A BTEC qualification could be the first step to your dream career. These volunteers earned their certificate with us, and went on to do amazing things. Take a look what they've managed to achieve.
Adam volunteered with Frontier for 6 months, and then became a staff member in Tanzania. Without ever gaining a first degree, he gained a place on the prestigious Conservation Biology Masters course at the University of Kent at Canterbury, on the condition of gaining the BTEC qualification. During his course he has used many of the skills learnt with Frontier.
David's BTEC, gained on his marine expedition to Madagascar, was excellent preparation for his Tropical Coastal Management Masters course at Newcastle University. The qualification proved he had substantial fieldwork experience and a real insight into tropical marine conservation, and it helped seal his application for full funding.
Albert Ntemi Sallu was the first Tanzanian to study the Frontier Tropical Habitat Conservation BTEC. At the time he was a Forestry Officer working for the Forestry and Beekeeping Division (Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism). He worked with Frontier-Tanzania to conduct biodiversity surveys of all forest reserves in the East Usambara mountains, part of the Eastern Arc hotspot.
Over 6 years with Frontier, Albert gained an in-depth knowledge of the flora, especially tree species, of the East Usambara forest reserves. He was the principal botanical collector and has had new tree species (to science) named after him. He has also worked for Frontier in the coastal forests and Kilombero Valley.
An article "Traditional uses of forest resources", taken from Albert's BTEC project was published in Tanzania Wildlife Magazine.
Nuhu Daniel, a local Tanzanian Field Assistant/Liaison Officer, recently achieved a distinction for his BTEC portfolio which included an assessment of the effect of the age of teak plantations on the abundance and diversity of terrestrial invertebrates. After working for Frontier for a year Nuhu is now going on to work with the Wildlife Conservation Society in Tanzania.