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Singapore Airlines Direct Entry FO

Old 22nd Dec 2017, 19:26
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Singapore Airlines Direct Entry FO

I haven't seen Singapore Airlines do this since the mid 1990's as they usually only recruit ab-initio cadet pilots!!

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Old 22nd Dec 2017, 20:19
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Didn't SIA try to drive out the expats not too long ago?
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Old 22nd Dec 2017, 22:21
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I’m guessing they’ll be employed on a local contract. Not sure how they’ll meet the PR requirement to be entitled to sign a local contract. But as it’s SIA “can can sir”
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Old 23rd Dec 2017, 03:35
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I thought SQ mainline also sourced pilots from Silkair, Scoot and SQ Cargo? Would one get placed directly into SQ or one of the subs? How are pilots allocated among the operators under the SQ umbrella?
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Old 23rd Dec 2017, 11:22
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Anyone any idea what the pay is? The ppjn scales don’t make sense to me, unless the pay has gone dramatically downhill!
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Old 24th Dec 2017, 00:53
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I applied in the 1990s for ab initio cadet pilot.

It was the only time in my life I felt the subject of racism.
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Old 24th Dec 2017, 07:50
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Then think yourself as lucky. Some people experience that more than once in their life.
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 10:47
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Is this really open to non nationals? Details seem a little sparse.
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Old 7th Jan 2018, 11:13
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Such a shame there is so little info on SIA. Can anybody shed some light on this position?

I find it nuts to apply to job without knowing any details about the contract.

Thanks so much.
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Old 8th Jan 2018, 09:51
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Didn't SIA try to drive out the expats not too long ago?
No. As was always the case and written clearly into the expat contracts, when local pilots could replace the expats they would do so and three months notice, or pay in lieu, would be given. Sometimes the opportunity to move to a 'Local' contract was offered, this option would usually only suit a younger person as, by taking a Local contract, the housing and education allowances were lost but a degree of career security was offered. Whilst under training you were a non-revenue producer, simple as that, but once checked to line you were treated as an employee of a usually fair and sometimes generous company. SIA is a very big and financially sound company who will be around for a very long time. A batch of expat FO's who joined around 1991/2 probably wouldn't agree with me, they felt their previous experience was under valued and whilst on an expat contract had no opportunity to achieve an expat Command, for a Command they had to accept local terms, so you can expect opinions of SIA by non Singaporeans to vary quite a lot. Personally I had a very happy ten years there, but you must always aim to see the big picture. Go to work and enjoy it, get home and enjoy it, don't ever get involved in company politics.
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