Butler residential course
Bureau’s Butler Academy runs 7-14 day (2 weeks) intense House/Estate management & Butler residential courses.
Butler residential course-At your service
The Residential Butler, Steward/Stewardess and House management course is intense, challenging, thorough but fun! Learn the skills of a contemporary butler and the tools to work as an effective team member as you study alongside your fellow students in individual and group activities. Living and learning together will also provide professional friendships will be forged that last a lifetime.
Usually these courses are open for the public once every other month and we also run residential tailor made Butler and service courses at our premises for other companies and hotels in China as well as other emerging markets.
Real life setting on the Butler residential course
When on the Residential Butler, Steward/Stewardess and House Management course, you will be taught what it is like working as a Butler and House Manager on an estate. We teach topics such as Etiquette, Valeting, Silver Service, Butler service, Table management, Napkin folding, Wardrobe management, Care of Antiques, Care of Fine Clothes, Presentation and Packing, staff management, communication skills, cultural differences amongst many other subjects. Part of the training is also a finishing school and British accent training and etiquette training module which is very popular.
Diploma and certification on the butler residential course
Upon successful completion of the Butler Residential course. Steward/Stewardess and House management course you will be awarded with a Certificate for each successfully completed Butler module in addition to a final Butler certificate detailing that you have completed the full course. A qualification from Bespoke Bureau’s prestigious Butler Academy is sure to propel you in your current career and put you ahead of others in your profession.
Our previous Butler residential course students have a very high success rate in finding Butler and House management employment upon successful completion of the course and those that were already in employment have reported a marked increase in their wage.
The Butler and Housekeeper course is split into various modules which partly consist of (but is not exclusive to):
– The Role of the Butler, Housekeeper and House Manager
– Greeting Guests
– General House Etiquette
– Personal Hygiene and Dress Code
– Employer Expectations/ Professionalism
– Cultural Difference and Communication
– House Rules
– House Security/Alarms
– Shopping and Deliveries
– Tools and Supplies
– Stock Keeping and Inventory
– Keeping a Log Book
– Time Management
– Hiring staff, the Agency Role, Contracts
– Staff Rota, Managing and Training of Staff
– Reporting to the Lady/Gentleman of the House
– PA/Concierge Work
– Flower Arrangement
– Keeping Glasses, Cutlery and Plates Polished
– Guest Arrival Etiquette
– Guest Departure Etiquette
The cost for you as an individual would be £3000+VAT so £3600 plus a £75-150 per night (sometimes less) which includes the accommodation in a very nice cottage at the premises.
We are able to place most students in a good role after the course but cannot promise that we will do. It will be down to you how engaged you are with the trainer, the modules and the other students.
Due to all the TV and Media coverage we have received over the years and the popularity of the famous courses, we suggest you book your slot early not to miss out.
Please note the below points that are important:
- The cost is £1500-3000+VAT (installments possible)
- The accommodation is subsidised by us and costs £75-150 per night per person in shared or ownb space
- You must stay with us during the residential training
- We need a deposit asap to secure your space (50% at least)
- Please wear smart clothes or if you prefer a suit. Part of the training you will need to wear our T shirts or shirt (we have all sizes and will provide you with ones that fit)
- You will need to bring a pen and notepad with you
- We always have journalists from TV or the Media with us and you don’t need to participate on pictures or filming but its great if you do and will of course raise your profile in this industry.
- You will receive your certificate at the end of the course. You can also get references from Sara (the well-known director) and/or the head trainer.
- Snacks and drinks are provided daily but if you have specific dietary requirements, please bring your own. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner you pay for
- The last day we have a cocktail/canapé and garden graduation party
- Sunday you check out and leave
We look forward to having you on tour world famous residential Butler, Steward/Stewardess and House management course. Thank you!
Who trains with us on our 2 week intense Butler residential
- Five-star hotels and resorts turn to us for staff training, consultancy and recruitment and send their staff to our residential courses.
- Butlers, Stewards, Stewardesses, House managers, Estate Managers, Housekeepers, Hotel staff, Former PAs, Service minded people wishing to become butlers
- Normal people with a service mind who wish to become qualified Butlers
- Anyone in the service industry who wishes to excel and become one of the best Butlers in the worldFor more information on the British residential training course, please contact one of the Bespoke team on +442031670925 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in enrolling, you need to be quick. Please call or email with any queries or just to find out what the course is all about. Nothing ventured, nothing gained and there is no such thing as a ‘silly question’.