Meet the Team
“Our mission is very simple. We aim to become the independent training provider of choice in the East Midlands. Some of our clients tell us we’re already there! With a 100% overall client satisfaction rate, learner achievement rates consistently higher than the national average and a rating of ‘Good’ from Ofsted, we’re justifiably proud.
But we know that year-on-year excellence in apprenticeship delivery requires commitment to be ever better.
I understand the power of apprenticeships in helping businesses and learners alike. After all, I started my own career as an apprentice!
I’m delighted to head up such a talented and hard-working team, and I look forward to showing you what sets Access apart in helping you to achieve your growth.”
Corrina Hembury, Managing Director, Access Training
Corrina Hembury is Managing Director at Access Training. She holds a CMI Certificate in Leadership Level 7, Diploma in Training and Development.
Her 20+ years’ experience within FE and Apprenticeships started as an Apprentice before moving to teaching and then into management roles.
She joined Access in 2014.
Her fun fact: “I once went to a charity wedding ball where I was one of 50 women all wearing our wedding dresses.”
Most rewarding part of her job: “Supporting so many learners to build their career.”
Claire Lloyd is English, Maths and ICT Programmes Manager.
She holds a PGCE, Leadership & Management L4, MA Applied Linguistics and PGCCE Tesol. She is currently studying for a Psychotherapy MSC.
She has experience in Teacher training and voluntary literacy work with refugees in Sub Saharan Africa.
She joined Access in 2007.
Her fun fact: “I have a Private Pilot’s Licence gained whilst learning to fly in Victoria Falls. I worked with Nelson Mandela on a literacy scheme. I love travelling and have lived and worked in several countries thus far.”
Most rewarding part of her job: “The learners! That moment when someone understands something they've never understood before, or when someone achieves their very first qualification ever; that’s why I do my job. I also have a great team who are fabulous to work with!”
Becky Dutton is Full Time Provision/ Safeguarding Manager.
She holds a DTLLS Level 5 Teaching Qualification, D32,D33 Assessor and IQA qualifications, Safeguarding.
She coordinates and manages full-time programmes and traineeships across Nottingham and Derby.
She joined Access in 1999.
Her fun fact: “I once had Afternoon Tea at Buckingham Palace.”
Most rewarding part of her job: “Seeing the learners progress in both confidence and skills.”
Lorraine Nicholson is Operations Manager.
She holds a CertEd, A1, V1, Principles of Management.
She has over 20 years’ experience in Training and People Development, from her start in delivering ICT one day per week to leading a team of over 20 covering a wide range of vocational areas from Childcare to Construction.
She joined Access in 2002.
Her fun fact: “ I love to travel and see new places, highlights (so far) being seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland and the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Brazil.”
Most rewarding part of her job: “I am passionate about seeing people grow and achieve, whether that be our learners or our staff. I love that at Access we give our learners so much more than a qualification – we give them the confidence to go on and succeed with their chosen path and gain the career they really want.”
Chris Rodgers is Human Resources Manager.
He holds a BSc (Hons) Hotel & Restaurant Management, specialising in Human Resources.
He has over 15 years’ experience working in Human Resources and extensive training and experience in customer service through previous roles in hospitality and retail.
He joined Access in 2008.
His fun fact: “I am a qualified children’s shoe fitter. My first ever job was at Timpson’s Shoes which I did between the age of 16-18 whilst still at school, working weekends and school holidays.”
Most rewarding part of his job: “The variety of the role; no two days are ever the same! Helping managers and staff alike with any issues they may have.”
Sarah Kelly is Support Service Manager.
She is qualified in IOSH and as an IAG Qualified trainer assessor and internal quality assurer.
Her experience includes four years in corporate management, one year in the voluntary sector, and 20 years’ experience within work-based sector sales, recruitment, quality, delivery and compliance.
She joined Access in 2010.
Her fun fact: “I used to be a wine merchandiser for M&S, this included tasting wine every morning before 9am.”
Most rewarding part of her job: “Developing staff skills.”
Rachel West is Sales Manager.
She has over 15 years’ experience in Business Development and Recruitment including the development, mentoring and management of a team of Sales and Recruitment Apprentices.
She joined Access in 2018.
Her fun fact: “I love to travel and visit new places. Whether it be somewhere abroad or a walk somewhere new in this country at the weekend. This Summer I am looking forward to adding some new places on my list in Eastern Europe. I also enjoy a good cup of coffee and it is a perfect excuse to visit local places when out and about exploring.”
Most rewarding part of her job: “I thoroughly enjoy working for Access Training. I am lucky to have an amazing, successful and committed team. Each and every day we get to wake up, come in to work and make a difference in someone’s life or business. The work we do matters!”
Duncan Hembury is Quality Manager.
He holds an ILM Level 5 Certificate in Quality Management.
His experience includes eleven years as a work-based learning quality manager.
He joined Access in 2004.
His fun fact: “I have a labradoodle named Sam. He’s named after Samwise from Lord of the Rings, the bravest and most loyal companion.”
Most rewarding part of his job: “Achievement. Meeting the high standards set for the organisation and helping learners and employers to achieve.”