Each year the Universum consulting firm conducts a survey of students to
gauge their professional aspirations and motivations, along with the criteria
against which they measure the most attractive employers and companies.
Over 35,000 students from French universities, business and engineering schools took part in the latest Universum survey, conducted between October 2020 and the end of February 2021. For the 16th consecutive year LVMH was ranked first among students at business schools. This result reflects the strong appeal of the LVMH Group and its Maisons among the next generation of talents, as well as a strong commitment to supporting both students and early-career professionals during a challenging year.
The Universum 2020 ranking – based on a survey of over 35,000 students at
169 universities in France – measures the attractiveness of French companies. Students from business schools have ranked LVMH as their employer of choice for the past 16 years. Among students studying engineering or IT, LVMH figures among the top 20 most attractive companies, ranking 18th, This result is the fruit of efforts by the Group and its Maisons and their teams to inspire and support the coming generation of talents.
Against the backdrop of the crisis sparked by the global pandemic, the
LVMH Group has adapted to remain engaged with students and support them during this period of uncertainty, notably through numerous partnerships with schools and universities around the world. Throughout last year, more than 4,800 interns and apprentices joined LVMH or one of its Maisons, along with 855 recent graduates.
Some 110 events were organized in 2020 and 25 since January 2021, welcoming over 5,000 students worldwide. Véronique Courtois (CEO of Guerlain), Lisa Attia (CEO of Moynat), Pietro Beccari (CEO of Christian Dior Couture), Damien Bertrand (Managing Director of Christian Dior Couture), Serge Brunschwig (CEO of Fendi) and others have shared their personal experiences with future talents.
LVMH has also introduced ambitious programs for students. In January and February, LVMH launched “DISCOVER LVMH”, giving students from around the world a chance to ask their questions about careers at LVMH, which were answered by 17 early-career professionals based in Europe, the United States and China.
Launched in March of this year, the INSIDE LVMH platform gives students access to exclusive content and events as executives from different Maisons and their teams share their day-to-day activities, along with insights into the challenges of the luxury industry for a deep dive into the world of LVMH.
For Chinese students, the INSIDE LVMH China edition offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Group’s activities in the country via a WeChat mini program. What’s more, tours of stores have welcomed 600 students in 11 Chinese cities, giving them a chance to discover retail careers. Three hundred of them will be offered internship positions within the LVMH Group.
A host of other initiatives target students and recent graduates as well. In France, LVMH supports the 1Jeune1Solutíon platform introduced by the French government, posting all internships available across the Group. Another online event called Start Your Journey With LVMH kicked off at the beginning of 2021 in partnership with eight French business schools, putting LVMH managers and HR specialists in touch with students to promote internship opportunities. And LVMH is hosting its online Village des Métiers d’Excellence Vocational training fair until April 30. The platform presents more than 30 training programs in creative, craft and retail professions and proposes more than 400 work/study contracts for the fall 2021 session.
By multiplying initiatives to connect with and support young people facing serious challenges due to the crisis, LVMH underlines its commitment to helping new generations join the workforce and to equal opportunity, encouraging future to help meet the challenges of the luxury industry.