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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 worldwide, working in Royal households, private homes, hotels and resorts, embassies, cruise ships, and super yachts, and with Fortune 500 companies. Many of these graduates were recruited with the assistance of our 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 worldwide contacts, your chances of finding a rewarding position are superb. Most important, however, is your Diploma. Recruitment services for our students are of course completely free of charge.

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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 of 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 TIBA 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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Internships TIBA

During your 10-week training program, you will find several recent graduates at TIBA called “interns.” They have an important role to play. You have an opportunity to watch them as they work closely with the Academy's faculty to continue to develop and refine their skills. They are also at TIBA to help you. They have graduated from the training and therefore have had the same struggles and challenges you will have. They know the process and will help to support you; however, they will not do the work for you.

If you wish and depending on your final grade, you may continue your education after you graduate. We will give you the possibility of staying at The International Butler Academy for a period of 3 to 4 months as an Intern. You will be working under the guidance of our CEO and support staff. Not only will you have the opportunity to put into practice the things you learned at TIBA, but you will also receive a separate Certificate acknowledging your internship.

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Internships TIBA China

China’s economy has grown dramatically since it entered the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001. Among the country’s business élite and super-rich, the demand for butlers is exploding, fueled especially by high-end hotels and luxury real estate firms. China is now the world’s fastest-growing market for butlers. Once you are done with your 10-week training in The Netherlands, you have an opportunity to apply to continue your education at our school in Chengdu, China. After completing the training at our school in The Netherlands, you may apply for the opportunity to stay in China for another six months on an official internship. We take care of your room & board, travel plus you will also receive a salary.

We have other internship opportunities available if you are interested. When the time comes, you will have a conversation with our Recruitment Director, who will ask about your wishes and interests. He will do his very best to support you, as will we. If your application for an internship in China is successful, you will learn about Asian culture and Asian etiquette & protocol. Quite a few of these interns found rewarding jobs in China afterward.

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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 and targeted luxury international residential and hospitality clients.

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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. The International Butler Academy records all numbered and certified Academy graduates and their internationally recognized Diplomas.

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Other Internship Opportunities

Little Grand - a small long-stay Hotel where at the end of each training program one successful Graduate will have the chance to learn the trade from the Head Butler; Mr. Marcel van Wessel.

Hotel TwentySeven - this premier luxury hotel will give one hardworking Graduate the opportunity of a lifetime to be part of their existing Butler team.

Pepper Collection - One successful Graduate will be given the opportunity to be a Chalet Butler in the scenic Arlberg region of Austria.

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