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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:

  • Investigating a recurring technical defect on our fleet and find its remedy
  • Design layouts for our new aircraft cabins
  • Turn a new livery design into reality
  • Pitch our engineering services to other airlines
  • Take part in quality audits in an outport

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:

  • Develop an understanding of the Engineering organisation; our purpose, structure, ambition, priorities, values and drivers
  • Build a broad understanding of core airline engineering processes
  • Develop basic engineering and business competencies to make sound engineering decisions
  • Progress towards meeting competency requirements for a professional engineer

Please note, subject to operational needs and work patterns associated with various training assignments, on occasion you will have to work on shifts.

Personal Development

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.

Career Prospects

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.

Entry Requirements

The following are essential for entry into the programme:

  • An HKIE ACE recognised or Washington Accord accredited degree
  • Solid academic background
  • Right of abode in Hong Kong
  • High standard of written and spoken English (fluency in Cantonese and Mandarin are advantageous)
  • Sound understanding of engineering concepts
  • Passionate about aviation
  • Adaptable to cope with a dynamic, diversified and multi-cultural working environment

Recruitment Process


All candidates

Application deadline

Dec 2019

Online assessment

Jan 2020

Assessment Centre

Feb 2020

Panel interview

Mar 2020

Offer of employment

Apr 2020

Programme commence

Aug 2020

Closed 7 months ago
Closed 7 months ago
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Aviation, Engineering

  • Workrights:

    Hong Kong Permanent Resident, Hong

  • Locations:

    Hong Kong (Hong

  • Closing Date:31st Dec 2019, 3:59 pm


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