The Eye on Taiwan news staff
Taiwan’s major carrier China Airlines (CAL) will recruit 100 pilots (including 40 cadets) to meet the operational needs of its fleets.
Young people with a passion for flying and the aviation industry are welcome to apply for the job, it said in a press release.
According to the CAL, which was voted in 2017 as one of the top employers by the Taipei-based “Cheers” magazine, it will look for potential candidates through the job fairs held by seven universities in Taiwan.
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The first campus recruitment event hosted by China Airlines this year kicked off at the National Taiwan University Job Fair on Saturday, CAL said.
Current pilots from China Airlines were on hand to talk about their flying careers including the application and training process as well as actual flying experience.
The information helped students plan their future careers and encouraged them to pursue their dream of taking to the skies, it said.
Further pilot campus recruitment events will be held at National Tsing Hua University, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, National Taiwan Normal University, National Chiao Tung University, National Cheng Kung University, and National Sun Yat-sen University in the near future, CAL said.
China Airlines has been introducing a brand new long-haul fleet of 777 and A350 passenger aircraft in recent years. All ten 777 aircraft have now been delivered while all fourteen A350 aircraft is scheduled to be delivered by October this year, it said.
The new fleet is now employed on regional routes such as Hong Kong, Osaka, Shanghai, and Seoul, as well as on Europe, North America, and Oceania routes. In addition to providing a better passenger experience and driving the fleet revitalization effort, they have also enabled the continued expansion of the flying network and increase in flights. China Airlines is therefore actively looking for new, talented people to join its team of pilots, it noted.
To apply for the China Airlines cadet pilot program, the applicant must provide a valid score report from within the last 2 years showing a TOEIC score of over 750 (listening 400/ reading 350) (the score reports for speaking and writing also needed), a TOEFL iBT test score of over 83 (listening 21), or a IELTS score over 5.5, CAL said.
Cadet pilots that pass the selection process will be sent to a professional flying school at the company’s expense to undergo 10 to 12 months of basic flight training, it said.
After the basic training, they will be required to undergo 12 months of civil aviation pre-training and type training and once they complete the 2 years of training and evaluation they will qualify as co-pilot and earn an average monthly salary of up to NT$220,000, the airlines said.
Pilots with flying experience are also welcome to apply directly to China Airlines, it said. For more information, please visit the China Airlines website.https://calcfec.china-airlines.com/PilotResume/chDefault.aspx