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Butler und Hausmanger deckt den Tisch

Butler / House Manager Course

The promotion and further development of the butler profession is important to us.


BUTLER BUREAU offers its graduates the best possible qualifications to enter this exclusive service occupation. You will receive excellent education that will enable you to pursue a career anywhere in the world.

What are the advantages of training at BUTLER BUREAU?

The graduates of our butler school represent an elite profession in the world of luxury. At BUTLER BUREAU you will learn to run a modern household with competence, security and style. In our six-week training course, we provide you with all the skills and qualifications you need to start this responsible profession.


Our diverse learning fields and our experienced and professional trainers are available to you during your training and far beyond and accompany you into your new future.


The butler training is conducted in small groups (2-3 participants), which means that our experienced trainers can respond individually to each participant. The personalized feedback allows you to develop your full potential and get the best out of yourself.

What does it take to become part of the Butler School?

Since the butler's job involves a high degree of responsibility, training is recommended if the following criteria are met:

  • Good written and spoken German (level C2)

  • Good written and spoken English (level B2)

  • Relevant experience in a related service area

  • Matura or relevant experience of at least 3 years in a related profession

  • Minimum age: 25 years

  • High sense of responsibility

  • Independent way of working

  • High resilience

  • Temporal flexibility

Apart from that, characteristics such as discretion, polite manners, well-groomed appearance and a high level of service orientation are important.

Career opportunities

As a certified butler / butleress, the doors to an international career in luxurious private households are open to you. The internationally valid certificate convinces employers of your skills and shows that you belong to the best of the best.


If you are interested in the apprenticeship, we look forward to receiving your application. Please note that only complete applications can be considered.


Please have the following documents ready in digital form:


  • Curriculum vitae

  • Motivation letter

  • Relevant references and / or training certificates



Household organization

  • Work and personnel planning for large residences

  • Workflow and organization

Cleaning and maintenance of the inventory

  • Care and handling of fine clothing, furs, jewelry and leather goods

  • Cleaning and care of high-quality, textile materials

  • Selecting and putting on items of clothing

  • Correct packing and unpacking of luggage (excursion: Louis Vuitton Vienna)

Beverage science

  • Maintenance of high quality inventory
    (Excursion: Lobmeyr Crystal)

  • Basic training in modern cleaning without chemicals

  • Work processes and processes for efficient work

Human Resources Management

  • Maintenance and operation of fine automobiles

  • Electromobility

  • Chauffeur

  • Cabin equipment in private jets

Guest reception

  • Interesting facts about hunting, golf and polo

Human Resources Management

  • Effective collaboration

  • Work in a team

Laundry and cloakroom maintenance

  • The fine breakfast kitchen

  • Shopping planning and food science

  • Selection of flowers, dishes, fruit, caviar, wine, spirits and champagne of the highest quality

  • Knowledge about hygiene

Kitchen organization

  • Teaching about serving and presentation options

  • Serving wine, cocktails and refreshments

  • Planning, preparing and serving meals with different menu sequences and different degrees of formality

  • Napkin folds, table decorations

  • Silver care
    (Excursion: Silversmiths Vienna)

Serving and table culture

  • Butler's Code of Ethics

  • Psychology of wealthy people

  • Refinement in appearance, language and movement

Communication, protocol and etiquette

  • The role of the butler: discretion, demeanor, responsibility and etiquette

  • Excellent handling of client inquiries

  • Dealing with difficult situations


  • Presentation, written and practical review

Next course:
from September 13. 2021

Course duration / times

6 weeks, Monday to Friday,

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., sometimes in the evening or on the weekend


Click HERE for information about funding in Austria.


Click HERE for information about funding in Germany.


Educational loan from Wüstenrot.

Education loan from Erste Bank

Cancellation insurance

In the event of non-participation or cancellation on your part (e.g. due to illness, including COVID-19), we offer cancellation insurance in cooperation with Europäische Reiseversicherung, which covers up to € 6,000.

You can find all information about this HERE and in the insurance regulations .

Educational leave

Are you considering applying for educational leave for the duration of the course? Contact us, we will be pleased to advise you!



EUR 13,500

including course documents, participation in all excursions and butler uniform

including 20% sales tax

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