Upcoming Virtual Job Fairs

Join us on October 6th from 10:30am to 13:00pm virtually and speak to Connor about our current vacancies, ask questions about the recruitment process and find out what it’s like working for one of our many reputable employers

Register now for the Essex Job and Career fair on Wednesday 13th October at 10:30am, this is a great opportunity to hear about our recruitment process and new jobs and we’ll be available to answer your questions too!

Register here to access both of the upcoming virtual job fairs https://jobsliveuk.com/colchester-tendring-jobs-fair/

11/08/2021 – News Update – AEB

Are your staff being held back by their current maths and English skills?

We can now support your existing staff to improve not only their Functional Skills, but also achieve a level 2 qualification in various avenues, not just through our usual apprenticeship schemes.

To find out more information on these or about our other fully funded courses that we can provide – simply get in touch to see if we can support staff development at no cost to yourselves using our new government contracts.  These are dependent on the individuals meeting specific criteria.

Watch this space – more information to follow!

04/02/2021 – News Update – Traineeships

Traineeships are now available with TheLightBulb, to find out more information, click here


04/01/2021 – News Update – Matrix interim visit:

Don’t just take our word for it! Extracts from our Matrix ‘interim visit’

“TheLightBulb has developed into it’s current position at the forefront of the training industry.”

“TheLightBulb has managed to track 100% of leaner destination for recent leavers, through a series of contacts made over 6 weeks, 83% finding permanent sustainable employment, 10% further education (mostly higher-level apprenticeships) and just 6% leave unemployed or without re-entering education and 1% other. TheLightBulb achieves 93% positive destination, above target.”

“TheLightBulb do what they say – They have a good track record.”

To see our full Matrix report, click here


01/12/2020 – News Update – OFSTED interim visit:

Following our recent OFTSED ‘interim visit’ we’d like to thank our Apprentices, their employers and our team for their continued support and commitment to our Apprenticeship programmes at TheLightBulb. We’re pleased to be getting close to having 200 committed Apprentices and their employers on programme, and we’re delighted to see that businesses in Essex are still choosing TheLightBulb to recruit and train their Apprentices; together we can all grow and benefit from what is a new business as usual.

Extracts from our ‘interim visit’:

“Apprentices had a wider range of different interactive resources to support them learning online to adapt changed circumstances”

“Continued priority is the well-being if staff and apprentice”

“Employers now provide witness testimonies. This has improved the employers’ understanding and knowledge of what apprentices need to learn compete the apprenticeship”


What Does Success Mean To Our Learners?

Find out what success means to our learners through our feedback YouTube video here.

Cyber Essentials Certification

We are happy to announce that we have achieved the coveted Cyber Essentials certification.

Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective, Government backed scheme that will help us to protect our organisation.

This allows TheLightBulb Ltd to reassure our customers that we have cyber security measures in place. Cyber Essential shows us how to address those issues and prevent the most common attacks.

Apprenticeships with TheLightBulb

TheLightBulb work in partnership with the Education and Skills Funding Agency to deliver funded Apprenticeships across a range of industry sectors throughout Thames Gateway and Essex.  Whether you are a business looking to upskill your existing employees, or take on a new team member, or you are an individual looking for a programme that offers not only a set of qualifications but a career path TheLightBulb have an apprenticeship scheme for you!

Have you got staff under threat of redundancy?

If you have placed staff at risk of redundancy or have recently had to make redundancies, we can offer fully funded packages to retrain or support these staff to regain confidence and find new career pathways.

Contact us for further information on the tailor made solutions we can offer yourself and your staff

We can fully fund these if your staff either live or work in Essex (including Southend-on-Sea or Thurrock)

To book or discuss different support options or other staff development needs, please contact us on [email protected] or call 01268 270648

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Fully Funded Training Courses with TheLightBulb

Skills Support for the workforce

TheLightBulb in partnership with Twin Employment and Training are pleased to offer staff development courses through the European Social Fund (ESF)

We can fully fund any of the below courses if your staff either live or work in Essex (including Southend-on-Sea or Thurrock) and your organisation employs fewer than 250 staff


  • Level 2 Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 3 Award in Awareness of End of Life
  • Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia
  • Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • Certificate in Leadership and Team Skills
  • Training and Assessing Qualifications
  • Learning and Development
  • Certificate in Supporting and Teaching in Schools
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English qualifications

Skills Support for the unemployed

We can fully fund any of the below courses if you are unemployed and looking for skills development and support in finding employment, you can contact us directly or ask to be referred through your Job Centre Plus advisor


  • Moving on Course a combination of Employability Skills and an Introduction to Customer Service
  • Sector Based Work Academy a combination of Employability Skills and Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English qualifications


For further information please either give us a call on 01268 270648 or email [email protected] and we can go through all your questions.


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Commerical Training Courses with TheLightBulb

Our training and development programmes can be delivered in many formats from one to one coaching through to team building exercises for the whole company and can be delivered at locations of your choice. To find out how we can help you design a package of delivery to make your organisation fit and healthy for the future get in touch today.

Choose your training pathway below: