Return of the LVMH Les Métiers d’Excellence Tour!
With three times as many job openings at LVMH Maisons in 2023, the “You and ME” tour launched in Paris at the Palais Brongniart, sending a clear message to young people looking to start exciting careers in LVMH Métiers d’Excellence professions as well as those interested in reskilling. Olivier Klein, Minister of Cities and Housing, and Tony Parker, LVMH Métiers d’Excellence ambassador, joined Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President Human Resources and Synergies, in welcoming the large crowd present at the first event.
“Our highly trained professions are actively looking for new talent! The LVMH Maisons have enormous hiring needs across a wide range of industries, including retail, hotels, leather products, and jewellery. The initial release of “You and ME” in 2022 met with great success. With over 3,500 positions to be filled nationwide in 2023, we are now striking out once more to meet with both young people and people with reskilling plans throughout France. We aim to encourage people to pursue actual vocations in extremely lucrative fields of expertise. LVMH Group Executive Vice President Human Resources and Synergies Chantal Gaemperle remarked, “I’m beyond thrilled to have Tony Parker with us again this year as ambassador of the event.
“The Tony Parker Academy and LVMH’s Métiers d’Excellence both share a dedication to encouraging young people to pursue their passions and vocations. We hold similar values. The vast array of jobs available to young people is unknown to them. I adore reminding them that Tony Parker, the creator of the Tony Parker Academy, said, “If nobody laughs at your dreams, it’s because you’re not dreaming big enough.”
LVMH Maisons’ incredible savoir-faire was on full display for visitors as soon as they entered the space, due to workshops guided by skilled craftspeople who clearly loved what they did. In order to showcase the unique selling codes at the famed department store, Le Bon Marché staged a snakes and ladders game as Louis Vuitton showed the skill of producing trunks. Cheval Blanc Paris showcased extremely sophisticated arts de la table, and Celine invited visitors to try their hand at intricate tailoring stitches. Attendees had the opportunity to ask the craftspeople questions and get a first-hand look at some of the unusual techniques used. Virtual reality headsets allowed users to experience a day in the life of a baker at La Grande épicerie de Paris, a sales employee at Louis Vuitton, or a leatherworker at Moynat. All of these encounters are intended to arouse the kind of curiosity that enables individuals to envision themselves engaging in one of these extraordinary métiers.
Visitors had the option of participating in coaching workshops with LVMH Maisons human resources staff to proceed along the orientation path. The participants were inspired to advance their career goals by providing advice on how to write resumes, cover letters, and application materials as well as how to prepare for a job interview. Visitors were welcomed to a Job Dating zone at the conclusion of the tour, where several job offers were displayed on tablets, and they could drop off their resumes in a designated mailbox. “You & ME la Prépa,” a free online training course that enables individuals to learn more about the various métiers offered within the LVMH Group and prepare their application, is another new for this year’s edition.
Following the French dates, the “You and ME” fair will travel to three Italian towns, beginning on April 15 in Florence.