Cadet Pilots Career Progression

If you’re highly motivated and prepared to work hard to maintain the high standards expected of today’s pilots, it’s possible to have a long and fulfilling career with our airline.

Many cadets aspire to gain a promotion to captain and take command of an aircraft. With Cathay Dragon, this can be typically achieved after spending several years as a first officer and gaining sufficient experience operating commercial aircraft.

There are many other career opportunities within our airline that may also be of interest. For example, you could train other pilots, be involved in flight safety or move into management.