Hong Kong’s Flag Carrier Opens Application for Cadet Programme

08th Sep 2022

Hong Kong based Cathay Pacific Airways has restarted its recruitment of its Cadet Pilot Programme – signaling a strong expectation in terms of aviation recovery in South-East Asia. The programme will run for 55-60 weeks. Below is an extract about the hiring requirements.

Cathay Pacific Airways is looking to recruit and train more than 1,000 local cadet pilots by 2025.

“Qualifications:

  • A Hong Kong Permanent resident
  • Graduated from secondary school with good passes in English language and Mathematics or Science; a degree in any discipline will also be considered provided you meet the secondary school criteria. Applicants with an Aviation degree will be given a priority.
  • Physically fit and qualified for a Civil Aviation Department (HKCAD) Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • Able to meet our flight deck reach requirements. Candidates may be asked to complete a static reach test and flight simulator reach assessment
  • Achieve ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) English Language Proficiency level 4 or above
  • Aged 18 years or above

Cathay Pacific Airways will prepare you to fly by:

  • Offering comprehensive ground school theory training and programmes to ensure you build your skills, knowledge and confidence
  • Providing you with support from world-class instructors who will teach you the theory of flying, systems and regulations required to succeed as an airline pilot

You will then learn to fly by:

  • Spending time in both single and twin-engined light aircraft
  • Practising in jet aircraft Simulators and learning Airline Operating Procedures, Large Jet Handling and Multi-Crew Flying”

To apply, click here.

Photo Credit: Cathay Pacific Airways

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