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WHO AND WHAT ARE SOLIDARITY OCCUPATIONAL GUILDS? Solidarity Guilds aim to make a real difference in the professional community by connecting people within a particular profession and making them part of a community. We give every employee the opportunity to become collectively involved in the preservation, expansion and sustainability of their particular occupation. Common values give every guild member something to believe in, as well as a platform for ploughing back and sharing knowledge through networking opportunities, job creation or mentorship.

Traditionally, people belonging to guilds were proud people who guarded their work jealously. Everyone in the guild pursued excellence and wanted to become masters of their trades. The Solidarity Occupational Guild is also a refuge for professional people, and in uncertain economic and political times it provides a haven within their career field.

Guildmembers are members of Solidarity, which gives them access to additional benefits unique to the specific occupational guild for that particular profession.
10 REASONS WHY THE GUILD IS YOUR PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY

1Join hands to ensure changes take place in the profession

Stand together, as a collective group, against issues that impact on occupational safety and the industry.

2Grow your career

Share your knowledge and skills by registering as a mentor, or by participating in personal development programmes made available by the guild.

3Acquire prestige

Guild members are proud to be part of the occupational community, and they are ambitious and want to develop themselves. Guild members have high ethical values, are hardworking and loyal to their profession.

4Access to research and information

Your guild webpage and newsletter contains interesting articles and research to keep you abreast of news in your profession.

5Improve your knowledge

Where applicable, get CPD points by attending seminars and training programmes at S-Leer, or continue your studies at Sol-Tech or Akademia. E-learning modules are available online.

6Be inspired

Improve your knowledge and skills by attending training and development programmes. Partake in discussions that influence the industry.

7Make your mark

Get involved and give your support in finding solutions for industry-specific problems. Innovation and unique ideas are encouraged.

8Share challenges and successes

Network with other individuals in your career field, support each other or be a mentor for young people who want to enter the profession. Learn from other experts in your profession.

9Expand your network

The guild is an occupational community where we support and help each other. Get assistance, advice and support from people who understand the challenges you are faced with.

10Ploughing back

Make a difference in the life of a young person who wants to enter the profession by supporting one of Solidarity's study funds, or take a young person under your wing by providing training and holiday jobs.