The event highlights the work of the group’s Métiers d’Excellence training program, which recruited over 8,000 people in 2022. LVMH said that 3,000 positions at its houses will be filled through the program by the end of 2024.

The company also celebrated its Excellent! outreach program, which taught more than 1,600 middle school students in France, Italy and Spain about artisan professions within the LVMH Group.

In the 2022 school year, LVMH noted that it welcomed 450 new apprentices at its Institut des Métiers d’Excellence across France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Japan, Germany and the United States.

Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Executive Vice President Human Resources and Synergies, said: “At a time when the luxury industry is experiencing shortages of personnel in certain craftsmanship, sales or hospitality professions, it is absolutely essential to promote career opportunities in our 280 Métiers d’Excellence among young generations.

“When we created the Institut des Métiers d’Excellence LVMH back in 2014, we were already committed to offer training designed to enhance the employability of apprentices, regardless of their initial qualifications. Today we are nurturing a virtuous circle of initiatives to consolidate the talent pool that is indispensable to preserving our uniquely skilled métiers, engaging with all generations.”