Sunday, July 10, 2011

Even an Indian can see Thru SIA's Recruitment Purpose in India for Cadet Pilot

I found a blog from an Indian blogging about SIA's recent massive recruitment exercise in India at Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore & Chennai.

The following is his blog:

SIA recruiting cadet pilots from India
By Nishad

Pilots used to be a much sought-after profession in Singapore, but it appears that Singaporeans are ’shunning’ the job as well which prompted Singapore Airlines (SIA) to put up a job advertisement in India to recruit and train Indian nationals to become SIA pilots.

According to an amused netizen who tipped us off on the news, he saw the SIA ad on the Times of India in April seeking specifically ‘Citizens of India’ as SIA cadet pilots:
Besides the usual physical attributes, prospective candidates must have at least 5 Credits in the GCE ‘O’ level and to possess a good command of English.

SIA will sponsor successful candidates to acquire an Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence at Pilot Training Schools in Singapore and overseas after which they will be bonded for a period of seven years.

It is puzzling that SIA did not open the job to young Singaporeans many of whom are more than qualified (sad to say even Indians can see that we Singaporeans are more qualified but not so our PAP Gov or SIA) to become its cadet pilots and have to incur extra expenses by putting up job advertisements in India.

Are Indian nationals better pilots than Singaporeans?

In all likelihood, they are probably preferred over Singaporeans due to lower pay. Furthermore, being foreigners, they are unlikely to demand much from SIA and will have lower bargaining rights.


  1. Even more so once they are bonded...

  2. when you are cheap and bonded to your employer, you are less likely to join the union and threaten pay hikes like the recent cases that they have just settled and caved in...

    typical govt..they just can't handle an outspoken and educated lot of Singaporeans..oppression by invisible policy is already starting.

  3. The SIA management should be under instruction by seasoned political leaders to recruit non-Singaporean peelots to fly their plane. Cheap is one thing but they think that these people should be easier to manage crisis like the one on flying allowance disputes some time back.

    SIA is buying insurance with these new peelots. They are unlikely to create trouble for them.

  4. What does our elected MP (both ruling and Opposition) have to say about this.

    Nothing, lets move on.

  5. can't blame those young men in India if they actually believe SIA stands for Singapore Indian Airlines, more so when they see Nathan disembarking from plane during a state visit.

    after the recent fiasco on fake resume and fake experience in India that involved pilots and those in Authority, SIA better have a more stringent selection process, especially fake degrees, exaggerated psycho motor skills, eloquence but little substance.

  6. I wonder do SIA understand its rep is hard earned...

    Once you leave an impression that you are always going for cheaper alternatives to max your profits...and which ultimately affect safety...

    You are gonna lose customers...and that many years of hard earned rep.

    Too bad we have greed for greed's sake pigs in charge..

    Too bad.

  7. SIA = Suma Indians Arlines

  8. Perhaps Tan Chuan Jin could give SIA a little chat?

  9. "Are Indian nationals better pilots than Singaporeans?". Unquote.

    Obviously India and Its' Nationals are better than Sin and Singaporeans in everything.

    It is nut to compare a little rock to a 5000 years civilization. The holy men in India could even divine the longevity of Sin(how long it lasts), if you care to ask them.

  10. You mean liked this action?

  11. 5000 years of civilization LOL!