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Cadet Pilot Programme 见习飞行员培训计划

  • FOP - Flight Operations
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
  • Cathay Pacific
Role Introduction

At Cathay Pacific, we don’t just train Second Officers, we train future captains. If you have a passion for flying and the ambition to develop a career in aviation, we want to hear from 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!



Key Responsibilities

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


  • 提供全面的航空知识理论培训,确保你建立相应的技術、知识和信心;
  • 专业飞行教员提供培训,教授航空公司飞行员所需的飞行理论、系统和法规。


  • 单发引擎和双发引擎式轻型飞机;
  • 在喷气式飞机模拟器中练习,学习航空公司运行程序、大型喷气式飞机操纵和多机组飞行。

  • 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 degree or aviation major 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)



  • 享有在中国香港或中国内地居住和工作的权利 (欢迎符合非本地毕业生留港╱回港就业安排或高端人才通行证计划资格的人士申请)
  • 高中或同等学历毕业,英语,数学或理科类专业成绩优良。大学学位或航空类专业优先
  • 身体健康并达到香港民航处I级体检标准*
  • 能够符合我们的驾驶舱伸展测试要求。考生可能会被要求进行飞行模拟器伸展测试评估
  • 英语水平达到(国际民用航空组织) ICAO-4或以上
  • 成功通过入职前背景调查(包括犯罪记录调查)
  • 年满18周岁
  • 新冠疫苗接种声明书

*请参阅香港民航处航空医学政策了解体检标准的详细要求 (航空医学) 。由于您申请的职位属于安全敏感岗位,因此您需要通过职前药物测试测试将按照香港民航处精神科物质筛选指南 - 附件 B,CAD373进行 (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.


Personal & Application Information

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