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
Apart from that, characteristics such as discretion, polite manners, well-groomed appearance and a high level of service orientation are important.
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:
Relevant references and / or training certificates
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)
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
Cabin equipment in private jets
Interesting facts about hunting, golf and polo
Human Resources Management
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
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
(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
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
including course documents, participation in all excursions and butler uniform
including 20% sales tax
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