There were whoops of delight as the Ofsted report was finally published…
Update: Monday 23rd March
During this time of social isolation, TheLightBulb Limited are committed to supporting all of our employers and learners through these difficult times.
We take the safety of staff, learners and their employers very seriously and whilst our staff are currently remote working, our team want to let everyone know we are here to support you all.
Not only can we help our apprentices to use their time productively to increase their 20% off the job training in readiness for their return to normal working practices, but we can also upskill any existing staff whilst they have downtime to become better educated and qualified, ready for their return to your business.
Let us know if we can help you with any tailored training support for your existing staff. We can currently offer a range of fully funded remote training session such as Leadership and Management and Social Media and Digital Marketing. However, if you have any specific training requirements please contact us and we will be happy to help.
If you need any more information contact us via email on [email protected] or keep up to date by following us on our social media platforms listed below.
Update: Wednesday 17th March
TheLightBulb is committed to supporting all our learners and apprenticeships to continue learning throughout this time of social isolation, remote working, self-isolating and company “lock downs”. The safety of our staff, learners and their employers is paramount to TheLightBulb and we will work with everyone to minimise risks. With this in mind any workshops booked for the coming weeks will be cancelled and a schedule of webinars created instead, this schedule will be communicated to everyone this week. The office will be manned on specific days whenever possible by a skeleton staff so the best communication method is email either to your usual contact or [email protected]
Although we may not be able to visit your workplace, we do not want anyone to get behind. We will work with employers and learners to ensure minimum disruption to learning by providing additional work that can be completed outside of the workplace, utilising remote working practices for meetings and where relevant hosting webinars. Apprentices can use the time productively to increase their 20% Off The Job hours in readiness for a return to normal working practices in the coming months.
If you are due to sit your End Point Assessment then please carry on with your preparations as we will be working with the Awarding Organisations to ensure continuity wherever possible, especially as many of the assessments are carried out on line. If you have an exam booked then we will be in contact to discuss your options.
As this situation evolves, TheLightBulb will ensure all our customers and learners are made aware of any changes regarding cancellation of training sessions or changes to remote teaching. But if you have any queries regarding this, then please do not hesitate to contact us.
We will continue to keep communication lines open to minimise stress and anxiety around apprenticeships and learning programmes.
The safety of our staff, learners and their employers is paramount to TheLightBulb and we will work with everyone to minimise risks.
If you want any information or need to get in touch with your TheLightBulb staff member please email [email protected]
It is a proud day for us at TheLightBulb…
As we can finally announce the retention of our Ofsted Good status. We would like to thank all of our employers and learners for working closely with us and for their contribution to the Inspection process. Here are a few snippets from the report
“Apprentices work with supportive employers and find their job roles revitalising”
“A coherent curriculum to meet the needs of their employers and the skills gaps in the region”
“High quality staff with up to date industry experience… who use their knowledge to effectively enhance learning”
If you want to read the short report, please click here
If you want to kick off 2020 working with a good provider whose highly qualified staff will design programmes to meet your needs, please email [email protected]or call 01268 270648
Fully funded, tailor made courses in Essex
Fully Funded Staff Development
TheLightBulb in partnership with TWIN Employment and Training are pleased to offer fully funded staff development courses to upskill your staff. Contact us for further information on the tailor made solutions we can offer your organisation.
This opportunity means we are able to offer FULLY FUNDED Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma programmes rather than apprenticeships, for more information email [email protected] or call 01268 270648 – click here for course details
New from September we can put your staff through a level 2 Diploma in Business Improvement Techniques – this highly interactive qualification will put a group of your staff through a real life business improvement project to redefine and support your organisation, for more information email [email protected] or call 01268 270648
Starting weekly throughout 2020!
Do you want to increase the management skills of your staff or, are you looking to increase your online presence by developing the digital marketing talent in your team? If so, we have two courses that are fully accredited by City & Guilds and/or ILM that have been designed to do just this
We can fully fund any of these if your staff either live or work in Essex (including Southend-on-Sea or Thurrock) and your organisation employs fewer than 250 staff.
To book or discuss different options or development needs, please contact us on [email protected] or call 01268 270648
Funded in partnership with
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
Funded in partnership with
Athona Recruitment are a large employer who have worked in partnership with TheLightBulb to build an apprenticeship programme that develops staff across all departments and meets their organisational needs.
“TheLightBulb have provided us with a very personal service. Right from the start they took the time to understand our business and with regular dialogue and feedback they have become what feels like, an extension of us.
…They are always willing to support our apprenticeship events, listen to our needs and provide us with apprentices that are the right “fit”.
We now have a number of apprentices who are a considerable way into their apprenticeship programme, they have added tremendously to our business and the support they have received from their assessors means they are all on track to complete and succeed.
The relationship between the apprentice and their assessor is an important one and the quality provided by The Lightbulb has been ideal.”
– Joanne Waggerman Training and Development Manager, Athona Recruitment