What are the minimum requirements for airline employment?

For direct entry to most airlines you will require a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and typically theory credits for the Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). Airlines will publish their minimum criteria for pilot applications on their website.
Some airlines have recently lowered their requirements, students with 250 – 300 hours are able to get a job with big airlines such as Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines.