Singapore Airlines

Ab Initio Cadet Pilots & Direct Entry Second Officers

Pilots

Starting your career as either an ab initio cadet pilot or direct entry second officer, you will undergo a rigorous training program to equip yourself with the highest flying standards.

Upon successful completion of training, you will work your way through the ranks. If you have the potential, you will have an opportunity to progress as a Captain, and further develop your skills in the Technical, Training or Management track.

 

 

Requirements

 
Ab Initio Cadet Pilots
  • Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  • Minimum GCE ‘A’ level, Polytechnic Diploma or Degree. In addition, you must be proficient in English, Mathematics and Science, preferably Physics (with at least credits in GCE 'O' levels or its equivalent)
  • At least 1.65m in height
  • Myopia of not more than 500 degrees and astigmatism of not more than 200 degrees, fully correctable with optical aids. For candidates who have undergone corrective eye surgery, the pre-surgical visual acuity must meet the above requirements
  • Medically fit
  • Completed, exempted from, or not liable for National Service

 

Direct Entry Second Officers

  • Holds a CPL or Frozen ATPL recognized by CAAS
  • Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  • Minimum GCE ‘A’ level, Polytechnic Diploma or Degree. In addition, you must be proficient in English, Mathematics and Science, preferably Physics (with at least credits in GCE 'O' level or its equivalent)
  • At least 1.65m in height
  • Myopia of not more than 500 degrees and astigmatism of not more than 200 degrees, fully correctable with optical aids. For candidates who have undergone corrective eye surgery, the pre-surgical visual acuity must meet the above requirements
  • Medically fit - must possess valid certificate of Medical Assessment (recognised or can be validated by CAAS)
  • Completed, exempted from, or not liable for National Service

Selection Process

 
Applicants undergo five stages comprising online application, preliminary interview, aptitude test, final interview with senior management as well as a medical check-up.

Training

 
Ab Initio Cadet Pilot

Successful candidates will undergo training to acquire either an Airline Transport Pilot’s License (ATPL) with Instrument Rating (IR) or a Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) at Singapore Flying College and overseas. 


Direct Entry Second Officers


Successful candidates will be trained to acquire an Aircraft Type Rating. Upon successful completion, you will undergo further training to become a First Officer.


Employment

 
Successful candidates will enjoy a rewarding career coupled with extensive training and personal growth development with Singapore Airlines or our subsidiaries SilkAir or SIA Cargo.

Salary and Benefits

 
A monthly allowance will be provided during your training.  On appointment as First Officer, you will enjoy an attractive salary, along with various allowances and benefits.

Bond

 
Successful candidates will be required to serve the employer company for the duration of the training and for a period of seven years from the date of appointment as First Officer.

Application

 
To join us as an Ab-initio Cadet Pilot, please click here to submit an online application. Candidates must be ready to join within six months from the date of application.

For applications pertaining to Direct Entry Second Officers, click here. Candidates with foreign CPLs, which are not CAAS-approved, will need to undergo license conversion at their own expense.


Please note that for both positions, only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Candidates who have attended our final interviews previously need not apply.