Second Career Initiative: Offering Work Experience Opportunities
Louis Vuitton Japan has provided an opportunity for an active athlete to proactively think about future career design in an effort to address the issue of "second careers for athletes", which has globally become a social concern in recent years.
In this initiative established in cooperation with Mito Hollyhock, a member of the Japan Professional Football League (J.League) Division 2 (J2), Louis Yamaguchi from J2 Mito Hollyhock participated in a two-day experience of sales support and customer service at the Louis Vuitton Tokyo Omotesando Store.
"Although this was my first job experience outside of the football world, working as a member of the Tokyo Omotesando Store allowed me to evolve both as a person and a professional. I realized that valuing every detail of customer service - warm welcome and interaction, product presentation, manners and behavior, and effective communication - can bring a positive impact. I was also inspired by how the team collectively demonstrates the ability to adapt, notice, observe, and take action. I hope to use what I learned from this experience to grow as a football player and team member, and to pursue a career that will allow me to contribute to local communities in the future. This work experience was full of learnings, and I am grateful for this opportunity" - Yamaguchi reflects on his experience.
Louis Vuitton Japan has recently started offering educational opportunities to professional athletes, including those in Mito Hollyhock, to help them proactively think about their future careers. In addition to supporting athletes who pursue their next career outside of sports, the Maison offers educational opportunities for those working in other fields and recruits diverse candidates with various potentials to help address the issue of second careers.