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Why choose The International Butler Academy?

The answer to this question is simple, and should be clear by studying our web site and by communicating directly with us. Better yet, visit us. We pride ourselves in offering a unique and successful learning opportunity for each and every student. Do not simply take our word for it. Do your research and compare the various schools. Read provided information carefully, and verify what is included and what is not. The International Butler Academy offers a truly amazing package of instruction and experience, making the time spent training as rewarding, interesting and as pleasant as possible. Did we mention that training takes place at the largest private estate in The Netherlands? 135 rooms dedicated to The International Butler Academy and its students.

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Please do your research

Again. Please do your research, and do your research well. We find it extremely important that potential students do their research when determining which school to attend. We believe that any major decision, such as choosing a school, should be made by obtaining all possible information. You must spend the time to study web sites, to speak to school representatives, and to ask questions or send emails in case something is not clear. If at all possible, you should visit the location so you can see first-hand what the school is all about. Here at The International Butler Academy we welcome visits and of course you may speak with current students as well as ask your questions directly to the trainers and management. You may also have lunch or dinner with the students and spend a day in class so you can experience what our school is all about. Bring your spouse, your partner, or a friend.

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Our clients and partners

Many of the world's wealthiest families and international businesses, as well as five-star hotels and resorts, turn to us for staff training and recruitment. We cherish their trust we have had for so many years. These clients recognize the high quality of our school, our training and recruitment methods and of course our graduates. Consider the names of our corporate clients displayed on our web site, (with permission of course) and you will find the upper echelon of luxury represented. You will understand that we cannot mention names of private clients. Well, we may mention one - the Royal family of Jordan. They have specifically given us permission for this. We are proud to be affiliated with a number of top companies.

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Officially registered training institute

The International Butler Academy is an officially registered training institute. Of the various registrations, the one with the Dutch CRKBO (www.crkbo.nl) is one of the most important ones. This governing body examines, verifies and registers private institutes, assuring that these institutes and its trainers comply with the highest standards of education and that appropriate policies are in place. Once an institute is registered with the CRKBO, the institute's students do not need to pay VAT (Value Added Tax), which is of course a huge saving for the students. We are registered with the Chamber of Commerce, pay taxes, are regularly audited, and are affiliated with a number of professional organizations. Even the building we occupy is regularly checked as it is an historic building, and protected by the National Trust. We are also an approved training center by City & Guilds of London, England. Through an extensive on-site audit, City & Guilds checked, verified and approved The Academy's butler training program. Last, but not least, virtually every placement agency in the world distinguishes TIBA as the only professional butler school in the world.

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Our graduates are our Ambassadors

Our graduates are indeed our Ambassadors. They are the living proof of the overall quality of our Academy. The International Butler Academy offers so much, and there are so many things included with your training. Everything at TIBA is original. Nothing is copied from elsewhere. Do your research and draw your conclusions. Like so many before you, you will wish to attend The International Butler Academy. Beware of copycats and unscrupulous individuals. Our Academy is the real thing and not a copy.

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Our Board of Governors

Our independent Board of Governors is responsible for determining the mission of The International Butler Academy, for oversight of its activities and for the efficient use of resources, to plan the strategic objectives of the school and to ensure its financial health, to govern the syllabus and that the school conforms to legal requirements. The two main rewards for governors are that they have an enormous sense of achievement when our school does well, and secondly they are extending their range of skills. Our governors come from a range of backgrounds. They are figures in the local community, professionals and retired people with relevant experience. Several have an education background and offer independent knowledge acquired over a lifetime in schools.

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