You & ME, the LVMH traveling vocational orientation and recruitment event, is back on tour, proposing some 3,500 employment opportunities in “Métiers d’Excellence”, spanning creative, craft and client experience skills.
Launched in 2022 at Clichy-sous-bois, this initiative is designed to develop the employability of both young people and reskilling candidates in an array of skilled professions, from couturier and leather artisan to sales advisor. The tour will visit five cities in France from January 31 to March 27, followed by three Italian cities from April 5 to May 7, presenting 280 highly-skilled métiers and LVMH’s dynamic recruiting campaign.
First stop Paris – Carreau du Temple – January 31st
The You & ME tour kicked off at the Carreau du Temple in Paris, gathering more than 3000 visitors and attended by Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President Human Resources and Synergies, Aurore Bergé, Junior Minister for Gender Equality and Combating Discrimination, Ouissem Belgacem, representing the association Le Refuge, and Tony Parker, ambassador of the tour.
“ I’m thrilled to be working with the Métiers d’Excellence and have a chance to tell young people that, if they are motivated and ready to work hard, they can realize their dreams and pursue a career with LVMH,” said Tony Parker, founder of the Tony Parker Adequat Academy and ambassador of the tour.
Visitors are invited to discover the LVMH Group’s impressive range of Métiers d’Excellence, some widely recognized, others less well-known, and learn more about the multitude of work/study programs, internships, and temporary or permanent job opportunities available. Three interactive and educational Louis Vuitton trunk installations spark curiosity right from the entrance. They present the world of leather goods around the Louis Vuitton Sac Coussin bag, watchmaking through the Hublot Big Bang Unico timepiece, and jewelry with Tiffany & Co.’s The Bird on a Rock brooch. Fact sheets detail the training programs and métiers associated with these products, and visitors can scan a QR code to take a video tour or listen to first-person stories.
Along the way, 16 trade workshops, staffed by apprentices and trade experts, welcome participants for genuine discussions and hands-on application of know-how in participative workshops They include an introduction to embroidery with Dior Couture, exploring the customer experience at Givenchy, discovering the profession of personal shopper at Le Bon Marché, how to write in chocolate using a pastry bag with La Grande Épicerie, or the art of pastry with a virtuoso from Cheval Blanc. Meeting the apprentices and artisans is a chance to discover remarkable savoir-faire firsthand alongside experts. There are also virtual reality headsets for an immersion into the daily activities that characterize a dozen skilled métiers, including a day in the lives of a jeweler at Christian Dior, a leather goods prototype maker at Fendi, a sales advisor at Louis Vuitton or a sommelier at Belmond.
Coaching workshops organized by human resources teams from LVMH Maisons provide concrete vocational and career guidance during coaching workshops. Presentations help people move forward towards their career objectives, offering tips on writing a resume or application letter, or how to prepare for a job interview, for example. At the end of the visit, the Perspectives area details the numerous job openings available on tablets, enabling people to apply directly at the event. Many LVMH human resources specialists are attending tour events to make it easy for people to submit a resume in person. Last but not least, the “You & ME Challenge” is an opportunity for visitors to test their knowledge and win an opportunity within a LVMH house related to the Professions of Excellence
“The You & ME tour targets both young people and reskilling candidates. With 25 participating Maisons, we are engaging directly with our future talents to tell them about these amazing Métiers d’Excellence and guide them in choosing an inspiring career. We propose personalized coaching from our HR recruiters, plus an online space where anyone can prepare for an interview and apply for the latest job offers in our six business sectors. We’re absolutely delighted to once again enjoy invaluable support from Tony Parker, the ambassador of this event,” said Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President Human Resources and Synergies.
Second stop: Orléans – Centre des Conférences – February 15
The Orléans conference center was the venue for the second stop on LVMH’s You & ME tour.
Around 1030 participants were on hand to discover LVMH’s Métiers d’Excellence, represented by seven different Maisons.
Orléans Deputy Mayor Luc Nantier joined LVMH General Secretary Marc-Antoine Jamet and LVMH Métiers d’Excellence Director Alexandre Bocquel to welcome middle and secondary school students, as well as people interested in retraining opportunities.
The agenda for the day included a deep dive into our specialized expertise as LVMH Recherche, Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain, Dior Couture and Louis Vuitton hosted six Craft and Creativity workshops. The workshops centered on makeup and beauty care, as well as techniques for decorating bottles, plus couture and leather craftsmanship. Louis Vuitton and Parfums Christian Dior also shared an inside look with visitors at the essential retail skills required in the luxury and makeup sectors.
Participants were able to speak with representatives from our partner schools and HR teams from LVMH Maisons, who shared important tips on how to get started to embark on fulfilling careers.
To register for one of the upcoming tour stops, visit youandme.lvmh.com.