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:

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