19.5 years | Crane Operator, Stevedoring Services Limited

William Pickering works through holidays, weekends and spends long hours operating the cranes which serve as the heart of the dock operation. It all seems worth it watching him beam as he describes how his three children look up to him and his work, and are eager to come onto the dock to watch their dad and his fellow dock workers serve as the engine for Bermuda’s economy.

He understands though that to have an optimally run dock requires all hands on deck. He says, “Everybody’s job matters – As a crane operator I have to pay attention at all times, be cautious and careful – we all depend on each other to keep things running smoothly and safely – It’s like playing football you’ve got a full team and you have to use everybody in the team”