LVMH has also announced it wants to hire 2,000 artisans and other craft specialists in Italy within the next three years. At the events, Chantal Gaemperle, EVP Human Resources and Synergies at LVMH, said that 10,000 artisanal job openings are unfilled every year in France, while the number rises to nearly 50,000 in Italy.

The “SHOW ME” events highlight the 80,000 employees of the 280 Métiers d’Excellence run by LVMH, in keeping with the group’s signed agreement last year to support and promote its vocational professions.

Chantal Gaemperle said: “Nothing could be more essential to LVMH than the Métiers d’Excellence. The success of all our fashion houses is built on this living heritage. It is vitally important that we encourage a shift in perceptions among younger generations concerning these exceptional professions, because they are truly meaningful and because they are perfect avenues to build excellent careers.”

In 2021 so far, 99% of apprentices in the Institut des Métiers d’Excellence (IME) program have received their diploma, while 91% received a certificate of excellence. There was a job placement rate of 75% in exceptional professions and 61% at the Group’s Maisons and their partners.