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Programme Introduction

The 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. Over the course of two years, Graduate Trainees will have the opportunity to use the latest technologies to deliver IT solutions that add values to our business; and 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.

Join Cathay as our DGT & IT Graduate Trainee

Professional Development

The people we select to join our Digital & IT Graduate Trainee Programme are high-calibre individuals who have the potential to eventually progress into leadership positions. In addition to your specialist skills training, you will also receive business skills training, personal development and coaching and mentoring to help you achieve your full potential.

Business rotations

During the programme, Graduate Trainees will rotate across 5 major functions within IT and Digital field for on-the-job training to learn about the operations, acquire working experience and gain business exposure. These valuable experiences not only provide trainees with the necessary technical and business skills for their career advancement but also help them to build networks with people from different teams and levels of the organization.

Career development

For the first two years, you will be a Graduate Trainee experiencing job rotations driven by business needs, as well as your preferences and aspirations. Upon the completion of rotation, you will be promoted as a Specialist and then further developed to high position as an Analyst or an Assistant Manager. With high potential and great performance, you may expect an even faster career growth.

Application timeline

As an equal opportunities employer, we are looking for a diverse pool of graduates who are passionate in the aviation industry and are intellectually curious, agile and self-driven. With the initiative to innovate for future and elevate lives, these aspiring leaders will be the rising stars in the IT/ Digital field. We welcome a diverse range of academic backgrounds as we believe it is the learning agility, passion, interpersonal skills and potential that matter most.




"It’s exciting to be a Digital & IT Graduate Trainee. Based on each trainee’s interests and abilities, the programme places us in rotations that expose us to multiple aspects of the business and equip us with various skillsets."
Madison Choy,
IT Practice Lead
"This programme is exceptional, providing me with a comprehensive platform to develop my technical and business skills and excel in an ever-evolving field of technology. I am grateful for the invaluable hands-on experience and mentorship provided."
Ives Lai,
Assistant Project Manager
"As a Digital & IT Graduate Trainee, I was supported by a close-knit community and had the opportunity to be mentored by senior business leaders. Their invaluable guidance and insights empowered me to grow professionally and bolstered my confidence."
Kev To,
Assistant Manager, Automation

Stay tuned to find out more about our 2025 Digital & IT Graduate Trainee Programme!

Programme Introduction

Cathay Pacific’s purpose is to move people forward in life by connecting them to meaningful people, places, and experiences. We have the ambition to become one of the world’s greatest service brands.

To support this, Engineering needs to deliver safe operations and industry leading levels of operational performance and programme management. Our ambition is to be one of the world’s highest performing, customer centric and progressive engineering teams.

We are now looking for high-calibre graduates to join our Engineering team. We need talented individuals who have the ambition and enthusiasm to help us achieve our goals and we have an exciting opportunity to welcome more graduates into our team under the Engineering Graduate Trainee Programme.

The Engineering Graduate Trainee Programme is designed to help your career take-off and provides a pathway for professional development while helping to manage one of the world’s most technologically advanced fleet of aircraft.

Cathay Pacific Graduate Engineer Programme

Technical Graduate Engineer Programme

The 36-month Technical Graduate Engineer Programme enables you to become a Technical Services or Fleet Programmes Engineer. Upon completion of the initial training programme, and depending upon your interests and needs of the business at the time, you will be assigned to either a Technical Services team responsible for managing the technical reliability of the fleet, or a Fleet Programmes team responsible for programme managing the introduction of new aircraft, equipment, and cabins. Your professional development then continues under your assigned home team.

The Technical Graduate Engineer Programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (Scheme ‘A’) which is designed to be a fast track for graduates to obtain full HKIE professional status.

During the programme, you will rotate to various teams to gain a wider understanding of the function and role of an airline engineering department. You will also have an opportunity to gain hands-on practical training experience in HAECO.

Maintenance Planning Graduate Engineer Programme

The 36-month Maintenance Planning Graduate Engineer Programme enables you to become a Maintenance Planning Engineer. Upon completion of the initial training programme, you will be assigned to one of our operational maintenance planning teams responsible for the planning of aircraft scheduled maintenance tasks and maintaining compliance with the aircraft maintenance programme. Your professional development then continues under your assigned home team.

During the programme, you will rotate to various teams to gain a wider understanding of the function and role of an airline engineering department. You will also have an opportunity to gain experience in our Line Maintenance Centre of Excellence operations centre, Airline Integrated Operations Centre, and gaining hands-on practical training experience in HAECO

Inventory Management Graduate Controller Programme

The 36-month Inventory Management Graduate Controller Programme enables you to become an inventory and supply chain management and logistics professional. Upon completion of the initial training programme, you will be assigned to one of our Inventory Management teams that is responsible for ensuring the fleet is supplied with the inventory and spares parts required to maintain airworthiness, for overseeing a wide range of service providers and suppliers, and for managing and controlling budgetary spend. Your professional development then continues under your assigned home team.

During the programme, you will rotate between various other teams to gain a wider understanding of the functioning and role of an airline engineering department. You will also have an opportunity to gain experience in our Line Maintenance Centre of Excellence operations centre, Airline Integrated Operations Centre, and our Airline Procurement team.

Operational Graduate Engineer Programme

The 36-month Operational Graduate Engineer Programme enables you to become a Licensed Aircraft Engineer. Upon completion of the initial training programme, and depending upon your interests and needs of the business at the time, you will be assigned to one of our operational teams responsible for managing the line operation. Your professional development then continues under your assigned home team.

The Operational Graduate Engineer Programme provides you with the necessary training and practical experience required to obtain a HKAR-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence issued by the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department.

During the programme, you will rotate to various teams to gain a wider understanding of the function and role of an airline engineering department. You will also have an opportunity to spend a significant amount of time in HAECO to gain the necessary hands-on practical experience to hold an Aircraft Maintenance Licence.

Professional Development

The people we select to join our Engineering Graduate Training Programme are high-calibre individuals who have the potential to eventually progress into leadership positions. In addition to your specialist skills training, you will also receive business skills training, personal development and coaching and mentoring to help you achieve your full potential.

Career Development

Upon completion of the initial training programme and depending upon your interests and the need of the business at the time, you will then join a team continue with your professional development at Cathay Engineering.

As the Technical/Planning/Operational Graduate Engineer, you will be developed with various projects and assignments to become a competent engineer. Moving beyond Lead Engineer, you can set yourself as a Principal Engineer as the subject matter expert or a Manager with team management responsibilities.

As the Inventory Graduate Controller, you are supported and developed at all means to become professionals in inventory management. With different stretching assignments and learning opportunities, you will become the manager in leading and driving the team's success.

Application Timeline

We look for graduates who will share our culture and values. We are a thoughtful team where we put the customer at the centre of everything we do and strive for excellence in all our work. We are a progressive team by being flexible, adaptive, and relentlessly seeking new ideas and ways to be better. We also have a can-do spirit, where we work together to overcome challenges and realise opportunities with positivity and determination.








"Don’t look further if aviation is your passion. The GE program provides technical knowledge, On-Job-Training (OJT) experience and soft skill training, which allowed me to progress and build my career in the organisation."
Calvin Darsono,
Head of Hong Kong Operations, GE 2007
"The GE programme paved the way to my current role by developing me technically and commercially in the Powerplants field. It was most memorable for me to participate in international technical conferences during the programme. "
Jacky Kwong,
Inventory Lead, GE 2010
"The GE programme provided an all-rounded training that broadened my horizon. All the technical knowledge, operational mind-set and networking I gained through the programme have built a good foundation for my career in Cathay Pacific Engineering."
Sharon Chong,
Technical Records & Configurations Manager, GE 1999
"The GE Programme provided me insight into a wide variety of job natures, ranging from hands-on maintenance to contract negotiations. My adaptability in the changing work environment prepared me well for collaborating with different experts."
Adeline Tse,
Associate Technical Services Engineer, GE 2019
"Graduate Engineers are provided ample opportunities and trainings, even beyond the programme, to achieve our goals and build a rewarding career in Cathay Pacific."
Rachel Lai,
Associate Cabin Programmes Engineer, GE 2019
"As an Operational Graduate Engineer, I have been receiving hands-on maintenance training by our experienced engineers, and I am on the right track to fulfil my ambition in becoming a licensed engineer."
Kevin Tsang,
Operational Graduate Engineer, Ops GE 2021

Stay tuned to find out more about our 2025 Engineering Graduate Trainee Programme!

Programme introduction

Our Cargo team uses cutting-edge technology to safely deliver various goods, including live animals, expensive wines, temperature-sensitive medicines, and fresh foods, to destinations worldwide. With 20 freighter aircraft serving 46 destinations, we are proud to operate one of the busiest air cargo hubs in the world.


Our 36-month Cargo Service Graduate Trainee Programme is designed to help you become a subject matter expert through management shadowing, project involvement, team attachments, and rotations. Along with hands-on experience and exposure, we offer individual coaching, networking opportunities with industry experts, and skills training to our trainees. We seek high-calibre graduates with the ambition and enthusiasm to join our team.

Professional development

We carefully choose exceptional individuals with great potential to join our Cargo Service Graduate Trainee Programme. Along with honing your specialised skills, you will also receive training in business skills, personal development, and guidance from coaches and mentors to help you reach your full potential. Our ultimate goal is to prepare you for leadership positions in the future.

Career development

As a Graduate Trainee in your first year, you will attend training and shadow management to gain exposure to different teams and projects. In the second and third year, you will continue to develop in-depth knowledge on two selected areas as a Specialist. Upon completing the programme, you will advance to an Assistant Manager position at one of our teams. You can become a Manager within eight years with exceptional performance and potential.

Application timeline

Our company seeks graduates who embody our culture and values. Our team prioritises the customer and strives for excellence in our work. We remain progressive by being adaptable and actively seeking new ideas for improvement. Additionally, we approach challenges positively and determinedly, working together to seize opportunities.

Programme introduction

The Greater Bay Area (GBA) is a strategic priority under the Chinese Central Government’s development blueprint. We have been working hard to build our capabilities in the GBA to position Cathay as the leading premium travel lifestyle brand and the airline of choice for international travellers to and from the area. The GBA is our extended home market – it will be no doubt the engine of growth and success for us.  
Our GBA Graduate Trainee Programme is designed to accelerate your career in being the future GBA leader of Cathay through structured development pathway and individualise support, including rotation opportunities at both GBA and Hong Kong headquarter. Along with hands-on experience and exposure, we offer individual coaching, networking opportunities with industry experts, and skills training to our trainees. We seek high-calibre graduates with the ambition and enthusiasm to join our team.

Digital & IT Stream

The Digital & IT stream aims at providing you a fast track and successful career in the aviation and technology fields. At the beginning of the programme, you will rotate across various teams in Hong Kong and GBA to gain a wider understanding of the function and role of the digital & IT department in an airline. You will also have an opportunity to gain business exposure from other departments.

Upon completion of the rotation period, and depending upon your interests and needs of the business at the time, you will attach to a digital & IT team in GBA responsible for supporting the company development in the area. Your professional development then continues from there.

Professional development

We carefully choose exceptional individuals with great potential to join our GBA Graduate Trainee Programme. Along with honing your specialised skills, you will also receive training in business skills, personal development, and guidance from coaches and mentors to help you reach your full potential. Our ultimate goal is to prepare you for leadership positions in the future.

Career development

As a Graduate Trainee in your first two years, you will gain exposures through rotation, training and projects. In the third year, you will attach to a team and continue to develop in-depth knowledge as a Specialist. Upon completing the programme, you will advance to an Assistant Manager or equivalent position with exceptional performance and potential.