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Graduates finding rewarding jobs

That's what it's all about. 95% of our students graduate successfully with a diploma. 85% of our graduates hold outstanding positions in service all over the world, working in Royal households, private homes, hotels and resorts, embassies, on cruise ships and super yachts and with Fortune 500 companies. Many of these graduates were recruited with the assistance of our own recruitment division. More importantly however is that 75% of these graduates are still employed in the same job one year after their recruitment. Because of our world-wide contacts, your chances of finding a rewarding position are indeed superb. Most important, however, is your Diploma. Recruitment services for our students are of course completely free of charge.

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Career consulting services

Recruitment knowledge and interviewing skills are part of our training program. We work with each student to assist him or her in developing a focused and well-targeted Résumé, as well as job search strategies that will increase their job opportunities upon graduation. We will teach you how to prepare yourself for a successful job interview in the best possible way. This service will open up many doors to domestic management positions for you. Throughout the training program, a personal marketing document called the Graduate Profile Binder is prepared for and with each student for recruitment purposes. This marketing material is distributed to our partner placement agencies as well as targeted luxury international residential and hospitality clients. You will not be left to your fate upon completion of the training program.

Upon successful graduation, you receive a handcrafted and beautifully framed Diploma, with the original document emailed to you as a PDF document. This valuable document proves that you are a certified professional butler, personal assistant and estate or household manager. We are the only school of its kind to train private service professionals and reach out to outside placement agencies so that student opportunities for employment upon graduation are maximized. We want you to secure a rewarding position, through our recruitment division, or that of another company. We do not "claim you", so to speak.

Note: The International Butler Academy maintains a record of all numbered and certified Academy graduates and their internationally recognized Diplomas.

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Following successful graduation

We will be there for you during the process of finding a rewarding position. The International Butler Academy supports its graduates a 100% through its own recruitment division. Note that most of the world's placement agencies recognize our Diploma. Success is not guaranteed of course. In the end you are the one going to a job interview and not we. Success requires devotion and the ability to combine energy, passion and commitment. Through the Academy's partners, graduates have an extended reach into the labor market. Exclusive to our Academy is the unique partnership with exclusive International Guild of Professional Butlers. As a TIBA graduate you are automatically entitled to executive membership of this prestigious organization.

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International Internships

You work. You learn. You grow. Internships are a rare opportunity to gain supervised practical experience. Internship opportunities include, but are not limited to, private families, five-star hotels and resorts, embassies, and our school in The Netherlands or in China. The International Butler Academy will assist and guide graduates throughout the internship and we are pleased that we can offer selected students such excellent internship possibilities. One great added benefit of an internship is that many times it will lead to full time employment. The employer will recognize the qualities of the butler and as the butler becomes part of the team, the employer will want the new staff person to stay.

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Become butler at The International Butler Academy

We are pleased to provide select graduates a splendid internship opportunity at school in The Netherlands. Spend between two and four months working and studying at The International Butler Academy, fulfilling the role of a professional butler. You will be working under direct supervision of the Academy's Executive Head Butler and a full staff of seasoned professionals. You will have the rare opportunity to utilize all the hands-on skills and knowledge you learned during your training program. Everyone at The International Butler Academy, including faculty and staff, will take a personal interest in your success and instruct and guide you to the highest possible levels.

Some internships are for two months (with travel expenses, room and board plus pocket money), while others are for six months (with travel expenses, room and board, plus full salary). You will be expected to conduct yourself as a consummate professional. Note that an internship is not a guarantee as it depends on the suitability of the student as well as the availability of the internship. The International Butler Academy is the only school of its kind offering such outstanding internship opportunities. 

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Dear faculty of The International Butler Academy

I am delighted to inform you that, thanks to my education at TIBA, I have been offered, and have accepted a position beyond my wildest expectations. On December 15, 2014, I commence employment as the personal Butler to a well-known Canadian philanthropist. I will be accompanying her on trips around the world beginning with Christmas. Thanks to TIBA, I have reached the highest echelons of my earning potential with an initial salary of 120,000 sterling per annum, complete with a grace and favor apartment on Eaton Square. I look forward to the opportunity of visiting to encourage students that with the energy, passion and commitment that you demand, they too can excel and be the person that they want to become. Thank you faculty, from the bottom of my heart. Kind regards, John Hoey, TIBA Graduate (May 13 – July 6, 2013 training program).

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