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2022 Graduate Engineer Programme

  • ENG - Engineering
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Application Deadline
    30 Nov 2021
Role Introduction

At Cathay Pacific Airways, we stand by our commitment of providing world-class service, whether it’s through our ambitious outlook or our obligation to deliver beyond our customer’s expectations. If you’ve been inspired by our vision, and are excited to be a part of a premium travel lifestyle brand; join us in our mission to delivering personal service that moves people emotionally. To never stand still. To Move Beyond.

Engineering is the cornerstone of Cathay Pacific’s operation. Our team of ambitious, passionate and experienced engineers and work together with industry-leading experts to ensure that we maintain our reputation as one of the best and safest airlines in the world.

About the Programmes

One profession, Two Programmes - depending on your career ambition & aptitude, our Graduate programmes will train and develop you either into a professional engineer managing technical aspects of our fleet, or a licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer embedded in our frontline maintenance team.

Key Responsibilities

Graduate Engineer Programme

Our 2-year, HKIE Scheme A-accredited Graduate Engineer Programme exposes you to our airlines’ engineering operations and cutting edge aviation technologies on one of the industry’s youngest and most sophisticated fleets. Through rotations in different Engineering functions, technical training and hands on experiences on the shop floor, we will build your foundation towards a career as professional engineer & Corporate Membership with the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.

Operational Graduate Engineer Programme

The 3-year structured training programme will provide you with the training and experience required towards obtaining a HKAR-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence, through rotations on key operational roles within our Engineering department and practical training in a Hong Kong approved Maintenance and Repair Organisation, as well as a Cathay Pacific Line Station overseas to gain practical experience.

Please note, subject to operational needs and work patterns associated with various training assignments, on occasion you will have to work on shifts.


Personal Development

You will be provided a comprehensive mix of technical and professional skills training. You will spend time learning basic maintenance theories and fleet-specific knowledge, and professional skills training supported by The Learning Academy, Cathay Pacific’s centre for learning & development, and our Technical Training School. You will be mentored by members of senior management, guiding you to grow on your competencies & towards your professional goals.

After the Programme

Upon completion of either programme, you will specialise in one of our Operations or Programmes area, as an associate engineer, placing you well for further development and picking up new competencies towards a rewarding engineering career, and beyond should you show the ability to take on further challenges.


  • Right of abode in Hong Kong
  • Strong academic results
  • Adaptable to cope with a dynamic, diversified and multi-cultural working environment
  • Passionate about aviation
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English, Mandarin is preferred but not required

Specific Requirements for Graduate Engineer Programme

  • HKIE Aircraft Discipline recognised or Washington Accord accredited degree
  • Adaptable to cope with a dynamic, diversified and multi-cultural working environment

Specific Requirements for Operational Graduate Engineer Programme

  • Bachelor’s degree in Aircraft, Aerospace or Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Candidates who have taken and passed the necessary HKAR-66 module examinations or received a HKAR-147 Certificate of Recognition for category B1.1 or B2 will have an advantage
  • Motivated for a career in frontline Aircraft Maintenance Operations
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.

Please note that with effect from 1 December 2021, all employees must be vaccinated in order to access Cathay City and all other Cathay Group Company premises in Hong Kong. Consideration will be given to those who are unable to get vaccinated for valid medical reasons.

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