What it takes to become a Butler

What it takes to become a Butler

When? 17 February 2017
Where? Radio BBC
Audience: 1,3 million live listeners

What it takes to become a butler - Sara Vestin Rahmani  chats to Georgey Spannswick

What it takes to become a butler – Sara Vestin Rahmani chats to Georgey Spannswick

What it takes to become a Butler

Owner of Bespoke Bureau & The British Butler Academy, Sara Vestin Rahmani chats with Georgey Spanswick of BBC Radio’s Georgey Tonight about what it takes to become a Butler

Butlers are not simply fictional. The role of ensuring the smooth running of a large household continues to be vital to many rich households across the globe. Butlers are employed as multi tasking super heroes with tasks such as:

  • Concierge & front of house elements making the meals go smoothly
  • Food & drink service
  • Staff management
  • Household management
  • Chauffeuring
  • Care of interior
  • Much much more
The rewards of becoming a Butler

“When you have become a qualified butler, with The British Butler Academy, you could have a distinguished and honorable career. You will be serving wealthy people and families. A job not suitable for all but for many people with service at heart, it is a wonderful profession. Our Butlers earn from 60000GBP and up to 150000GBP per annum.”

What does it take to become a good butler?
Sara Vestin Rahmani - interviewed on live radio

Sara Vestin Rahmani – interviewed on live radio

“You have to be discreet,” Sara says. “In your public role, you must be able to gauge what your principle wants, one step ahead. Moreover, you must remain unflustered and maintain your sense of dignity. It’s all about looking after other people and care for them. Behind the scenes you must make sure that standards are upheld and tasks done properly. Attention to detail is of utmost importance.”

Who wants to go in to this job?

Men and women from all walks of life. Any nationality is welcome to apply to the Butler training program.

Are there any female Butlers?

“Many is the answer. The reason why female butlers are so popular is that many butler employers reside in the middle east and have separated male – female households. This means that the woman part need female servants. Of course, our qualified female butlers go in to jobs in other parts of the world too.”

Who hires Butlers?
  1. Royals from across the globe
  2. HNW individuals looking for an easier life
  3. Super Yacht owners
  4. Hotels & resorts
  5. Private members clubs, banks and other refined establishments.
Train to become an Elite Butler with The British Butler Academy

Train to become an Elite Butler with The British Butler Academy

Become a Butler

“A career as a butler offers you variety, challenge, and the opportunity to use many skills. The Butler is respected as the head of the household staff. As a butler at a family estate, you will be responsible for ensuring everything runs smoothly.

Our Butlers earn from 60000GBP and up to 150000GBP per annum. 

You may live in (at your employer’s home), or live out. While most butlers work in private homes, some are employed by luxury hotels and corporations. Others work independently as consultants to wealthy families or corporations (e.g. advising on staff performance at restaurants, hotels, and cruise ships).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04ql976#play