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.

Life as a Digital & 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.

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, theses 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.




"My first two months with Cathay as a Digital & IT Intern were packed with opportunities to refine my skills. I am thrilled to be back as a Digital & IT Graduate Trainee, now helping to streamline and optimize workflows within the organisation."
Cornelia Tang,
Solution Analyst - IT Solutions
"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,
UX/UI Designer
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 24-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 24-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 24-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
Corporate and Professional

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:

  • Revenue analyst (the resources planner)
  • Cargo officer (shipping penguins around the world!)
  • Flight dispatcher (Supporting our pilots on the ground)
  • Crew control (the heroes behind our largest teams)
  • Duty technician (keeping our planes in the air)
  • Simulator engineer trainee (always putting safety first!)

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Customer service in the air and on the ground

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.

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Cadet Pilots

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.

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Engineering internship

We offer students invaluable exposure with hands-on experience to own and solve real-life engineering problems. As an Engineering Intern at Cathay Pacific, you’re more than a student – you’re a member of our professional and progressive engineering team.

Beyond project exposure, you will understand how Engineering supports delivering safe, compliant and reliable aircraft by visiting the CoE team at HKIA, the 24-hour Integrate Operations Centre, and the maintenance and repair partner. In addition, we will also provide you with training and coaching to support your professional career development beyond the internship.

Digital & IT Internship

We offer students an exciting and unique opportunity to develop their professional skills with valuable hands-on, real-time experience. As a Digital & IT Intern at Cathay Pacific, you’re more than a student – you’re a member of our dynamic Digital & IT team.

During the seven-week internship, you will join one of the following departments:

  • Digital
  • Solutions
  • Infrastructure & Operations

Not only will you gain practical hands-on work experience to work on game-changing projects – in an ever-changing aviation environment with the latest technologies, you will also receive on-going opportunities to network and interact with managers an collaborate with IT and digital professionals.