Universum survey: LVMH no.1 for 19th consecutive year in ranking of most attractive employers among students at business schools in France

Published on 05.12.2023 • 3 minutes
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Each year the Universum consulting firm conducts a survey of students to learn about their professional aspirations and motivations, as well as the criteria against which they measure the most attractive employers and companies. For the 19th consecutive year, LVMH figures first in the Universum ranking of most attractive employers among students at business schools in France. This result reflects the continuing strong appeal of LVMH and its Maisons, and recognizes the Group’s longstanding commitment to young generations.

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LVMH hired over 60,000 people worldwide in 2022, including more than 39,000 early-career professionals. The top recruiting paths favored by students and early-career professionals are the various graduate programs offered by the Group and its Maisons. These programs, which are seen as powerful career accelerators, are designed to develop leadership skills and knowledge of different luxury industry sectors among new generations. Through these graduate programs, LVMH and its Maisons provide them with the resources needed to embark on a fulfilling career and become future leaders at LVMH.

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LVMH has been actively committed to encouraging young generations since the creation of the Group. LVMH was a pioneer in the luxury industry in 1991 when it launched the first luxury industry chair in partnership with a top international business school. Since then LVMH has developed a robust strategy, amplified by support and initiatives at its different Maisons. The Group provides concrete support to help next-generation talents craft their career  journey, hosting over 150 events in partnership with French business schools and universities (including HEC Paris, ESSEC, Sciences Po Paris, Institut Français de la Mode, EDHEC, CentraleSupélec, Ecole Polytechnique…).

This ongoing support in conjunction with partner schools is deployed within the framework of INSIDE LVMH, an omnichannel educational program that structures and consolidates this commitment. Created in March 2021, the free access INSIDE LVMH platform gives students and young people around the world access to a unique digital platform (www.insidelvmh.com) dedicated to luxury industry professions. It is designed to let them learn more about the luxury industry and take advantage of additional high-quality education led by experts from LVMH and outside the Group, helping them prepare for their careers. The platform – an outgrowth of the in-person INSIDE LVMH events introduced in 2016 – counted an impressive 150,000 registered users in May 2023.

With more than 50 hours of exclusive content presented by luxury experts – LVMH employees, HR specialists, leaders from the Group and its Maisons, as well as academics from top schools around the world – LVMH opens the doors to its six luxury business groups. In addition to this unique content, the platform also proposes training that enables participants to earn certification.  After completing a 30-hour course based on exclusive modules and case studies, learners are awarded the INSIDE LVMH Certificate.

Since its launching, 92,000 learners signed up for the two INSIDE LVMH certification classes, and 40,000 of them were awarded certificates. Registration for the first 2023 session closed on May 11, drawing 29,000 participants, reflecting strong interest from young people around the world.