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Why not turn a corner to take on a new, exciting challenge in the private house sector?

Our recent article ‘Job Seeking in Tough Times’, was packed with advice and ideas, and in this issue we continue the theme with the Exclusive Butler School (EBS) sharing a glimpse into how you can transfer your skills and open new doors into the prestigious world of the private house industry.

Who might you be serving tea for? (Right) Do you have an eye for detail and want to shine?

It’s not only possible to move into this adjoining world of providing tip-top care, but a short training course with EBS could add the finishing touches to your CV. As a student attending their professional, intensive three-day Specialist Housekeeping Training course, you are guaranteed to enhance your skills, embrace new eco-friendly housekeeping methods, and enjoy expanding your knowledge, enabling your move into a new and exciting career.

The personalised and practical training sessions led by the school’s highly experienced female butler, Donna, are split into three modules over three days. To fit your time allowance and budget, you can attend any, or all, of the three days. The daily eight hours of intensive training sessions will be attended by a maximum of five students and take place in a central London private apartment.

The EBS training team have, for many years, been employed on board private yachts and within prestigious private households including Buckingham Palace. Their insight and unquestionable eye for detail will intrigue and encourage you to push your own boundaries and take that next step into a possible new career – one which takes not just know-how but also discretion, dedication, and pride. EBS promise the extensive knowledge you will gain from each thoughtfully designed module is clearly presented and illuminating. Questions you wish to pose will be answered and examples of real experiences shared. Handouts with illustrations, written assessments and quizzes cover a wide range of relevant topics including laundry skills and valeting, wardrobe management and inventories, eco-friendly approaches to housekeeping, plus much more. If you feel there are one or two gaps on your CV, or a refresh will help, this could be the solution.

Challenging your already learnt skills or, starting afresh, EBS say you will quickly be absorbed into the unique world of the private house environment, learning the required skills and taking that next step to perhaps becoming a private housekeeper, travelling ladies maid or junior butler.

Seeking new horizons? They might be found working on a luxury yacht

You can expect the trainers to reiterate the importance of personal service, flexibility, communication, and organisation to succeed in your new career choice. It is a fast-paced industry and whether working in a royal palace, Mayfair apartment, country estate or on board a 90-metre private yacht, the necessity to think on the spot, and ‘find a solution’ to rectify a situation is key. EBS trainers can guide you and share the secrets of how to always be, ‘one step ahead’, thus enabling you to always deliver an impeccable service to your employer, even when under pressure.

Tried and tested, the EBS courses are continually developing and have proven to be a huge success with positive results, glowing testimonials, regular recommendations and with the help of our sister recruitment company, Exclusive Household Staff (www. , students have been professionally guided and successfully placed into private house roles.

Is this your time to turn a corner and take that next step towards a new career challenge? For further information on EBS courses for 2021, or to book a course view www.exclusivebutlerschool. com or email:

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