Client: Finding the perfect personal assistant

Apr 23, 2021 - 5 mins

The brief: 

Our client required a residential personal assistant/lady’s maid who had the freedom to travel and who was willing to work in a varied capacity. The role would require the candidate to work as a butler, lady’s maid, housekeeper, and personal assistant.    

The clients were seeking a candidate that had recently graduated from a prestigious Butler Academy that was looking for a long-term position.  In addition, they required the candidate to be multilingual, Fluent in English, French, and Mandarin.  

The perfect candidate:

Hutchinsons found the perfect candidate who ticked all the boxes.  Our candidate obtained a Diploma in International Hotel Management in Japan and also took the South African Butler Academy Diploma which she passed Cum Laude. She had gained experience working at a Hotel in Europe followed by working in a private residence in South Africa.  She had all the skills required to work effectively for our client.  

The outcome: 

Our clients interviewed the candidate and found her to be professional and delightful.  After a successful interview process, our clients trialled the candidate and quickly offered her the role, they have been very pleased with her services. 

The clients have come to Hutchinsons to find additional household staff, of which we were able to assist. 

Client quote: 

"We are so pleased with J, she is charming, hardworking, and diligent.  She has excelled in the position and we hope to have her working with us for many years to come."