Global reach - regional and local impact

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.

Sika Business School - The best perspective on your career

The Sika Business School offers programs in management development and talent development. In 2016, 12 leadership programs were delivered for Senior Managers and future leaders, and 67 programs were implemented on a local level in local language in 26 countries. Sika also continues its partnership with the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne (Switzerland).

 

The Sika Business School also places particular emphasis on sales and marketing, offering courses for salesforce development. And many training courses on Sika's products and their applications take place regularly at local and regional level. Our expertise in advising customers is thus fostered worldwide.

Philippe Jost, Head Corporate HR

“The sustainable development of our employees is one of our main focuses, and will continue to be one of the most important key success factors for Sika.”

Ali Hakami, Area HR Manager - GCC Sika Saudi Arabia

"Our training programs allow us a unique opportunity to explore the critical issues facing managers within Sika GCC and have helped us develop solutions applicable to both our working and family lives."

The Five Pillars of Sika's Training Program

  • Development of Sika's Salesforce
    Supporting the implementation of Sika's focused growth strategy to a sales professional's work environment - one of the core competences.
  • Management Development
    Further target groups of Managers who demonstrate the requisite leadership skills and competencies to drive superior performance in support of Sika's culture.
  • Train-the-Trainer Approach
    Another crucial structural feature of the Sika Business School is the systematic “Train-the Trainer” approach. The Sika Business Schools 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.
  • Technical Trainings
    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.
  • E-Learning/Individual Learning
    All employees have the opportunity to take digital training modules using the SikaLearn online Platform.