Singapore Airlines Cadet Program – Open to all nationalities!

It has come to our attention that Singapore Airlines has recently opened their cadet program to ALL nationalities! The program is FULLY SPONSORED.

Up until recent, this program was only open to Singapore nationals but that has changed. This is attributed to the growth of air travel in Asia. Asian carriers will have a very high demand for pilots but will not be able to fill the numbers with interested nationals.

Check out the requirements below. Application link at the bottom. Go!

This entry-level position is based in Singapore, and is for candidates who display a strong interest in aviation.


  • Polytechnic Diploma or University Degree. In addition, you must demonstrate proficiency 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


All interviews will be held in Singapore. Applicants undergo five stages comprising online application, preliminary interview, aptitude test, final interview with senior management as well as a medical check-up.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Candidates who have attended our final interviews previously need not apply.

Candidate must be ready to join within 6 months from date of application.

We thank all applicants for their applications and regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Job LocationSingapore, , SingaporePosition TypeFull-Time/Regular
If you’re interested in applying, please head over to the Cadet Pilot page. Good luck!

Singapore Airlines Cargo Cadet Pilot Program


  • Singapore Citizen, Singapore Permanent Resident or Malaysian Citizen.
  • Medically fit with visual acuity of at least 6/60 without optical aids, correctable to 6/6
  • GCE ‘A’ Level. Polytechnic Diploma or Degree. In addition, you must have obtained a minimum of 5 credits in the GCE ‘O’ Level or its equivalent. These must include English, Mathematics and a Pure Science subject, preferably Physics, taken at one sitting.
  • Some years of working experience preferred


Successful candidates will be offered employment with one of the companies in the SIA Group:

  • Singapore Airlines
  • SilkAir


You will spend 15 to 17 months on training to acquire an Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence (ATPL) with Instrument Rating (IR) at Pilot Training Schools in Singapore and overseas. Full board and lodging will be provided. Upon obtaining the flying licence, you will undergo further training of 1 to 2 years to become a First Officer.

Remuneration and Service Benefits:

A monthly allowance will be provided during training. On appointment as a First Officer, you will be paid a basic salary and various allowances. Fringe benefits, including medical & dental treatment and discounted travel will also be offered.


Successful candidates will be required to serve the employer company for the duration of the training and for a period of 5 to 7 years from the date of appointment as First Officer.


If you meet our requirements and are interested to apply, please create your profile and submit an online application at SIA website: