The event took place at the Manifattura Tabacchi in Florence where Métiers d’Excellence opened its new Italian office.

LVMH showcased the following achievements:

  • Presenting the “Excellent!” program to 1,531 students from middle schools
  • Taking the “You and ME” tour, which enables candidates to identify targeted training programs and job opportunities, to Florence, Novara and Padova with over 3,000 visitors
  • Training 730 apprentices in Italy.

Additionally, the organisation revealed that it has a record-breaking group of 422 new Métiers d’Excellence apprentices for the 2023-24 year. The 2022-23 group, meanwhile, had a diploma rate of 98% with 74% gaining a certificate of excellence and 71% going on to work in their field of training.

Among its plans for the future, LVMH aims to recruit more than 2,500 people into Métiers d’Excellence by the end of 2025.

Chantal Gaemperle, EVP Human Resources & Synergies at LVMH, said: “We were pioneers in the recognition of skilled trades with the creation of the Métiers d’Excellence Institute nearly 10 years ago. Today, our Métiers d’Excellence programs make us one of the world’s leading know-how transmission ecosystems.

“In Italy, new initiatives like the ‘You and ME Tour’ illustrate our long-term commitment to attract a new generation to our métiers. We expect to recruit over 2,500 people in savoir-faire professions in Italy over the next two years and we are delighted that more than 400 new apprentices will be trained by the Italian Métiers d’Excellence Institute this year.”