Direct Entry Second Officer


Embark on an exciting career as a Pilot with us and you’ll be flying one of the most modern aircraft and fuel-efficient fleets in the skies.

As part of your career, you will undergo a rigorous training program to equip yourself with the highest flying standards. As you work your way through the ranks, there will be ample opportunities for progress to a Captain, and further develop your skills in the Technical, Training or Management track for those who are assessed to be suitable.


1. Holds a valid CPL/MEIR with frozen ATPL (recognized or can be validated by CAAS).
2. Minimum of 200 total flying hours as pilot of aeroplanes. (A minimum of 100 PIC hours will be required for candidates holding foreign pilot licences).
3. Minimum GCE 'A' Level, Polytechnic Diploma or Degree, inclusive of 5 GCE 'O' Level credits (or its equivalent). These must include English, Mathematics and a Science subject, taken at one sitting.
4. Able to speak and understand English with ICAO English Level 4 for inflight radio-telephony communications.
5. Myopia of not more than 800 degrees and astigmatism of not more than 300 degrees per eye.
6. Must possess valid Class 1 Medical Certificate (recognized or can be validated by CAAS).


Selection Process
All interviews will be held in Singapore. Applicants undergo various stages comprising online application, computer assessment test, interview with senior management, simulator assessment and medical check-up.


Where applicable, successful candidates will be trained to acquire an Aircraft Type Rating.


Remuneration and Service Benefits
A monthly allowance will be provided during your training phase. On appointment as a First Officer, you will enjoy an attractive salary, along with various allowances and benefits.


Successful candidates will be required to serve for the duration of the training, and for a period of 7 years from the date of appointment as First Officer.


We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


Singapore Airlines conducts direct recruitment and does not engage any third-party agencies / companies for our pilot recruitment. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit your application via the official Singapore Airlines career page only. Any parties or media platforms that claim to represent Singapore Airlines have no authority to recruit or engage with applicants on behalf of the airline, and the airline will not be responsible for any information shared by the applicant with any such third party and/or the conduct of any such third party.