Modesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2882 posts, RR: 5 Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 11405 times:
Does anyone have information regarding Cathay's Cadet Pilot Programme? I looked at the website, so I'm familiar with the basic information and requirements. If you know someone who has graduated from this program, can you please share his/her experiences? And for those members who are currently in the program, I'd definitely like to hear about from you. Any insight (from anyone!) regarding this program is greatly appreciated.
B-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 11356 times:
Actually it's quite easy to qualify as a Hong Kong Permanent Resident. Quite a lot of expats in HK have permanent identity cards. I believe the hard part is trying to get a HKSAR passport - that's where the whole Chinese national bit kicks in.
Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6756 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 11262 times:
Living in a city just for 7 years doing a job for 7 years just to get residency just so that you can just send in an application form to compete with a couple of thousand other people for a job you are probably by now too old for is hard I think!!
Edwardle From Canada, joined Sep 2002, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 11250 times:
obtaining an ID card has been quite the hassle for me. my parents are both born in HK, i'm 24 yrs old. they returned to HK after 30 yrs and got their ID cards. by HK basic law, i qualified and also had to return to HK just to drop off my application for verification that i am eligible. that takes 8 weeks. once that is approved, i will obtain my card and hopefully by then my PPL will be complete and then the big application will be submitted if you need any info about the ID card, feel free to email me.
Buckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 11229 times:
If you only hold the permanent ID card, not the permanent resident ID card, there's still hope for you yet. That's if you moved to Hong Kong, work for a couple of years for Cathay, and apply through their scholarship program.
Right now, they're taking about six scholarship students in amongst the 40 cadets they're taking in each year. Big odds, but I reckon the chances of you getting in are higher than you think they are...