PROFESSIONAL HELICOPTER SERVICES has a policy of only hiring its own ex-students for its tourist operations at Uluru and Kings Canyon, and when the Company needs another flight instructor, we select one from those ex-students with sufficient experience.
They are then put through a rigorous 40 hour Instructor Rating course before commencing instructional duties. These instructors then conduct general charter, fire suppression, aerial crane, and other activities as well as instructing.
So far, PHS has employed over 60 of its ex-students, and currently has 18 of its ex-students on the payroll.
This is a career path that is not available through other training schools.
On top of this in-house career path, PHS students are highly regarded by other operators when they are looking for new staff. We currently have two operators who only look elsewhere when recruiting if we cannot provide them with a suitable low hour pilot, and another large operator that has employed over 10 of our ex-students.