Berlin Social Academy
Make it last.
We provide people with the information they need to make the right decisions. Whether on our digital platforms, within our company or in dialogue with non-profit organisations: sharing knowledge is part of our culture.
Every employee at Scout24 has their individual strengths and skills. And we systematically encourage their development. We do this by supporting each other and by creating a positive working environment. As a data-driven company in a fast-paced competitive environment, we need to improve every day. To achieve this, we pursue continuous learning. And since offering information in a structured way is one of the things we do well, we have also pooled all the learning opportunities for our employees in a new online training platform: the Scout24Academy, which went online in September 2019.
It contains our full range of courses, including training from external providers, internal events on specific topics and more than 1,000 free online courses. Of course, the Scout24Academy is also available as an app. And because we also rely on the unique knowledge of each of our employees, all participants can create playlists with training content and join communities on specific topics.
A wealth of knowledge
online courses are available free of charge to our employees
Time for knowledge
hours was the average time Scout24 employees spent on trainings in 2019
‘The personal development of our employees is very important to us at Scout24. With the Scout24Academy, we are taking advanced training to the next level.’
But we do not keep our knowledge to ourselves. Far from it: we see knowledge transfer as an important aspect of social responsibility. And this commitment is deeply rooted in our corporate culture. We have been active at a local level at our company’s locations for many years. In Berlin, for example, we work intensively with non-profit organisations. In the course of these cooperation agreements, it dawned on us that aside from support from volunteers, social-benefit associations also need expertise in project management, fundraising, communication, marketing and social media.
rounds of the Berlin Social Academy have taken place so far
Knowledge for many
people have already taken Berlin Social Academy courses
So, in 2013, we launched the Berlin Social Academy – the business community’s first Berlin-wide cooperation project dedicated to supporting local civil society. The basic idea: non-profit organisations and social start-ups learn from businesses that offer their expertise pro bono. In 2019, the Berlin Social Academy’s sponsors included BearingPoint, B.Z., Capgemini, Scholz & Friends Reputation, Volkswagen and Zalando. Additional companies also support the Academy with experts.
‘If the Berlin Social Academy didn’t exist, it would have to be invented.’
The seventh edition of the Berlin Social Academy was held in 2019. And the numbers speak for themselves: 50 experts. 40 events. 800 participants. A total of 1,900 volunteers have already benefitted from the Berlin Social Academy since 2013. As far as State Secretary Sawsan Chebli is concerned, that’s reason enough for the State of Berlin to take on the patronage of this award-winning initiative: “If the Berlin Social Academy didn’t exist, it would have to be invented. It brings together companies and social institutions that would otherwise scarcely encounter each other in everyday life and thereby creates something from which everyone ultimately benefits: the companies themselves, the NGOs and – Berlin! Thank you for your valuable work. I am very pleased to support this project as a representative of the Senate of Berlin.”
Non-profit organisations and social start-ups learn from businesses.
We are delighted at the large number of companies providing speakers pro bono.
Make it substantial
Here you can download the complete Annual and Sustainability Report 2019 as a PDF file.