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.
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.
After successfully completing the training at our school in The Netherlands, you may apply for the opportunity to stay in China for another 6 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.
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.