IT Graduate Trainee Programme
IT powers our operations across the globe. Our team of over 500 passionate IT specialists are responsible for more than 400 applications, which are at the core of our airline’s critical functions; from reservations and online check-in to aircraft flight systems and flight crew roster systems.
About the Programme
Over the course of two years, IT Trainees will have the chance to work with the latest technologies and contribute to major projects that make a visible impact on airline operations and on the quality experience that we deliver to customers. The programme is designed for candidates with a passion for technology and aviation to offer an unparalleled start to a fulfilling career in information technology.
The programme provides a well-rounded learning experience in a wide range of IT disciplines through rotations, training, mentorship, opportunities to build connections and opportunities to innovate.
Over the course of two years, you will complete multiple rotations across various IT streams, allowing you to experience our broad IT functions first-hand and explore where your strengths and interests lie.
You will rotate to a combination of the following IT areas:
You may even have the chance to rotate to areas outside IT, such as Customer Experience and Design, and Digital, providing a unique perspective of the role that IT plays in delivering value to our business units.
Your assigned rotations will allow you to:
Training, mentorship & development
Your development and growth are at the focus of the programme. Throughout the two years, you will be heavily supported via on-the-job training, performance management processes and one-on-one mentorship by our senior IT managers.
You will also receive on-going opportunities to build networks throughout the business, interact with senior managers and collaborate with IT specialists from various disciplines. The valuable connections you build with some of the brightest minds in the business and the broad professional skill set you gain will set you up for a long-lasting and successful career at Cathay Pacific.
You will be empowered to put forth your own ideas and materialise them through innovation projects. Through workshops that help you think outside the box, guidance from our design, development and business experts, and support from senior managers, the programme could enable you to create a product that generates business value for the airline.
The first of the innovation projects available to the public, the Cathay Moments app, was released in December 2016. Sparked from boredom while waiting for the plane at the gate, Cathay Moments now helps travellers create a more memorable and rewarding experience when they travel. From the product proposition to the coding to the creation of the app’s unique Cathay stickers, the app is developed and supported entirely by IT Trainees.
As new features continue to be rolled out to Cathay Moments, the programme continues to cultivate innovative ideas that could shape the travel experience.
Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be qualified as an IT specialist and take on a permanent role within our Application Solutions or Infrastructure and Operations teams. Roles include solution analyst, project manager, solution architect, infrastructure engineer or IT service centre analyst. We will endeavour to place you in an area that aligns with your interests.
Your development will be managed via our corporate Performance and Development Management process. You will also benefit from the direction of our IT Practice Management Group, which caters for technical training needs and facilitates communities of practice groups, where technical professionals support each other in building best-in-class practices in all IT streams.
The following will be essential for entry into the programme:
|Stages||Winter Intake||Summer Intake|
|Application deadline||25 Nov 2018||31 Dec 2018|
|Online assessment||Nov - Dec 2018||Jan 2019|
|First Interviews||Dec 2018||Feb - Mar 2019|
|Assessment Center & Panel interview||Jan 2019||Mar 2019|
|Offer of employment||Jan 2019||Apr 2019|
|Programme commence||Mar 2019||Aug 2019|
Graduate Engineer Programme
Engineering is the cornerstone of Cathay Pacific’s operation. Our talented team of ambitious and passionate graduates, experienced engineers, managers and industry experts work together to ensure that we maintain our reputation as one of the best and safest airlines in the world.
About the programme
Our three-year, HKIE Scheme A-accredited Graduate Engineer Programme exposed the graduates to our airlines’ engineering operations and cutting edge aviation technologies on one of the industry’s youngest and most sophisticated air fleets. By the end of the programme, graduates will be set on the right track to progress in their specialisms.
The Graduate Engineer Programme is based between our offices and engineering facilities, with plenty of exposures abroad. You will be rotated through functions in Engineering as well as receiving technical training and hands-on exposures from industry-leading technical experts, senior managers and engineering talent from across the globe.
In 3 6-month and 4 1-month rotations in different parts of our Engineering department, you will be exposed to a world-class fleet – which include Boeing 747 and 777, and Airbus A320, A330 and A350 – and enjoy many opportunities to collaborate with designers, procurement specialists and planners.
Some of the work you might find yourself in during your rotations might include:
Your rotations will allow you to:
Please note: subject to operational needs and work patterns associated with various training assignments, on occasion you may have to work on shifts.
You will also be sent to Haeco for a 6-month hands on training where they will work on the shop floor with our main maintenance provider. By getting your hands dirty and work alongside maintenance crews, you will appreciate how the work as engineer is realised on our fleet. Not to mention too handy life skills such as using hand tools efficiently!
You will also attend classroom trainings such as basic maintenance theories and fleet-specific technical training. Should your business area requires it, you will also be working towards your Aircraft Maintenance Engineers’ Licence.
Graduate Engineers will not stop learning. Throughout the programme you will be mentored by senior management and supported by The Learning Academy, Cathay’s centre for professional training.
You will also be involved in a host of activities within the company- from running a racing team in the annual 24-hour Pedal Kart Grand Prix to showing off our newest aircraft to press & customers.
Your development do not stop after the Graduate Engineer Programme. At the end of the programme, you will have the opportunity to specialise in either our Operations or Programmes stream as an associate engineer, placing you well for further development to engineer, manager and beyond.
The following are essential for entry into the programme:
|Application deadline||09 Dec 2018|
|Online assessment||Jan 2019|
|Assessment Centre||Feb 2019|
|Panel interview||Apr 2019|
|Offer of employment||Apr 2019|
|Programme commence||Mar 2019|
Application for 2019 Graduate Engineer Programme is now open.
Swire Management Trainee Programme
On the Swire Management Trainee Programme, you’ll shape the future of our business as you develop into a senior role. A career with us is about pursuing excellence. Ours and yours. So whether you’re experiencing the breadth of our international operations or focusing your energies in Asia Pacific, you’ll never stop challenging and being challenged. With us, your entire career will be spent on rotations carefully tailored to sharpen and grow your natural leadership skills. It’s a hands-on experience. One that will see you make a lasting difference as you discover your full potential.
The Management Trainee Programme has two sub-programmes - Group Staff and House Staff. Both programmes offer the same, highly competitive compensation and benefits package and they’ll give you experience in the commercial, operational and customer aspects of the business. However, the industry and geographical scope of each varies.
What we offer
What we need
For further programme details and to apply, please visit leadership.swire.com
If you're an Engineering undergraduate who's enthusiastic about aviation, join our seven-week winter internship commence in December 2018 to February 2019, to learn what a career in aircraft engineering is all about and gain a competitive edge that will help get your career off to a flying start.
Application for 2018/19 Engineering winter internship programme is now open.
If you are enthusiastic about aviation and technology, our seven-week trainee programme is an exciting and unique opportunity to develop your professional skills with valuable hands-on, real-time experience. During the programme, you will be assigned to one of our IT projects and have the opportunity to network with and learn from IT specialists via on-the-job training and shadowing
Application for 2018 IT Internship Programme – winter intake is now open.
A summer internship with Cathay Pacific provides a great opportunity to experience the dynamic airline industry. Summer internship opportunities in Cathay Pacific are available through the Swire Summer Internship Programme.
While some of our entry-level roles require a specific degree, others simply require professional and passionate individuals with the right attitude and skills.
Examples of our entry-level roles include:
If you love working with people in an exciting environment that keeps you thinking on your feet, one of our entry-level customer facing roles could be for you. Roles include; Flight Attendants, Customer Service Officers, Baggage Service Officers and Customer Contact Specialists.
If you dream of taking to the skies as a pilot, we can make your dream a reality. You don’t necessarily need flight experience, however, an aptitude and passion for aviation are essential. On your journey to becoming a Captain at one of the world’s greatest airlines, you will be trained, developed and supported by the most respected professionals in the industry.