Digital & IT Graduate Trainee Programme
This graduate programme is designed for candidates with a passion for technology and aviation, offering an unparalleled start to a fulfilling career at Cathay Pacific. At no other point in history have we had this much technology at our fingertips. With IT and Digital going hand in hand, it provides us with the power to transform every aspect of the business digitally and help drive Cathay Pacific forward. Graduate Trainees will have the chance to work with the latest technologies in major IT & Digital projects; and the opportunity to drive digital initiatives and crunch data to derive insights in Digital.
Join us now to create visible impact on airline operations and deliver quality experience to our customers.
Over the course of two years, you will receive well-rounded learning by completing multiple rotations across various streams, allowing you to experience our broad IT & Digital functions first-hand and explore where your strengths and interests lie.
Application Solutions – Deliver value to the business with state-of-the-art technologies by contributing to business analysis, system analysis, application design or development in Agile or Waterfall projects
Digital – Drive transformation digital initiatives, participate in formulating digital strategies and data analysis to derive insights
Infrastructure & operations – Provide seamless infrastructure & operations by participating in modernization on our infrastructure including networks, clouds, workplace; and apply IT best practices, standards, frameworks and governance to IT operations
Business – Rotate to areas outside IT, such as Customer Experience & Design, Lean and other business departments.
Training, mentorship & development
Your development and growth are at the heart of the programme. Throughout the two years, you will be continuously 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 & Digital 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 our Graduate 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 or Digital specialist and within our Solutions, Digital or Infrastructure and Operations teams. We will endeavour to place you in an area that aligns with your interests and path your career into roles such as solution analyst, solution architect, infrastructure engineer, digital analyst or project manager.
What are we looking for?
Graduate Engineer Programme
Engineering is the cornerstone of Cathay Pacific’s operation. Our team of ambitious and passionate graduates, experienced engineers, managers and industry-leading 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 two-year, HKIE Scheme A-accredited Graduate Engineer Programme exposes you to our airlines’ engineering operations and cutting edge aviation technologies on some of the industry’s youngest and most sophisticated fleets.
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 experiences from industry-leading experts, senior managers and talent from across the globe.
You will rotate around our Engineering department, where you will learn about our world-class fleet –including Boeing 747 and 777, Airbus A320, A330 and A350. Some of the work you might find yourself in during your rotations might include:
You will also be sent to Haeco for a 6-month hands-on training, working 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 an engineer is realised on our fleet. An added bonus is gaining handy life skills such as using hand tools efficiently!
The programme will allow you to:
Please note, subject to operational needs and work patterns associated with various training assignments, on occasion you will have to work on shifts.
During the programme you will be mentored by members of senior management, guiding you to grow on your competencies & towards becoming a professional engineer. You will attend classroom trainings on basic maintenance theories and fleet-specific knowledge, and professional skills training supported by The Learning Academy, Cathay Pacific’s centre for professional training.
You will 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 will not stop after the Graduate Engineer Programme. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will specialise in either our Operations or Programmes stream as an associate engineer, placing you well for further development to becoming a professional engineer and beyond.
The following are essential for entry into the programme:
Swire Management Programme
The objective of the Swire Management Programme is to develop high performance, high potential individuals into business leaders who share a common set of values. On the Programme, you’ll have the option to explore different industries, functions, countries and cultures while having the flexibility to hone your skills and gain experience in the areas that interest you most. With frequent job rotations and extensive training and development support, you’ll never stop learning.
What we offer
What we look for
For further programme details and to apply, please visit leadership.swire.com
If you're an Engineering undergraduate who's enthusiastic about aviation, stay tuned to our internship programme.
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
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.