Cadet Pilot Programme - Pilot Recruitment Roadshows - Australia

Cadet Pilot Programme - Pilot Recruitment Roadshows - Australia

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Cathay Pacific is coming to Australia! Our team will host pilot recruitment roadshows with sharing sessions and on-site assessments in Sydney, Adelaide, and Perth, giving skilled individuals the opportunity to be part of our world-class flight crew team. Come join us to learn more about life as a pilot at Cathay Pacific. 

For over 70 years, Cathay Pacific has proven itself as a strong, award-winning global Airline. Now, Cathay is gearing up for an exhilarating business transformation and seeks talented individuals like you to join the crew. By becoming a part of Cathay Pacific, you'll have the incredible opportunity to work in one of the world's most iconic aviation hubs. Immerse yourself in Hong Kong's captivating blend of culture, innovation, and breathtaking skyline, creating a truly unique environment for personal and professional growth. Submit your application today by clicking “Apply” on this post to secure your on-site interview slot and start your exciting journey with us!

If you would like to come and talk to us, register your attendance via this link: https://www.aviationcv.com/cathay-pacific-roadshow  

Dates/ Time: 

  • April 21st-22nd in Novotel, Sydney Darling Harbour: 

        Information Sessions: 0830-0930 & 1400-1500

  • April 23rd-24th in Flight Training Adelaide: 

        Information Sessions: 0930-1030

  • April 26th-27th in Four Points by Sheraton, Perth: 

        Information Sessions: 0830-0930 & 1400-1500

Role Introduction

At Cathay Pacific, our Second Officers are our future captains. If you have a passion for flying and the ambition to develop a career in aviation, we would love to see you! 

By joining the Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme you will receive sponsored training to obtain a Commercial Pilot License and become a pilot to operate regional, long haul and ultra-long haul flights. Cadets will undergo ground training with leading institutions in Hong Kong and around the world. Flying training will be conducted at world-renowned flying training organisations in the United States or Australia. Applications to the 55-60 week Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme are open year-round. Grab the opportunity to start your flying career today! 

We will prepare you to fly by

  • Offering comprehensive ground school theory training 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 the 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. 
  • Practicing in jet aircraft Simulators and learning Airline Operating Procedures, Large Jet Handling and Multi-Crew Flying. 


  • The right to live and work in Hong Kong or the Chinese Mainland​ (Eligible for IANG / TTPS are also welcomed to apply). 
  • Graduated from secondary school with good passes in English language and Mathematics or Science. A university or aviation degree will be an advantage. 
  • 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. 
  • Successful pre-employment background check (including criminal records). 
  • Aged 18 years or above. 
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate. 

*Refer to HKCAD policy for the entire requirement for fitness to fly (HKCAD Aeromedical).  As the position you are applying for is a Safety Sensitive Role, you must also pass a pre-employment drug test. Testing will be completed following the HKCAD Guidance for screening of Psychoactive Substances - Annex B, CAD373 (CAD373). 

You will receive more information about joining Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong as a Second Officer upon successful completion of the Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme. 

Upon successful completion of the training programme, you will be joining Cathay Pacific as a Second Officer with some highlights as below: 

  • Annual leave – 21 days. 
  • A competitive remuneration package. 
  • Discounted travel for you and eligible dependents. 
  • Medical coverage for you and your dependents. 
  • Global children's education allowance available to eligible officers. 
  • Discretionary year-end bonus and profit share payment for eligible officers. 
  • Company contribution to a pension scheme. 

Personal & Application Information 

Cathay Pacific is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our personal data policy and for recruitment purposes only. Candidates not notified within eight weeks may consider their application unsuccessful. All related information will be kept in our file for up to 24 months. A copy of our Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request by contacting our Data Protection Officer.