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
Tina Ramsey - Operations Manager
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
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