Cebu Pacific opens applications for 2nd batch of Cadet Pilots

Feb 28, 2018

by PR

 

Manila, Feburary 26, 2018 — The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) is now accepting applications for the second batch of cadet-pilots. CEB will be recruiting 16 candidates to join its corps of pilots, after completing a 56-week training program, including 52 weeks at Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) in Australia, in a “study now, pay later” scheme.

 

Cebu Pacific Cadet Pilot Program

The Cebu Pacific Cadet Pilot Program is a 56-week program that recruits candidates from ab initio, and puts them on a 56-week integrated flying training; flight theory and education course to become licensed Commercial Pilots. After completion of the program, the cadet-pilots become First Officers at CEB, and join the corps of aviators at Cebu Pacific, flying domestic and international routes.

 

Hiring for Captain, First Officer and Cabin Crews

Hiring for Captain, First Officer and Cabin Crews

The program is open to all Filipinos who are college graduates, proficient in English and hold passports valid for at least two years prior to the start of the program.

 

The cadet-pilots need not worry about expenses related to the flight training, as CEB will shoulder the cost first, and amortize the payment for the course while they are employed. The entire program will be financed by Cebu Pacific, with successful cadet-pilots guaranteed employment with CEB upon graduation. They will then reimburse the cost of the program through salary deduction over a maximum of ten years at zero-interest.

 

Cebu Pacific Cadets under training at Flight Training Adelaide, Australia

Cebu Pacific Cadets under training at Flight Training Adelaide, Australia

The first batch of CEB Cadet Pilots has been selected. They are completing their requirements and pre-departure training and are set to depart for FTA by April 2018.

 

Cebu Pacific is shelling out some $25 million in the next five years for its cadet pilot training program

Cebu Pacific is shelling out some $25 million in the next five years for its cadet pilot training program

The application process begins with an online pre-screening. This is followed by an on-site screening for core skills and pilot aptitude tests, among other examinations where a fee of AU$425.00 (about PHP17,000) will be charged. FTA will screen and shortlist all the candidates. Cebu Pacific and FTA will then jointly select the final Cadet Pilots through a final interview and deliberation.

 

After completing pre-departure training in the Philippines, the cadet-pilots are then sent to the FTA campus in Adelaide, Australia for 52 weeks. There, they will undergo learning modules and training and earn diplomas in Aviation. The cadet-pilots then train in a flight simulator, and then to flying an actual aircraft, to complete the licensing requirements to become a Commercial Pilot. After 52 weeks in FTA, they return to Manila for a four-week training to obtain a Pilot’s License under the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.

 

Cebu Pacific Cadet Pilot Program details

Cebu Pacific Cadet Pilot Program details

Interested applicants may apply for the pre-screening via https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C2JPMLLApplicants will be notified by email regarding their application status.

 

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