I am a 20 year old half Japanese male currently living overseas.
I have always dreamed of becoming a pilot one day and I intend to become one.
I am writing to you because I would like to know when is the next examination for the Airline Sponsored Cadet Program (自社養成)
Furthermore I would appreciate if you could tell me more about the examination and If you think I have any chance passing those examinations.
I am a Japanese citizen raised in Japan for 16 Years and went overseas, My Japanese can get better.
Thanks for your inquiry.
I’m surprised to be asked from oversea in English like this.
I can’t say when the next examination for the Airline Sponsored Cadet Program start, it depends.
At 2014, ANA’s examination started January according to ANA recruiting website but next year, I don’t know.
I guess you can read Japanese, so check the recruiting website of JAL or ANA.
Sometimes other airlines (like Skymark) also have the program, so you need to check frequently for many airlines.
Information is important. Don’t miss any chance to apply for the pilot.
Also check the application guidebook carefully in the website.
Japanese recruiting system is a bit unique. They usually target new graduates.
Again, thanks for your inquiry, don’t hesitate to ask again.