Want To Be A Pilot? Cebu Pacific Offers ‘Study Now, Pay Later’ Program For Cadet Pilots

Cebu Pacific recently announced that they have 16 available slots for aspiring cadet pilots for their “Study now, pay later—zero interest” training program.

The country’s leading carrier said that successful candidates will be sent over to Australia and join the pilot training at the prestigious Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) Campus in Australia.

What are the qualifications to apply?

The training program is open to all Filipino citizens who are also proficient in English, the airline said. Those with an average grade of a minimum 80 percent or its equivalent in subjects related to Math, English, and Physics.

Applicants who pass the online pre-screening test will continue to the next stages of the selection process – this includes a series of interviews, computer skills examination, medical and psychological tests, and English fluency test.

There is no application fee for the program, but once applicants passed the selection process, the 16 successful candidates will need to undergo an on-site screening and core skill and pilot aptitude test with a fee of Php 19,000 will be charged.

The carrier will shoulder the entire pilot training cost of their 16 scholars and cadet pilots who successfully complete the training are assured of employment with the airline.

However, the cost of the training program will then be reimbursed through a monthly salary deduction for 10 years, with no interest.

Successful candidates will undergo a 52-week or a year of integrated flight training, including skills and learning sessions at Flight Training Adelaide (FTA).

After that, they will also undergo an additional 4 weeks of training here in the country to obtain a pilot’s license under the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

CEB pilots inside the cockpit

Back in 2017, Cebu Pacific launched their study now, pay later program, and has deployed over 80 cadet pilots to FTA, selected from over 38,000 applicants.

This year’s batch is set to depart for training by July 2019. Hurry! the application period will only run from May 17 to May 26.

source: definitelyfilipino