French students name L’Oréal as the 3rd Most Attractive Employer in France Careers

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Clichy, 4th April 2017- In the Universum ranking of ‘The Most Attractive Employers’ revealed this week, L’Oréal is proud to be named the 3rd most attractive company French business school students desire to work for.

To conduct this study, Universum reached out to over 41 329 young graduates from Commercial, Management and Engineering schools and universities in France between end of October 2016 to end of February 2017. The information gathered reveals the expectations of prospective graduates and the values they look for when looking for a job and applying to a company.

In the context of economic uncertainty, young people look for reassurance and innovation from their future employers. “If L’Oréal continues to stay ahead of the game, it’s because it combines solidity and innovation. The Group is at the cutting edge of Beauty Tech, is a pioneer of ‘Social Beauty’ and empowers its employees to invent the future of beauty,” explains Carole Pasco-Domergue, Employer Branding Director at L’Oréal.

Another key asset is the entrepreneurial spirit which lies at the heart of the Group’s culture: “The possibility to create an impact, and the individual power to change things are core values of the L’Oréal model. These are also values highly sought after by the younger generation, as shown otherwise in their desire to join smaller companies and startups,” shares Emilie Duquenne, Recruitment Director for L’Oréal France. “We are even happier that this attractivity translates into job applications, as is reflected in over 500 permanent contracts made each year in France.”

Lastly, the Universum rankings for 2017 show a rise in attractivity from engineers. The Group has risen from 13th to 12th place within the population of engineers, who this year recognise L’Oréal as the most engaged company in terms of gender equality.

Read more about the Universum rankings of the most attractive employers here:

About L’Oréal

For more than a century, L’Oréal has devoted itself solely to one business: beauty. With a portfolio of over 34 diverse and complementary brands, the Group achieved a consolidated turnover of 25.8 billion euros with 89,300 employees worldwide in 2016. As the global leader in beauty, L’Oréal is present in all distribution circuits: the mass consumer market, supermarkets, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel retail, boutiques and e- commerce. L’Oréal relies on the excellence of Research and Innovation and its 2,870 researchers to meet the aspirations of beauty in the world. Through its ‘Sharing Beauty for All’ program, L’Oréal commits to sustainable development throughout its value chain with ambitious engagements in a 2020 vision.

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