Our people are an essential part of our success. Aware that its employees are the beating heart of the company, Chopard has made 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 have celebrated 20+ years of loyal service, with an employee fidelity rate rising every year. This loyalty is an undeniable illustration of the positive work environment and Family spirit we strive to share with all our staff members.
Based on Chopard’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 of unlocking our employees' potential by treating them equally as well as making them feel valued and respected.
In addition, workplace wellbeing is important to us at Chopard. Chopard tackles emotional and mental health, social connectivity, positive attitude and many other themes through a number of “Work-life balance” initiatives developed specifically for our employees.
The Scheufele Family has always recognized the importance of supporting Chopard's watch and jewelry-making traditions and thus, of training future generations. Chopard created the first jewelry-training unit in 1980, followed by a dedicated watchmaking school in Fleurier.
Chopard opts for highly comprehensive apprenticeship programs in order to develop the necessary watch and jewelry professional skills. Each year the Maison trains about 40 apprentices in the following fields: jewelry, watchmaking, polymechanical, micromechanical and surface finishing.
The State of Geneva has recognized our efforts by 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 jewelry and watchmaking.
Our world is continually evolving in terms of technological, regulatory, environmental and other external factors. For this reason, it is logical that employees evolve to reflect these changes, requiring them to constantly assess their skills and capacities. Chopard trains its employees in operations, management, corporate sustainability, workplace health and safety and other fields as well as in a number of “Métiers ‘d'Art” specialties directed at staff members working within the watchmaking and jewelry workshops where knowledge is shared between different generations. Due to the nature of the rare savoir-faire and traditions associated with Chopard's expertise, this on-the-job training very often constitutes the only source of knowledge enhancement.