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The International Butler Academy

The International Butler Academy (TIBA) is a unique, exclusive, professional butling and house management school. We are proud to be the finest and most innovative butler service training institute in the world, second to none. We are equally proud that some of the world's wealthiest families, international businesses, as well as five-star hotels, resorts, private clubs, and cruise lines, turn to us for staff training and staff recruitment as well as our highly specialized consulting services. Our comprehensive 10-week, 800-curriculum-hour, government-licensed training program will introduce each student to all the expected duties of a butler, personal assistant, valet, house, and estate manager.

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The training program from September 19 to November 26, 2022, is full.
You may join us for the January 16 to March 24, 2023 training program. Apply now.

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A private and unique household

We have an astounding 80.000 sq. ft. (135 rooms) available at our Academy to train our students in a building we own that is completely dedicated to the training program. The personalities, challenges, and situations we have created for you at The International Butler Academy will allow you to study and learn while experiencing a private and unique household. In this respect, it can hardly be called a school. In fact, from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, you will be a real working butler in a real household. You work with the family. You live with the family. You eat with the family.

Nothing is imaginary. Everything is real. This is why 95% of our students graduate successfully, and 85% end up in rewarding positions elsewhere. More importantly, 75% of these graduates are still employed in the same job one year after their recruitment. We are the only school of its kind in the world where students live, work and learn in a real, multi-million-dollar household. Attending our professional training program truly is a life-changing experience.

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Who are our students?

Our students come from all over the globe. Approximately 35 percent of our students are female. The youngest student to date was 18 years of age. The oldest student to date was 68 years of age. We placed this older student in a hotel in New York. Butling is one profession where age is truly not important. The backgrounds of students differ enormously. Successful graduates, now working in superb positions, include a dermatologist, a carpenter, a private banker, a hotel director, a taxi driver, and a lawyer. Many students come from the hospitality industry. Make no mistake, success is not a guarantee.

Success requires motivation, dedication, devotion, and combining energy, passion, and commitment. 95% of our students graduate successfully, and 85% are in rewarding positions elsewhere. More importantly, 75% of these graduates are still employed in the same job one year after their recruitment. We are the only school of its kind in the world where students live, work and learn in a real, multi-million-dollar household. Attending our professional training program is simply a life-changing experience.

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What is required to join our training program?

Except for a working knowledge of English and a minimum age of 18, no previous training or experience is required. Of course, you must be able to communicate in English and understand the lessons in English. Gender and age are not important either. What is very important is having a service-oriented attitude and the right personality for this esteemed profession.

Study our website and understand why so many before you decided on The International Butler Academy. Apply now and assure yourself a place in our esteemed institution. Email us your Résumé (Curriculum Vitae) plus a current photo and indicate which ten-week training program you wish to attend. Our students come from all over the world, and our graduates form a large and important network.

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The International Butler Academy awards

Capital Finance International recognizes The International Butler Academy as The Best Butler School in The World. CFI seeks out individuals and organizations that contribute significantly to the convergence of economies and truly add value for all stakeholders. CFI's Awards Program aims to identify and reward excellence wherever it is found in the hope of inspiring others to improve their performance further. The CFI judging panel recognized that TIBA's center of excellence is unique in its field, and that, together with the unrivaled level of instruction, is why they unanimously resolved to bestow the award for Best Butler School in the World on The International Butler Academy for 2019 and 2020. Click this link for more information. TIBA was also awarded the Global Award from Corporate Livewire for "Specialist Education & Training Provider of the Year" for 2021 and 2022.

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Our Mission Statement

The International Butler Academy educates, prepares, and coaches dedicated individuals to become professionals in the True Art of Service and house management. The International Butler Academy provides its graduates with the best possible qualifications for entering the butling and private service profession. We offer superb training that provides an introduction to a career that should last a lifetime. The International Butler Academy trains skilled professionals who meet and exceed the demands of the modern international household. Our graduates can be and are employed by discerning employers anywhere in the world. By combining traditional skills and knowledge with cutting-edge technology and training, we bring the traditional art of butling into the 21st century.

Our Website

Our website reflects the rather conservative approach to our philosophy and training methods. It is not flashy, nor is it glamorous. It is geared towards providing first-class, true, complete, always updated, and to-the-point information. All photos on our website are of our students and our school. All content is original. Nothing is "borrowed" from other websites. Please contact us if something is not clear. Although our website is extremely informative, you should visit us If possible. Only then will you be able to experience the high quality of our school. You are welcome to bring a friend. Thank you for visiting our website, and please enjoy the presented information.

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Pledge of The International Butler Academy

By joining The International Butler Academy, you will become part of our family. Request a free brochure here. Do you wish to know what TIBA is all about? This pledge will give you an impression of our norms and values. The TIBA pledge is the result of some hard work by students and faculty. It represents the soul and spirit of The International Butler Academy.

"I pledge to respect and adhere to the philosophy, rules, and principles of The International Butler Academy and the norms and values it represents. I take full responsibility for my actions, attitude, and performance at all times. By my professional and reasoned conduct, and through my energy, passion, and commitment, I will embody the highest standards of service, loyalty, trust, discretion, and excellence. I will establish and maintain my personal accountability and integrity through honest achievement and commitment to my vocation. My attitude is shown in my behavior and my behavior shows my character. My character is my destiny."

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Discover more with this virtual tour of our astounding 80.000 sq. ft. (135 rooms) home.

Warning - Unfortunately, we have no choice but to warn the public. Certain placement agencies have sent candidates to clients saying these have been trained by The International Butler Academy when they have not. Employers should always verify a candidate's credentials. Prospective students should carefully check all schools and do their research well before parting with their hard-earned money. Do not be fooled by fancy websites.

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