Some of the international carriers use “ab initio” training, meaning “from the beginning”. In other words, they select applicants to go through a very strict and rigorous training program, much like military flight training, that is administered and payed for by the airline. Upon successful completion, the new pilot is employed as a first officer. Typical program time is 2 to 2 1/2 years, with approx 300 hrs of flying time.
Lufthansa uses Bonanzas, Barons, and Cheyennes for training in Phoenix. I would guess the CJ is used for advanced training.
EVA Air, KLM, and China Air also use this type of program.
AOPA had an article about this a while back:
aopa.org/asf/publications/in … rticle=132