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The IME currently offers 31 different courses – 29 of them with a work/study format – in France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.
The graduation rate in 2020 was 97% and the cumulative placement rate from 2014 was 78% in either the métiers learned or ongoing training to perfect skills. 57% of graduates have found positions with LVMH Maisons or its external partners.
The LVMH Maisons that are IME partners are Berluti, Bvlgari, Celine, Chaumet, Christian Dior Couture, COVA, DFS, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Fred, Givenchy, Givenchy Parfums, Guerlain, Hennessy, Hublot, Kenzo, La Grande Épicerie de Paris, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, La Samaritaine, Loewe, Loro Piana, Louis Vuitton, LVMH Recherche, Make Up For Ever, Marc Jacobs, Moët & Chandon, Moynat, Parfums Christian Dior, Rimowa, Rossimoda, Sephora, Starboard Cruise Services, TAG Heuer, Veuve Clicquot and Zenith.
The creation of the LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence centered on several key objectives:
PROMOTE, PRESERVE AND PASS ON OUR UNIQUE SAVOIR-FAIRE
Unique in the luxury industry, the LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence is a vocational training program with a work/study program designed with prestigious schools selected for the quality of their teaching and official recognition of the degrees their students earn.
In each training course students take both technical and theoretical courses at partner schools, combined with on-the-job experience at LVMH Maisons, working under paid apprenticeship contracts.
The IME courses also include foreign language training, meetings with artisans, experts and designers and tours of workshops or stores as part of Master Classes.
The IME promotes, transmits and valorizes savoir-faire unique to the luxury industry in craft métiers, as well as sales and creative professions. It enables recruitment and training of young people, including those without prior qualifications or who are seeking a new vocation, while remaining fully consistent with our demanding standards. The program offers some young people a second chance with a work/study format that enables tuition-free education that is practical and concrete, enabling them to earn vocational certificates or degrees. This training facilitates recruitment by the LVMH Group, its external partners or companies in the different specialized professions involved.
PROMOTING EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
Within the scope of its policy supporting equal opportunity, LVMH pursues initiatives to promote the IME and its vocational training offer, in particular among young people, job seekers and citizens in underserved neighborhoods. This outreach effort helps recruit students for the upcoming school year.
Each year LVMH hosts the IME Village jobs fair in the Paris suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois in order to engage with and attract talents among people who might not be aware of such opportunities or simply do not believe that they might qualify.
Through this initiative LVMH promotes a workforce at its Maisons with diverse backgrounds and cultures and fulfills a role as a responsible employer, while ensuring consistency with the Group’s high standards and selection objectives.