact inside Cebu and be hired as expat F/O without passing through agencies?
Any ideas or PM would be really appreciated.

BRGDS
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Old 26th Apr 2011, 22:55
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@takamasa:

I am also a HK PR having worked there for 14yrs as an engineer. Have you tried applying for the dragonair pre-qualified route? I was intrigued that they are now offering this route. However, it seems that their screening process is rather slow and the hoops and hurdles that come with their selection (from the threads I read) seem to be over the top.

Back to Cebu Pacific, it seems that there has never been a better time for flying jobs in the Phils. Sad though that the pay is still not in line with other regional operators.

Anyway, good luck with your endeavors.
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Old 27th Apr 2011, 13:01
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captbisdak,

you mean you have been working for 5J for years?

i have tried KA but unable to get an offer. I am now seeking for any job opportunities to build up my experience before trying again soon.

I know FO for 5J is a low pay job but experience is more important now.However they just declined to offer me an employment there.

anywayz, time to move on.
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Old 28th Apr 2011, 23:12
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Are there any expat captains with cebu that would like to share the good, the bad, and the ugly of working for Cebu. Considering a 3 month contract with them. Thanks for any info.
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Old 5th May 2011, 17:24
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"what are the chances of a type rated Filipino captain joining on expat terms?"

about the same as a snow flake in hell !
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Old 6th May 2011, 13:28
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Cebu pacific

I was invited for interview with CEBU it was very nice .if you need any INFO. call me on skype PILOT.A320
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Old 19th May 2011, 10:33
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Have a look at the Contractair website. They have the best terms available!
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