To qualify for our Cadet Pilot Programme, you must be at least 18 years old and a Hong Kong permanent resident. You must be at least 1.6m tall, be physically fit, and possess an excellent command of English. The minimum educational standards we require are: ........
This got me wondering; as I'm interested. I am not a Hong Kong citizen, however I have the right to live and work. Would this make me a "permanent resident"? My thoughts are that if being a Hong Kong Citizen/National was required, then this would be made more clear.
Additionally there is no clear requirement for Mandarin/Cantonese, only English.
Any thoughts, esp. from Cathay employees would be greatly apreciated. I have flow CX (KA) twice this week PVG-HKG-PVG and had an Aussie and then Kiwi pilot, so they clearly HIRE foreigners; it's whether they accept them into the program that interests me.
I will contact them in due course however at this time I am still preparing an application.
HZ747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 2052 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2449 times:
After living in HK for seven years you automatically qualify for permanent residence status in HK. It's quite easy to do. However, living in Discovery Bay, I am going to say that pilots are actively recruited from Australia without regard to status because just about every other person out here is a Cathay pilot, and Australian. There are a few British and Canadian pilots too, and ironically, there has never be Chinese captain on any of my Cathay / Dragonair flights.
Alphonze From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2005, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2402 times:
If you've got a Hong Kong residents card and it's not dependent on a visa that will expire at some point in the future then you're a permanent resident, simple as that. You don't need to be a naturalised citizen.