Questions Ask A RecruiterWhat is the difference between a Butler and a Household Manager
Mila Zachova asked 6 years ago

I am looking to find out, how I can get into working as either a manager or a butler, because I’ve been globetrotting for over a decade, always ending up in finer environments (in which feel kind of serine~good) and I am the one who always ends up taking care of the household everywhere.
I have that eye for detail and can’t help correcting, adjusting and tweeking things to be either more practical or useful, or just to look better, usually more aesthetic.
Sometimes people either laugh in surprise, or make fun of my automatic organizing tendency.
Appreciating the finer environments in life, and not having any children or ties, belonging everywhere and nowhere, I feel this type of work must be one of the best ideas for me.
I haven’t made my drivers license yet (but I’m already a better driver than most people seem to be, and planning to make the licence).
I am fluent in Danish (mothertongue), Czech (mothertongue), English and pretty fluent in German now as well, and I’m used to interpreting, and traveling (all my life) as well.
What do you think?
Also, I read online, that there is a recruiter somewhere, who sometimes places a person to learn right there in the job itself, learning by doing. But I haven’t been able to find that article again. Perhaps it was in Belgium, I think.
Do you also have any such sollutions? Or do you know anything about such options, for someone who is not sure how to get the funds for Butler school.
Kindly thank you for your time.
Wish you a perfect day,
S.Mila Z.

1 Answers
Aafke answered 6 years ago

Hi Mila, 
Thank you for your question! Training is, as you briefly mentioned, indeed a great way of getting an understanding of skills required. If a Butler School might be too expensive for you, there are shorted courses out there too – like our Silver Service Training or House Management – short, intense, professional courses which are a lot more cost effective and give you a lot of skills in the right areas already! Polo & Tweed also offer finance options if needs be to spread the cost of course fees. 
Another option is to look at working in high end restaurants or hotels – you might have to start at a lower end position but you can work your way up, and whilst doing it learn a lot about providing high end service, which can be applicable for private households too! 
Hoping this helps, if you would like more information please feel free to give us a call on 0203 858 0233.
Have a lovely day.
Aafke – Polo & Tweed

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