The South African Butler Academy is a unique Butler Training institute which offers Butler Training to individuals who want to start a new career as Professional Butlers / Household Managers and Personal Assistants. World class material written by Butler experts, who are not only experienced in the field, but also have training skills, aids in mastering the art of true Butler Service.
SABA – South African Butler Academy – is World renowned for our modern approach to Butler Service in private households, resorts, exclusive yachts and passenger liners. Our training material is sourced Worldwide, but customized for our own unique requirements and standards. SABA standards are above the expected International norm.
At SABA you will undergo an eight week intensive training program which is not only focused on skills, but also on interpersonal relationship management skills within the sophisticated environment of Butlers. The Training Course is based on “Role Play” and Theoretical Training which is the foundation for all butlers. The personalities, challenges and situations we created for our students are to simulate, and give you the experience of a real household. The reality is 97% of our students graduate with excellent results and 90% end up in rewarding positions provided by the Butler Academy or sources by the candidate themselves or other parts of the world!
We do require all applicants to be aware that the SABA Butler Training program is based on both solid theoretical and practical Butler skills. At SABA our trainers express experiential training.
All students who attended the SABA Butler training program have consistently given positive feedback on the successful outcome in their new work environment. The Key is to be the best in your new employment weather you are working on a yacht, estate or a diplomatic home – you are a SABA Butler “unique” and the best in the world!
The Butler Academy is a unique and exclusive Butler School. We are proud to have a legacy in the market as our clients are kept confidential and above all “disclosure” is our highest priority.The Butler Academy is evidently proud that some of the world’s wealthiest families and businesses, as well as five-star hotels and resorts, source Butlers from the Academy.
On campus, we have an unique recruitment service dedicated only to the procurement of Butler Service in South Africa and Internationally called “Guild Recruitment”. Once you have obtained the SABA certificate, it will ensure not only yourself, but your prospective client of the highest standards of Butler service.
Camps Bay to the vibrant V&A Waterfront, Cape Town City centre and the award winning wine farms of Stellenbosch and Franschoek – time spent in Cape Town will not be forgotten least to say your time at SABA will be remembered for eternity!
The South African Climate is exceptionally well received by all our foreign students and local. Welcome to Cape Town – a city with a diverse range of attractions, sights and activities to offer. From lavish and luxurious to back-packing on a budget, Cape Town has something for everyone. From the landmark beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay to the vibrant V&A Waterfront, Cape Town City centre and the award winning wine farms of Stellenbosch and Franschoek – time spent in Cape Town will not be forgotten least to say your Time at SABA will be remembered for Eternity!
SABA Unit Standards include:
Master Valet / Silver Service / Table Service / Etiquette & Protocol / Executive Housekeeping / Culinary Training / Household Management / Caviar Service / Hotel Butler / Jet Butler / Yacht Butler / Estate Management / Security Awareness / Home Automation / Interpersonal Management Skills / Butlers Office / Butlers Pantry / World of Travel / High Tech & Chauffeur Training / Butler Administration / Laundry Management / Special Areas of Expertise / Wine Service / Personal Grooming (new*) / Role of the Butler within the Hotel / Attention to Detail / Hotel Service SOP / How to create the correct image / Personal Assistant / Au Pair Skills / Pet Care / Food Hygiene Management SABA Unit Standards
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The South African Butler Academy offers a variety of specialized training services (programs) from Hotel Butler Training to Resort Butler Training to Private Household Training and Commercial Yacht Steward Training. The opportunity to advance your exciting employee`s skill by enhancing the individuals performance is our key training focal point. The South African Butler Academy offers an array of options to clients but, above all we tailor your specific needs into our modules. With many years of experience in the field of onsite training and Butler Training we are a proud service provider. We pride ourselves in being able to offer our clients an elite & exclusive service.
The Butler Academy is the most exclusive privatized facility offering training in most five start establishments around the world and placing many that we have trained at these exclusive establishments. The giver is the Butler and the receiver is the Guest. The connection between the two is of the utmost importance, the part which most establishments struggle with. Service is more than meeting the clients’ expectations… it is your Demeanor, Style, Passion, Service Delivery and Technical Skills!
The South African Butler Academy is a household name in South Africa and Europe when it comes to Guesthouse (boutique hotel) and Passenger (yacht) training. Newton Cross, the principal of the Academy, is one of the most experienced passenger liner Butlers to date. As proven in his long career in serving the world’s most famous guests and business families on the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth 2.
Our modules include the following:
Cost: The South African Butler Academy will send you a proposal for training requirements, please contact SABA.
Duration: Training Times and Schedules will be matched with your establishment in conjunction with the Academy`s availability. Our Trainers travel throughout the year therefore booking in advance is exceptionally important.
Born in Stellenbosch – Cape Town is the Principal of “Guild Recruitment” International VIP Recruiter. Guild Recruitment is a Vital element in the Butler Academy as he deals with Placements from across the World on a daily basis. His hard work has paid off significantly with a placement success rate of 94.8%.
The South African Butler Academy partners with The Guild Recruitment who specializes only in Butler Recruitment locally and internationally. Mr. Adriaan Coetzer owner and Head Recruiter for Guild Recruitment has several achievements in placing butlers with Royal Families, VIP clientele, Executive Business clients, Ministers, Presidents, Hotels, Resorts, Jets, Private Yachts, Cruise Liners and Rail Butlers. His task is the greatest as he deals with our elite Clientele every day!
During Elize Wiese`s experience includes 15 years as training manager at a world class company, which is considered the finest in the trade in South Africa. She is certified as a hospitality and management trainer who holds a MBA – Master in Business Administration. At The Butler Academy Mrs. Wiese teaches Butling plus Etiquette & Protocol. The art is restored by the teaching methods of Mrs. Wiese`s unique technique and years of experience in the hospitality field.
Q: Do you Guarantee a Placement after the Butler Course?
A: We provide employment to any candidate fit for the Butler Trade. The South African Butler Academy comprises of the Guild Recruitment who receives exclusive employment which we offer to all our SABA Butlers. However we do not Guarantee any placements as we believe in a excellent track record and high standards of service thus you are more than welcome to connect with past SABA butlers who are currently employed across the world. As employment is one of the other major wings of the South African Butler Academy we are more than pleased with our placement rate to date.
Q: Will I be able to cope with modern Butlering Requirements?
A: At SABA we are focused on Experiential learning, providing you with the necessary modern butler tools of the trade. Today the Butler is the alpha and omega to any client. Therefore it is vital to have basic knowledge of life and act as a quick thinker. “No time is to late and no task to great” is our philosophy. The answer is Yes what is the question? At SABA our Course is based on 8 elements of Service skill and inclusive of Interpersonal Relationship management; completing these elements successfully will give you the skill to cope with modern day butlering requirements.
Q: Is SABA and Accredited Academy
A: No , SABA is not accredit by the South African Service Training THETA / SETA, we wish not to prolong our training course over an extensive period. Further more our standards are different to that of the requirements by SETA. We are affiliated with Magnums Butlers Australia and wish to only be associated with the best in the trade. We are unique and focused on the Butlers personal relationship management skill in the work place. The Butler Academy is a Member of FEDHASA and constantly update our program.
Q: Is Butlering a Lucrative job?
A: Yes, depends on the employer and yourself. Many employment opportunities which we receive at SABA includes medical , cell phone, vehicles and Accommodation. We have noted some salaries to be absolutely amazing but, it entire depends on yourself? Once you have decided what type of Butler you want to be you can choose between ; Private Hotel Penthouse / Resort Butler, Private Estate Butler, Yacht Butler / Steward, Luxury Cruise Liners and Luxury Jet Butlers . The List will give you and indication of the superior options you have at the Academy.