Meet the Team
John Wiles – Head of Priory Training
Having spent 15 years in the Royal Air Force as an aircraft engineer, maintaining front line combat aircraft, John decided to retrain and became a qualified Business and ICT teacher in 2002. He has a wealth of experience in vocational qualifications and became an external verifier and latterly a standards verifier for a well-known awarding body. Passionate for ensuring learners from all backgrounds succeed, John was instrumental in pioneering a programme of study for learners from disadvantaged backgrounds with the Jon Egging Trust, a charity for which he is now a trustee.
Likes: Football and Travel
Dislikes: Celery, Marmite, Cooking and Traffic Jams
Hobbies: Golf and DIY
Favourite Artist/Band: Ludovico Einaudi
Favourite Holiday: Portugal and New York
Alison Jones – Apprentice Processes Manager
Working for nearly a decade with apprenticeships ranging from construction, to finance to schools and general business her skills are to match the right candidates to employers working with both parties to ensure a successful outcome. Previously she has been a trainer for a global communications company and enjoys presenting Priory Training and what it has to offer to schools, local businesses and the wider community.
Likes: Travel, motorcycling, spending time with family & friends
Dislikes: Lifts, baked beans
Hobbies: Jigsaws, walking, shopping
Favourite Artist/Band: Stereophonics
Favourite Holiday: Cruising anywhere in the world
Tina Ramsey - Recruitment and Development
Tina trained as a Pharmacy Technician for a while until she left school. After beginning a family, she went to work for Boots and became the Training Manager. Tina moved to Lincoln and worked for a local training provider before setting up her own training company. This included 5 learn direct centres, a Beauty School in Leeds, a children’s nursery, and a Training & Development company, specialising in Learning & Development and Customer Service & Management.
Likes: All types of food, spending time with family and all my pets
Dislikes: Rude people, sport
Hobbies: I have an allotment, which takes up a lot of time in the summer, cooking and travel
Favourite Band: 1D (don’t tell anyone), Ed Sheeran
Favourite Holiday: Amalfi coast, Barbados
Joanne Moss - Lead Apprentice Administrator
Joanne’s background is Finance however for many years she has concentrated on her most important and challenging role to date - raising her two children (including a three year period when she enjoyed expat life in Azerbaijan!). More recently she has been employed in a local primary school as Office Administrator and joined the Priory Training team in November 2016 as Administrative Assistant.
Likes: Japanese food, shopping, spending time with friends and family
Dislikes: Spicy food, ignorant people
Hobbies: Walking my two dogs, fundraising, reading
Favourite Artist/Band: Robbie Williams
Favourite Holiday: California Fly Drive
Gemma Masters - Apprentice Administrator
Gemma moved to Lincoln back in 2004 and started working for a Print Solutions company a year later. She worked at the company for 10 years in various Administrative roles until she decided to take time out of her career to focus on her three children and husband. Recently she accepted a position at a local Senior School as an Exams Invigilator and joined the Priory Training team as Apprentice Administrator in October 2018.
Likes: Movie night with my children, Shopping and Escape the Room puzzles
Dislikes: Football and Exercise
Hobbies: Reading and Creating Nappy Cakes
Favourite Artist/Band: Halestorm and Breaking Benjamin
Favourite Holiday: Benalmádena and I would love to go to New York for Christmas.