Training and development are of strategic importance for Sika. Global, regional and local programs have been designed to support the careers of our employees, and the introduction of the digital SikaLearn Platform for all training activities has enabled multi-channel accessibility to training modules.
The Pillars of Sika`s Training Programs
When you work for Sika, you are joining a global company which carefully cultivates its corporate culture. This culture is centered around the pioneering spirit, giving individuals the power to make decisions and grow both personally and professionally. In order to maintain our culture, we hire driven, enthusiastic employees and give them both the training and the freedom to experiment to develop themselves and their careers.
The Sika Business School and our digital SikaLearn Platform offer a range of programs and tools to support this. Both platforms are based on the Pillars stated below.
E-Learning & Individual Learning
We offer our employees professional digital services that complement traditional face-to-face learning via our online SikaLearn Platform. Our Digital Learning Team assists their internal clients to place their knowledge into appealing digital learning formats.
Development of Sika`s Sales Force
The Sika Business School offers sales training specific and relevant to our organization and our sales professionals. This supports the implementation of Sika's 2023 Corporate Strategy of Sustained Growth, Operations Excellence and Sustainability.
Sika invests in the development of its current and future managers who demonstrate the leadership skills and competencies to drive superior performance in support of Sika's culture. Sika leaders focus on driving change, unlocking potential, inspiring others and winning together.
Four Sika Academies: Contractors Academy, Concrete Academy, Industry Academy and Procurement Academy, transfer knowledge regarding technical information. The customer benefits from hands-on knowledge and from practical and theoretical workshops based on customer cases.
Another crucial structural feature of our training programs is the systematic “Train-the-Trainer” approach. Sika offers employees and external customers techniques on how to quickly convey the expertise of Sika's experts, including standards on how to develop and conduct trainings.
The Sika Business School - The best perspective for your career
The Sika Business School combines and integrates training activities on a Corporate, Regional and Country Specific Level. The programs address Sika`s global business ambitions, as well as customized country specific requirements. This allows us to not only think globally, but act locally in order to share and network together. Many programs delivered in the native language of the respective country.
For sales, we support both new and experienced sales professionals. For new or less experienced sales professionals, we offer our foundational program that addresses sales fundamentals and the Sika way of selling. For more experienced colleagues, we offer courses such as project management, key account management, customer interface, pricing, and pricing negotiations skills.
Other Sika Business School programs include management and leadership skills, presentations skills, and negotiations skills.
Sika also offers yearly subject-specific academies for its managers: The Sustainability Academy and the Operations Academy. These Academies offer an indepth insight into necessary skills, methods and practical examples regarding subject that we consider of vital importance to the future of Sika.