The Cebu Pacific’s Cadet Pilot Program will sponsor 240 Filipino cadets who aspire to become pilots. Here are the qualifications and the program details.
Editor’s Note: The term “Cebu Pacific Scholarship” was only used by the author to refer to a grant or support.
Cebu Pacific Cadet Pilot Program
The Cebu Pacific (CEB) cadet pilot program is a 56-week program that recruits candidates to train to become licenced commercial pilots and join the corps of aviators at Cebu Pacific, flying domestic and international routes. Successful candidates will be sent for study and training at Flight Training Adelaide (FTA), in Australia.
The program is a ‘study-now-pay-later’ scheme where CEB shoulders the program cost and successful candidates repay CEB in instalments once they are employed by the airline.
Students who successfully complete all the phases of the program will gain the following nationally recognised qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework:
- AVI50219 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)
- AVI50519 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)
Qualification for the Cadet Pilot Program
- Filipino with a valid Philippine passport
- Graduate of any Bachelor’s Degree with strong academic performance especially in College Physics, Mathematics and English (Fresh graduates are encouraged to apply)
- Passionate & service-oriented
FAQs on the Study-Now-Pay-Later Scheme
1. How much do applicants pay to get into the program?
There is no fee to get into the program. Tuition and costs related to the CEB pilot cadet program will be financed by Cebu Pacific initially, and then paid by the pilot cadets upon employment with the airline via monthly salary deduction, at no interest whatsoever. Applicants will only need to pay a testing and screening fee of AU$425.00, but only after passing the online pre-screening.
2. Are there preferred College degrees?
None. There are no preferred degrees.
3. Can someone with a non-technical or Bachelor of Arts degree apply?
Yes. Applicants need only have an average grade of at least 80% or its equivalent in subjects related to Math, Physics and English. If you do not meet the requirement, you can pursue these subjects externally prior to submitting your application.
4. Is there an age limit to apply for the program?
There is no age limit for application.
5. Do I sign a bond with Cebu Air Inc?
You will need to sign a training agreement which will require you to render at least 10 years of continuous service to Cebu Pacific from your first productive flight. During this 10-year period, an amount representing all expenses incurred by Cebu Pacific on your training will be deducted from your monthly salary on a pro rata basis.
6. How long is the program?
- Phase 1 – 4 weeks in Manila
- Phase 2 – 52 weeks in Adelaide (Australia)
7. How do pilot cadets get to the FTA campus in Adelaide?
Transportation to Adelaide will be covered by Cebu Pacific.
8. Will pilot cadets receive a stipend?
Yes. The CEB cadet pilot program covers full board and lodging, along with uniforms and other necessities.
How to Apply
All you need to do is to go to the Application Page of Cebu Pacific and fill out the necessary information.
Deadline of Application
The application window is open until November 13, 2019.