Les Métiers d’Excellence LVMH back on tour!
© Marie Flament
The Métiers d’Excellence de LVMH is back on tour, visiting cities across France (Paris, Reims, Orléans*, Lyon and Clichy-sous-Bois) to meet future talented employees, engaging with middle school, high school and university students, as well as people interested in reskilling opportunities. This annual recruiting event for uniquely skilled Métiers d’Excellence at LVMH in Creative, Craft and Client Experience professions enables people to discover the broad range of training programs available, from work/study programs to internships, as well as current job offers in over 30 professions, from stylist and clothes designers to leathergoods artisan and sales advisor.
First stop: Paris, Palais Brongniart – February 15
The “You and ME” tour kicked off in Paris at the Palais Brongniart, with three times as many job offers in 2023 at LVMH Maisons, sending a strong signal to young people eager to begin exciting careers in LVMH Métiers d’Excellence professions, as well as those interested in reskilling. Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President Human Resources and Synergies, welcomed the numerous attendees at the inaugural event, joined by Olivier Klein, Minister of Cities and Housing, and LVMH Métiers d’Excellence ambassador Tony Parker.
“Our uniquely-skilled métiers are actively seeking future talents! LVMH Maisons have huge recruiting needs in everything from leather goods and jewelry to retail, hotels and much more. The first edition of “You and ME” in 2022 was a tremendous success. Now we’re setting out again to connect with both young generations and people with reskilling plans throughout France, offering over 3,500 jobs to be filled in 2023 across the country. We want to inspire true vocations in highly-skilled métiers that promise wonderful careers. I’m absolutely delighted to have Tony Parker with us again this year as ambassador of the event,” said Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President Human Resources and Synergies.
“The Tony Parker Academy and LVMH’s Métiers d’Excellence share a commitment to inspiring vocations and passion among young people. We share the same values. Young people have no idea of the many different professions that are open to them. I love telling them: “If nobody laughs at your dreams, it’s because you’re not dreaming big enough!” emphasized Tony Parker, founder of the Tony Parker Academy.
Upon entering the venue, visitors took a deep dive into the amazing savoir-faire practiced at LVMH Maisons, thanks to workshops led by artisans with a tangible passion for their métiers. Louis Vuitton demonstrated the craft of trunkmaking, while Le Bon Marché hosted a snakes and ladders game to show the distinctive selling codes at the renowned department store. Celine invited people to try their hand at complex stitches executed to tailor a garment, and Cheval Blanc Paris presented ultra-refined arts de la table’. These demonstrations provided attendees with a firsthand look at some of the unique skills practiced, including a chance to put questions to the craftspeople. There were also virtual reality headsets to experience a day in the life of a leatherworker at Moynat, a sales associate at Louis Vuitton, or a baker at La Grande Épicerie de Paris. All these experiences are designed to spark the kind of curiosity that lets people imagine themselves practicing one of these exceptional métiers.
To continue further along the orientation path, visitors were able to take part in coaching workshops with human resources teams from LVMH Maisons. With tips on writing résumés and application letters, as well as prepping for a job interview, participants were encouraged to take their vocational plans to the next level. At the end of the visit, attendees were invited to a Job Dating corner with numerous job offers featured on tablets, where they could leave their résumé in a special mailbox. Another innovation for this year’s edition is “You & ME la Prépa”, a free online training course that lets people learn more about the many métiers available across the LVMH Group and prepare their application.
Following the French dates, the “You and ME” fair will visit three cities in Italy, starting with Florence on April 15th.
Second stop: Reims, Hôtel de Ville – March 3
LVMH’s Métiers d’Excellence visited Reims, continuing this year’s tour of French cities to engage with future talented employees. Alexandre Boquel, Director of LVMH Métiers d’Excellence was joined on this second stop by Arnaud Robinet, Mayor of Reims, as well as Michelin-starred chef Philippe Mille and Krug CEO Manuel Reman. For the second consecutive year, the vocational and jobs fair visited Reims and the Champagne region, home to many LVMH Maisons. Nearly 300 jobs across the Group are being offered in the area this year. From cellar master and winegrower to oenologist, the different skilled métiers were presented by staff from LVMH Maisons, who demonstrated their know-how for attendees. Representatives from Louis Vuitton, Veuve Clicquot, Moët & Chandon, Ruinart and Cheval Blanc, as well as Chef Philippe Mille’s restaurant Domaine les Crayères, all shared their experience, offering guidance for the many visitors eager to find a passionate vocation to either begin their career or reskill.
Third stop: Orléans – 7 mars
* Due to planned nationwide work stoppages on March 7 and disruptions to public transportation, the Orléans stop has been cancelled.
Fourth stop: Clichy-sous-Bois, Gymnase Armand Desmet – March 15
Clichy-sous-Bois, the penultimate stop on this year’s LVMH Métiers d’Excellence tour, hosted the traveling vocational and jobs fair at the Gymnase Armand Desmet. LVMH has over many years forged a close relationship with the city in the Seine-Saint-Denis district at the northern edge of Paris, promoting equal opportunity and employability. Clichy-sous-Bois mayor Samira Bouhout Tayebi welcomed visitors and saluted this long-term engagement by LVMH, which has enabled a significant number of local residents to pursue a promising vocational path. The many middle school, high school and university students on hand discovered a variety of métiers thanks to workshops organized by teams from Cheval Blanc, Givenchy, Guerlain, Louis Vuitton, LVMH Client Services, LVMH Recherche and Moët Hennessy. The HR coaching space also enabled them to learn helpful techniques for attending job interviews or writing résumés. Another space was reserved for personal conversations with HR recruiters, letting both students and adults interested in reskilling look more closely at career opportunities in the many métiers characterized by exceptional savoir-faire.
Fifth stop: Lyon, Palais de la Bourse – March 29
Lyon, the final stop on the 2023 You & Me tour, welcomed the traveling vocational and recruiting fair for the first time. The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region is a historic cradle of many traditional craft skills. Tony Parker, the ambassador of the event and founder of the Tony Parker Adequat Academy, was on hand to wrap up this grand tour of France, which kicked off in Paris. The LVMH Group took advantage of this last stop to announce a new partnership between the Institut des Métiers d’Excellence LVMH, the Haute École de Joaillerie (HEJ) jewelry school in Lyon and Maison Dior. A new vocational degree in jewelry making is being launched and future members of the first cohort will pursue part of their work/study cursus at the Dior high-jewelry atelier in the Lyon region. Another partnership was also announced between the Institut des Métiers d’Excellence, several LVMH Group watchmaking Maisons and the Edgar Faure de Morteau high school in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. Hublot, Bulgari, TAG Heuer and Zenith will all welcome future interns. In addition to these key partnerships for the Group’s talent pipeline, members of the public were treated to demonstrations of savoir-faire by teams from Hôtels Cheval Blanc, Dior, Parfums Christian Dior, Hublot, Louis Vuitton, LVMH Recherche and Sephora. The Lyon stop of the tour was also a chance to launch a special educational alliance between the Institut des Métiers d’Excellence LVMH and the Tony Parker Adequat Academy, which will bring together some of their students to share their experience during a sports team-building event.
Over 3,500 job offers (work/study and internship contracts, as well as fixed-term and permanent employment contracts) are available at LVMH and its Maisons in France in craft, creative and customer experience skills.
For more information please visit: youandme.lvmh.com