The Recruitment Process

If your online application is successful, you will be invited to complete the following steps in the selection process.

The recruitment process for the Graduate Engineer Programme encompasses three stages, as outlined below.

Phase 1 – Initial interview (30 minutes)

This is an opportunity to demonstrate your motivation, skills and passion. You’ll be asked a series of competency-based behavioural questions and technical engineering questions.

Phase 2 – Group discussion, and individual reasoning and written skills test

Over the course of one morning or afternoon, you will participate in a group discussion exercise with your peers, which will involve making recommendations based on a case study of a real engineering scenario. Afterwards, you will complete a written test individually. Pre-reading information will be provided to you ahead of the assessment.

Phase 3 – Presentation and final interview

You will be given one week to prepare a presentation on a topic set by Cathay Pacific Engineering, and then deliver it to a small management panel. Your presentation will be followed by a Q&A session and a final interview with senior managers.

You can expect to learn about the outcome of your application within two to three weeks of your final interview.

Please note that all interviews will be held at Cathay Pacific City, and that business attire is appropriate.

We suggest you prepare by thinking about the examples and experiences you can share to best demonstrate your skills, passion and motivation to start a career with Cathay Pacific Engineering.

Recruitment Schedule

Spring in-takeDates
Assessment January - March 2016
Final Interview & Offers March - April 2016
Commencement of Employment April/May 2016


Summer in-takeDates
Assessment January - April 2016
Final Interview & Offers April - May 2016
Commencement of Employment August 2016


For students studying overseas who complete their degree by July 2016

Overseas in-takeDates
Assessment June - July 2016
Final Interview & Offers July 2016
Commencement of Employment August 2016