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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.