About Us

The Exclusive Butler School was founded by John Pettman, Managing Director of Exclusive Household Staff, Exclusive Nannies, Private House Jobs and Co-founder of Luxury Yacht Interior Training.

John is an ex-Royal Butler who started his career at Buckingham Palace and progressed to The British Embassy in Paris. He worked alongside two of our Butler Educators to produce a programme tailored to creating the professional Private House Butler by providing true British Butler Training. 

Our Head Butler Trainer, Mark Moynan, is a fully qualified Lecturer and the Exclusive Butler School is currently the only Butler School globally to be certified by a Training College, in our case Broadstairs College, part of the EKC Group, in the UK.

Following the successful completion of your Butler Training you will receive a certificate and the Exclusive Household Staff team will assist you through the recruitment process in order to gain your first private household Butler role, or progression in your chosen career, as appropriate. Junior Butler salaries start at £20,000-£25,000 per annum and a Top Private Butler can earn in excess of £100,000 per annum.

The Exclusive Butler School also offer bespoke in-house training for Private Households, Royal Palaces, Motor Yachts, Hotels, Restaurants, and can travel worldwide to take on any bespoke assignments.

Whether you have no experience or want to improve or refresh your skills, The Exclusive Butler School can help you achieve your goals and find a butler training option suitable for you. 

In addition, we provide Luxury Interior Yacht Training, giving you the practical experience and confidence from a private house background as well as expert knowledge within the yachting/chalet industry.  

Following on from this training Viking Crew, our partner and the market leader in private motor yacht and cruise ship recruitment will look after your next step.

Our Vision

The Exclusive Butler School is passionate about providing the very best training to the next generation of aspiring Butlers, as well as improving the skills of those currently working in the hospitality industry.

With this in mind and alongside our Partnership with Broadstairs College, part of the EKC Group, resulted in the creation of The Exclusive Butler Academy that works with Level 2 and 3 Hospitality Students to gain expertise knowledge as well as providing opportunities within the hospitality industry. One Broadstairs College student per academic year will be selected to receive a fully-funded placement on our Exclusive Two-week Butler School course.

We aim to utilise the in-depth knowledge and abilities of our Butler trainers giving our Butler graduates every chance to progress to the highest level within the private household world regardless of experience and background.


Please note: Exclusive Butler School prides itself on being exclusive, discretion is our number one priority.  We do not participate in any TV or Radio broadcasting, nor do we use third-party marketing companies.  All our marketing is managed in-house and should you choose us to provide training, your Private Estate, Motoryacht, Hotel, Restaurant etc will not be mentioned. 

In partnership and certified by

Broadstairs College