Virgin Australia is the newest brand to fall under the Virgin empire. Virgin Australia is a combination of Virgin Blue, V Australia and possibly Pacific Blue.
Virgin Australia operates a fleet of advanced 737s, 777s and other smaller regional airplanes. Their upcoming cadet pilot program shows very small similarities to the Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Program since you will be employed as a cruise first officer on the 777 fleet. Cathay Pacific employs you as a lower rated second officer. Our sources also mentioned that there is also an option to fly for the regional carrier before being upgraded to a regular first officer on their long haul fleet.
We were informed that April 2012 was the month applications would be taken but we still have not received the official word. We will keep you updated when more information becomes available.
Here is the link to the program: www.virginaustralia.com/au/en/about-us/careers/pilot-cadetship