Tales From the Trenches: “I’m a Father and Husband First and Foremost”

EIT student Peter Bramall gives us insight into his life as a busy Queensland Father and engineer at Rio Tinto, in this instalment of ‘Tales from the trenches’. 
As an education provider, we believe it is important to give you insight into the lives of the diverse group of engineers and technicians that are studying with EIT, as well as being parents, partners, brothers, sisters, colleagues, and friends. Our lifestyles have left us time-poor and thus, many of us could not imagine going back to school or studying without our current balance of family, friends, work, or mortgages suffering or dismantling entirely under the added strain. Not to mention when unexpected life events are inevitably thrown into the mix – sickness, accidents or the like. 
Despite this we believe in engineering and technical education that is accessible to everyone. EIT is committed to providing those who otherwise might miss out, the educational opportunities such as professional development and qualifications that lead to increased job prospects, career advancement, and the opportunity to move into a new field or industry. For some, the resulting gain of personal and professional fulfilment is invaluable.  
Peter Bramall is one such student that has found the flexibility and convenience of EIT’s Advanced Diploma of Mechanical Engineering Technology fits nicely into his lifestyle. EIT student and Maintenance Shutdown Supervisor of an alumina refinery, discusses balancing his work and family life while studying with EIT in the video below.