Our people are an essential part of our success.
Aware that personnel are the beating heart of the company, we make it a top priority to train and develop them to be the best. We strive to keep our employees motivated and engaged in order to offer the highest quality service.
We are proud to have employees who celebrate 20+ years of loyal service, with our employee fidelity rate rising every year. This loyalty is an undeniable illustration of the positive work environment and Family spirit we strive to transmit to all our staff members.
Based on the Maison’s Diversity and Inclusion Policy, we are committed to ensuring that a diverse workforce is present, contributing to its success through various cultural backgrounds, gender, generations and experience. Our inclusion strategy is an important way to unlock the potential of our people by treating them equally as well as making them feel valued and respected.
In addition, workplace wellbeing is important to us at Chopard. We have developed a number of “Work-life balance” initiatives created specifically for personnel to address emotional health, social connectivity, positive attitude and many other themes.
The Scheufele Family recognises the importance of training future generations in order to ensure that the Chopard jewellery and watch-making traditions are upheld. Chopard created the first jewellery-training unit in 1980, followed by a dedicated watchmaking school in Fleurier.
Our apprenticeship programmes must be highly comprehensive in order to develop the necessary watch and jewellery professional skills. Each year the Maison trains about 40 apprentices in the following fields: jewellery, watchmaking, polymechanical, micromechanical and surface finishing.
The State of Geneva has recognized our efforts granting us the “Best Training Company Prize” in the “Applied Arts” category. Furthermore, two of our apprentices were recently rewarded by the State of Geneva for the best apprenticeship in jewellery and watchmaking.
Our world is continually evolving in terms of technological, regulatory, environmental and other external factors, so it only makes sense that employees evolve to reflect these changes, employees are required to constantly appraise their skills and capacities. Staff are trained in numerous operational, managerial, corporate sustainability, health & safety at work and other fields, as well as in a number of “Métiers d'Art” specialties, which are directed to the staff members working within the watchmaking and jewellery workshops and sharing their knowledge between different generations. Due to the nature of the rare savoir-faire and traditions associated to Chopard’s expertise, these on-job trainings very often constitute the only source of knowledge enhancement.