The business of luxury, which make the fame of France, to attract the young people fascinated by a sector in full boom: leather goods manufacturer, embroiderer, fashion designers... They all have in common? They shape of the precious materials and manufacture of exceptional products.
The French luxury, carried by its large houses and the artisans of art, has been exported to the worldwide: Usa, Middle East, China, Japan... This gem of the economy tri-color creates not less than 165000 direct and indirect jobs, for a turnover of almost 40 billion euros in 2014.
True ant work, the craft of luxury combines business, very diversified but all have this in common: the manufacturing of pieces of rare and often unique, fruit of a know-how of exception.
most of the businesses are all small structures, composed by an average of two employees.Your support is essential. Subscribe for $ 1 support Us
Some craftsmen decide to create their own shop, others work for providers, and make order from major brands in the sector. Finally, the large houses employ them as craftsmen, in the image of the workshop of haute joaillerie from Chanel, which opened its doors in December 2012.
"In the small workshops, the functions are more diverse, finds Lauriane Dubiez, assistant director of the art workshops of Paris. In the large houses, on the contrary, employees will have more specialized tasks, especially with larger volumes to produce."
Be motivated, otherwise nothing
wood, stone, leather, jewelry and textiles are the sectors with the most employees. They are home business very well known, in the image of the jeweler, the watchmaker, or the fine leather and other, much more rare, which lie at the heart of a historical heritage. Among them, the glove-maker or florist feather, which manufactures artificial flowers.
These professions are exercised in small workshops, were born for some in the Nineteenth century. A few have been bought by big groups such as Chanel. They recruit the dropper. On the side of big houses, hiring is also reduced.
form without the tray
The CAP (certificate of professional aptitude) to the output of the college of form in two years at one of the 80 specialties offered by professional colleges. The bac pro, reformed recently, is accessible also after the third and is done in three years. After a CAPE, the BMA (brevet des métiers d'art) can obtain a diploma of level bac, in 12 specialties of the area.
Degrees after the tray
It is possible to move towards career-focused, such as the DMA (diplôme des métiers d'art), as proposed in eight specialties. Since the general stream, it is essential to follow one year upgrade. Moreover, the BTS (patent of high level technician) offer also specialisations in item
in Addition to these professional qualifications, for certain schools of art, accessible after the bac, also offer training courses, just like universities, with professional licenses, or even masters.
Nearly 200 professions
On the website of the Inma (Institut national des métiers d'art), includes information on courses leading to 200 professionals from the sector.
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Each year, the institute organizes the european Days of crafts item, They will be held, this year, the 1, 2 and 3 April 2016 on the theme "actions of citizens". Three days, during which time the shops opened their doors to the public.