Study now, pay later for aspiring pilots: Cebu Pacific’s 2nd batch now open

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  • Cebu Pacific announced that the second batch of its Cadet Pilot Training Program is now open
  • The program has a “study now, pay later” scheme

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Airline company Cebu Pacific Air on Monday announced it is accepting applications for the second batch of cadet-pilots under its “study now, pay later” scheme.

Last year, Cebu Pacific Air had launched a training program for aspiring Filipino pilots to secure requirements for its expanding fleet, and the airline will initially be shouldering traditionally high tuition fees.

Cebu Pacific earlier said they will be sending out cadets for training at the Flight Training Adelaide campus in Adelaide, Australia.

They will send three batches of aspirants to Australia. And now, on its second batch, the company will be recruiting 16 candidates for its 56-week Cebu Pacific Cadet Pilot Training Program, which includes a 52-week aviation course in Australia.

Successful candidates will be guaranteed employment with the company upon graduation while payment will be deducted from their salary, at zero-interest for a maximum of 10 years.

The requirements are simple and open to all college graduate Filipinos, who are proficient in English and holding a Philippine passport valid for at least two years prior to the start of the program.

Fresh graduates are encouraged to apply.

About the training program:

Applicants will first be screened online, followed by on-site screening for aptitude tests and core skills.

The 56-week program includes flight theory, integrated flying training, and education course for an aspiring pilot to become a licensed commercial pilot. The first 52 weeks will be in a state-of-the-art academy in Australia.

The cadet-pilots will also train on a flight simulator, and then flight time on an actual aircraft. The last four weeks will be in the Philippines and the cadet pilots will obtain a pilot’s license from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP.)

The chosen successful ones shall become ‘first officers’ at Cebu Pacific; flying on both international and domestic routes.

Applicants will be required to pay AUD 425 (Php 17,400) for core skills test and pilot aptitude tests. (Wait, put a hold on that negative thought, because training for pilots is costly with fees ranging from P2,000,000 to P3,800,000 for a 12-month program. Remember, it’s study now, pay later, right?)

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Read October, 2017 article: Cebu Pacific launches “study-now-pay-later” for 240 aspiring pilots’ training in Australia