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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme  
User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2812 posts, RR: 5
Posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 10514 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.

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User currently offlineB-HOP From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2000, 646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 10495 times:

Same boat as you, sir! I have got 1 1/2 year of uni to go, then I try my luck. A member CXFlyboy was from the programme and is now flying 777.


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User currently offlineSAS-A321 From Denmark, joined Mar 2002, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 10487 times:

"To qualify for our Cadet Pilot Programme, you must be at least 18 years old and a Hong Kong permanent resident."

Is it not difficult to obtain the privilege of permanent resident in Hong Kong?



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User currently offlineB-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 10465 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.

User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6619 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 10433 times:

Anyone who would like more information is free to send me an e-mail to airborne@pilot.pprune.com.

Actually I believe that to get a PERMANENT resident ID card takes 7 years of living in Hong Kong before they qualify.


User currently offlineOxygen From Hong Kong, joined Sep 1999, 674 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 10407 times:

Well, very easy. Just marry a Hong Kong girl and you can get the HK ID card immediately.

User currently offlineHkniceguy From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2001, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 10407 times:

B-HXB: This is not true, the "permanent identity cards" and the "permanent resident identity cards" are different.

To obtain Hong Kong Permanent Resident ID, you MUST living in HK for at least 7 years.

or visit the HK Immigration Department link:http://www.info.gov.hk/immd/english/idcard/content.htm


User currently offlineB-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 10381 times:

Oops, sorry, forgot the 'resident' part in the second line there. But living in HK for 7 years is not what I would describe as 'hard to qualify'.

User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6619 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 10371 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!!

User currently offlineEdwardle From Canada, joined Sep 2002, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 10359 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  Smile if you need any info about the ID card, feel free to email me.

User currently offlineBuckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10338 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...


User currently offlineEdwardle From Canada, joined Sep 2002, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 10288 times:

buckfifty, i don't understand this scholarship student hiring process... what is it exactly? do you know how many times a year cathay recruits students into their cadet programme?


User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6619 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 10282 times:

I believe that Cathay now run 3 courses a year, each with an average of 12-13 people in them, including 1 or 2 staff scholarship places per course.

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