LVMH has launched INSIDE LVMH Program, a groundbreaking program for students from 50 leading partner schools and universities in Europe, as well as interns working within the Group. Built around a digital platform, the program gives these young talents a deeper understanding of the strategic challenges in luxury, and an opportunity to propose solutions by working on the subject “Imagine the Luxury Experience of Tomorrow”. The top students will have a chance to join the 6,500 interns and 1,000 young graduates recruited each year by the Group and its Maisons around the world. On Thursday 3 May, to conclude the INSIDE LVMH Program, 200 students from 50 universities will be invited to compare their vision of the luxury experience of tomorrow with that of executives from LVMH and its Maisons at Group headquarters in Paris.
4,500 young talents have joined the INSIDE LVMH program, which is open to students in engineering, business, creative and design and technology courses at schools in six European countries (France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany), as well as interns and students in work/study programs within the Group. Designed in close collaboration with its professor-ambassadors, INSIDE LVMH Program enables the Group to position itself as a preferred employer while preparing and recruiting the next generations of managers and leaders at LVMH. By bridging the university and business environments with a 360° immersion into the LVMH Group, the program brings participants a better understanding of the luxury industry.
“Given our ambitious recruitment goals, we have designed the INSIDE LVMH Program to be a stepping stone between the academic world where the young talent is being nurtured, and the professional world. At LVMH, we believe that people make the difference, so we are delighted to be able to offer them a unique opportunity to discover the various aspects of our Group, and to imagine themselves joining our Maisons’ teams.” Chantal Gaemperle, Group EVP Human Resources & Synergies, LVMH.
The program revolves around a four-month digital immersion behind the scenes at the LVMH Group where students discover key skillsets in the luxury industry: Design & Creation, Brand Management, Supply Chain & Manufacturing, Digital Transformation & Entrepreneurship and Customer Excellence. A series of 50 short videos have been produced to guide the students “Inside”. These educational videos were created in collaboration with professors from prestigious schools (including Central Saint Martins, Bocconi University, HEC, ESSEC, CentraleSupélec and the Institut Français de la Mode), and joined by first person accounts from managers at over 20 LVMH Maisons.
Students are also invited to work as part of teams to imagine and develop their vision of the luxury experience of tomorrow, guided by professor-ambassadors from their school and by LVMH managers involved in the program. The 200 students with the most compelling ideas will present their concept to a Jury comprising executives from LVMH Maisons and members of the LVMH Executive Committee on May 3, 2018 in Paris. Following the program, the top students will be invited to join LVMH Maisons.
With this major initiative, LVMH is strengthening its relations with top European schools and universities and creating a pool of young talents for recruitment of the next generations of managers and leaders within LVMH Maisons.