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Scoot Co-Funded Cadet Pilot Programme

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Last Open: 1 Feb 2024

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As part of the Singapore Airlines Group, the Scoot Co-Funded Cadet Pilot Programme is highly popular, receiving numerous applications each time it opens. Despite being of the same family, Scoot is run independently and has opted to carry out its recruitment quite differently from its parent.

 

Here is the complete one-stop guide to what you can expect from all stages of the Scoot interview process, in your journey to becoming one of the select few to take to the skies. The interview can be summarised in the table as follow:

There is a general understanding that, unlike Singapore Airlines, Scoot technically allows candidates to re-apply for the programme across an unlimited number of times. However, it can be noted that candidates who have failed the most recent application or interview are typically informed that they need not re-apply for the next immediate intake. This will delay quite a significant amount of time for candidates as intakes are usually spaced out every couple of months, hence it is equally crucial for candidates to prepare well before applying for the Scoot Cadet Pilot Programme.

Timeline

Scoot is also as stringent as Singapore Airlines in some of the requirements for the Cadet Pilot recruitment, and have listed down a length of pre-requisites on the recruitment page which must be duly followed.

 

Here are the following pre-requisites as indicated: 

  • Minimally 18 years old (as required by regulations in Air Navigation Order)

  • Legally entitled to work in Singapore upon completion of training

  • GCE 'O' level and above. A minimum of 5 Credits in the GCE 'O' level or its equivalent at one sitting. These must include English, Mathematics and a Science subject, preferably Physics

  • Qualify for Class I & II unrestricted medical certification as approved by the Civil Aviation Medical Board (CAMB)

  • Good visual acuity of at least 6/60 without optical aid, correctable to 6/6 and not colour blind

  • Be able to commit to a period of 18 months of consecutive training with no disruption

  • Physically and mentally fit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The interview is a 4 stage process, and based on the sketch timeline above, candidates can expect the total duration to reach up to 3 months before receiving the Offer of Employment. We have formulated a detailed guide on all four stages and their respective segments. You may scroll down the page menu on the right to the respective interview segment.

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Timeline

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Stage 1 - Online Aptitude Test

Scoot has a different practice in the selection process compared to Singapore Airlines, but they both start off with an Online Aptitude Test as the first stage of affairs. For Scoot, email invitations are only sent out close to or upon the conclusion of the application submission period. In this case, applicants who have been shortlisted during the application selection will receive an email invitation within 2 to 3 weeks after the application dateline to complete an Online Assessment. The Online Assessment is a series of test by Aon, whereby a link in the email will direct you to the test, and which must be completed within a period of 1 week.

 

The Aon Online Assessment consists of multiple sections, with candidates given about 10 to 15 minutes to complete each section. The test may take up to 120 minutes and will comprise the following sections (not listed in sequential order and not exhaustive): ​

  • Aptitude Tests

  • Inductive Logical Thinking

  • Deductive Logical Reasoning

  • Situational Questionnaire

These tests are generally geared towards finding out more about one's personality and compatibility to become an airline pilot through an assessment of multi-tasking abilities and prowess in numerical, logical, inductive and deductive reasoning.

Due to sensitivity issues regarding how Scoot conducts the Aon Online Assessment, there are limited ways to which Pilot Kaki can identify the exact components of the assessment. The only methods available through our professional means would be to scour through multiple sites that provide sample tests while comparing and basing them off word of mouth in publicly available discussion forums and chats, alongside volunteer inputs.

 

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Online Aptitude Test

Aon Online Assessment

As aforementioned, the Online Assessment contains the following sections (in no particular order):

  • Aptitude Tests

  • Inductive Logical Thinking

  • Deductive Logical Reasoning

  • Situational Questionnaire

Aptitude Tests

  • Hand Eye Coordination

  • Multi-tasking

  • Spatial Orientation

In this test, the candidate has to navigate through a tube with obstacles by dragging the ball inside the circle with a mouse or virtual on-screen joystick when using a mobile device. The goal is to pass as many openings as possible within the time limit given.

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In this test, the candidate's multi-tasking abilities are tested to the limits through juggling three different tasks:

  • Avoiding objects by shifting the position of the aircraft

  • Checking the answer of a math equation

  • Checking if there are duplicate shapes or symbols

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In this test, the candidate's spatial awareness and ability to read instruments are assessed. The test comprises dragging one of the four aircraft given to the correct position in relation to the aircraft instruments shown. 

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Inductive Logical Thinking

In this test, the candidate's logical thinking and inductive analysis are tested. A series of objects or symbols will be presented, with the goal of the test being identifying which object should be ruled out.

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Deductive Logical Reasoning

In this test, the candidate has to apply logical reasoning to deduce the correct symbol for a particular square of the puzzle. Each symbol only appears once in each row or column, from which the candidate must select a symbol from the bottom that best fits the unknown square.

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Situational Questionnaire

In this test, the candidate will be described a situation that may occur while operating in the capacity of a pilot. There will be a given list of reaction options to the described situation, in which the candidate will need to rank the reaction options according to which they are most likely to take.

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Stage 2 - Assessment Centre & Post-Assessment Centre Self Video

Upon passing the AON Online Assessment, candidates will receive an email from Scoot to head down for the Assessment Centre. Upon registration, the candidate will then be allocated a table number, with each table comprising of about 5-6 people.​

Structure of Assessment Centre

The Assessment Centre will comprise of two key segments:

1) Group Discussion Segment

2) Group Debate Segment (in which new groups will be formed)

  • Each candidate will have exactly one minute to present the case. Subsequently, there will be two rounds of 30 seconds each for rebuttal to question each other’s case in point. Lastly, candidates will have a final 30 seconds for closing remarks.

Before the conclusion of the Assessment Centre, there will be a contract briefing session where information such as career progression, training costs, remuneration packages and staff benefits will be shared.

Structure of Post-Assessment Centre Self Video

Once the Assessment Centre is completed, candidates will receive an email on the same evening regarding their results, where they will next be tasked to complete a Post-Assessment Centre Self Video. The self-reflection video will be done via the Scoot portal, with two minutes of preparation time and subsequently, two minutes to answer each question.

Some sample questions posed to the candidates are: 

1. What do you think was the most difficult aspect of the Assessment Centre? How did you cope with that?

2. What are some areas you thought you did well in?

3. What are some areas to improve on?

4. What will you do to be better prepared for a future Assessment Centre?

Upon completion of the Post-Assessment Centre Self Video, candidates will be asked to pick their preferred interview dates and timing from a series of options.

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Final Interview

Stage 3 - Final Interview

During the Final Interview, candidates will be given 2 case studies and subjected to a one-on-one interview with an interview panel consisting of Management Pilots and a psychologist. 

The Final Panel Interview will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes. The candidate is expected to know a whole lot more about aviation and flying to progress pass this round. The interviewers may also pose questions outside of aviation regarding you, your decisions and team work skills, especially if they picked up something interesting during your self-introduction. Candidates can also expect the panel to make use of the good guy-bad guy routine. It is know that during the Final Panel Interviews, the interviewers tend to drill down deeper. It is good practice to be firm with your decisions, as they are looking for future commanders. 

When candidates are done with the Final Panel Interview, they will be notified of your results about 1-2 days later in the evening, depending on the day of the Final Interview. 

Stage 4 - MMPI Test, Medical Assessment, Assessment Centre Validation

After successfully clearing the Final Interview, Scoot candidates will undertake a Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) test, and will be subjected to a medical check alongside a segment to validate the assessment centre stage, as the last stage of the selection process.

 

A personnel from Raffles Medical will contact the candidate to arrange a time slot to take the MMPI test, which consists of 328 questions, and will last for about 3 hours. The MMPI test is a type of psychological test developed for use in the measure of the psychological stability of high-risk workers, which population includes airline pilots. It allows for the diagnosis of an individual's mental health or clinical issues, if any.

 

The test, which can be done at home, comprise of true or false questions and will be administered by Raffles Medical through a link sent to the candidate's email and will cover the following components (not listed in sequential order): 

  • Hypochondriasis 

  • Depression

  • Hysteria

  • Psychopathic Deviate 

  • Masculinity/Femininity 

  • Paranoia 

  • Psych-asthenia 

  • Schizophrenia 

  • Hypomania

  • Social Introversion 

Candidates will also have to book the Class 1 and Class 2 Medical Assessment through the CAAS Electronic Licensing Medical Records System (ELMeRS) portal. You may refer to the dedicated Pilot Kaki Medical page for more information and specific details on what to expect for this final stage. ​

The total package cost of both the MMPI test and Medical is approximately S$500. 

About a day after the Medical Assessment, candidates will also be subjected to a validation of their initial online assessment at Scoot's headquarters at Changi Airport Terminal 2. There are 4 areas which the candidate will be re-assesssed in are:

  • Deductive Logical Thinking

  • Inductive Logical Thinking

Successful candidates who have passed all stages will eventually be notified and invited for a contract briefing within the next week of being informed of the outcome.

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