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What can a pilot without a degree do IF the airlines close down?
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Monday, 12 March 2012 17:35

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Dear Captain Lim,

Since some airlines are able to recruit pilots through the cadet program - even those 18 years old who have just finished their SPM or ‘O’ levels have a chance to get in.

So my question is, If, I mean IF, one day all airline industry collapse due to fuel crisis or other possible reasons, what can those pilots do?

Degree holder pilots are able to move to other industry to do other jobs but how about those who had nothing but the non-degree SPM certificates?

I believe those older pilots with SPM certificates are going to have a hard time getting other jobs?

Jackson.

Dear Jackson,

I think your concern is valid. I know quite a few pilots with SPM certificates upgrading themselves by pursuing part time studies (eg MBA) to get a degree for the rainy day when it becomes useful.

Generally, those who are recruited by the airlines through the Cadet Pilot Program are basically brilliant, and with very good SPM results, they have no problem getting non-flying professional qualifications on their own if they have the initiatives. For your information, some Universities recognise the ATPL (Airlines Pilot Transport Licence) as a qualification acceptable for an MBA course.

There are many jobs available to a pilot if he loses his job but unfortunately, he may not get the kind of pay that he was getting in the past.

Hence, I would recommend all pilot wannabes to have at least a degree first before looking at this career in case he gets grounded medically in the future or in the worst case scenario, the airlines go bust!

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