A Journey in Quarry Operations: An Interview with William Tallis 

In the heart of quarry operations, William, a young and ambitious quarry operative, provides unique insights into his role, career progression, and the unique work culture at Tillicoultry Quarries. 


Role Excellence: William’s proficiency as a quarry operative 


William excels as a Quarry Operative at Tillicoultry Quarries, showcasing proficiency in operating multiple machines and receiving specialised training in bridge-running different static plants. Notably, he stands out as the youngest team member, a testament to his early immersion and commitment to the industry. 


Work Environment at Tillicoultry Quarries: Opportunity to advance 


Reflecting on his time, William says he enjoys a lot of satisfaction from the hard work, and promising career progression opportunities available to him. The management’s culture of advancing individuals and enhancing skills is commended, evident in William’s significant career development in just a year and a half. 


Path to Tillicoultry Quarries: Job fair attendance 


William’s journey began at a job fair at 16, where he met his future manager, Russel Sinnot. Despite initially attending college, William found his current role through Indeed.com, influenced by the impactful impression of his manager during the job fair. 


Average Day at Tillicoultry Quarries: Reflecting on achievements 


William’s day starts at 6:00 am, involving flexible tasks like operating machines or running plants. Breaks and lunch provide regrouping opportunities, concluding the day with a discussion in the manager’s office to reflect on challenges and accomplishments. 


Team TQ: Camaraderie and job satisfaction 


William values camaraderie among colleagues, highlighting accessible management and a collaborative spirit contributing to job satisfaction. The emphasis on career development is a key factor. 


Career Development Aspirations: Beyond operative management 


Uncertain about becoming a quarry manager, William desires career progression beyond operative management, noting Tillicoultry Quarries has the support in place to allow employees to achieve their career goals. 


Encouragement for Future Talent: Join early, reap the benefits 


William encourages those considering a career at Tillicoultry Quarries to join as soon as possible, regretting not joining earlier. He highlights valuable transferable skills and the ethos of hard work paying off. 


Gratitude and Recognition: Acknowledging key staff 


In a note of gratitude, William acknowledges John McNab, Elaine Reid, and Matt Clark for their unwavering support and guidance. He emphasises their pivotal role in his personal and professional growth, and a great recognition of their contributions. 


Conclusion: Opportunities and support at Tillicoultry Quarries 


William’s journey stands as a testament to the opportunities and supportive environment the company provides. His experiences showcase the dynamic nature of quarry operations and Tillicoultry Quarries commitment to fostering individual growth within the industry.