Internships, apprenticeships and VIE
LVMH is a stimulating organization and offers career perspectives within an ecosystem of 75 exceptional Houses in Europe, the United States and Asia.
Internships, apprenticeships and VIE (international business volunteering) are part of its pre-hire approach. These are opportunities for students to acquire significant professional experience in the high-quality goods sector, while putting their theoretical knowledge into practice.
Interns, apprentices and young graduates are quickly given responsibilities and benefit from hands-on managers with high standards. These high standards measure up to the exceptional character of the Group and its Houses, for which we are looking for pragmatic, rigorous, creative and passionate profiles.
When the mission has been completed, an internship review is carried out. This is an opportunity to take stock of the intern’s professional plans and to prepare the ground for possible future employment.
The LVMH group attends company forums at the many higher education institutes to promote its internship, apprenticeship and VIE offers or its new graduate openings. It fosters special relationships with universities, schools and prestigious MBA programs, in France and overseas:
The LVMH group has also developed close partnerships with some establishments:
- ESSEC: LVMH Chair, the longest-standing program worldwide specifically dedicated to luxury brand management ; “Savoir-Faire d’exception” chair launched in 2016
- HEC Paris: LVMH “General Management and Retail Excellence” chair launched in 2016
- Bocconi University: LVMH Associate Professorship in Fashion and Luxury Management
- CEMS: block seminar, business projects, skills seminars for international students
- CentraleSupélec: Supply Chain chair partly sponsored by LVMH
- Singapore Management University: LVMH-SMU Asia Luxury Brand Research Initiative
- Central Saint Martins: design projects, internships, collaborations
- Parsons: executive training, joint educational programs, custom-tailored recruitment events
- MBA programs: collaborations with INSEAD, Harvard Business School, London Business School, Wharton School, Stanford
LVMH, employer of choice
In 2019, LVMH has been chosen for preferred employer among students of French business schools, yet again, the main studies focusing on company attractiveness placed LVMH in first position.
LVMH has consolidated its position as the preferred employer among students of French business schools in the latest Universum ranking. The Group’s No. 1 position is a sign of recognition of the exceptional attractiveness of LVMH and its Maisons.
L’Institut des Métiers d’Excellence
In 2014, LVMH created the “Institut des Métiers d’Excellence” (IME), a professional training program that enables the Group to ensure the transmission of its know-how while enhancing the value of the craftsmanship, creation/design and sales sector to the younger generations. The IME provides diploma courses through paid work-study contracts within the Group’s companies.
For each training course, students benefit from a curriculum that combines technical and theoretical instruction at school, experience in the workshops of the Group’s various companies and meetings with master craftsmen and creators of the Group.
Today, the IME offers 18 training courses in France, Switzerland and Italy. Since its creation, it has trained nearly 300 young people. With a success rate of 96% in 2017 and a placement rate of nearly 90% – two-thirds of which within the Group’s Houses – the IME has raised the objective it set itself when it was launched: to develop the employability of the younger generations while ensuring the transmission of the know-how dear to the Group’s Houses.
The Group’s Houses, partners of the IME, are Berluti, Bulgari, Céline, Chaumet, Christian Dior Couture, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Fred, Givenchy, Guerlain, Hennessy, Hublot, Kenzo, La Grande Epicerie, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, Loewe, Loro Piana, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Make Up For Ever, Moët & Chandon, Moynat, Parfums Christian Dior, Parfums Givenchy, Sephora, TAG Heuer, Veuve Clicquot and Zenith.
The Institut des Métiers d’Excellence is the only training programme that partners with reference schools to award a diploma recognised by the State and to promote young people’s access to employment by promoting work-linked training in the fields of craftsmanship, creation/design and sales.