A message from our CEO

It has taken 19 years to build the TheLightbulb from scratch to the successful, well known and highly respected training provider it is today. It has given me enormous pleasure leading this growth.

However, all good things come to an end and the time has come for me to move on and spend some much needed time with my family.

Once the decision was made it was then the challenge to find a suitable successor that would maintain TheLightBulb principles and values. It hasn’t been easy and there have been many offers along the way however none have come close to the suitability that Get Set UK can provide. I am convinced the acquisition of TheLightBulb by Get Set UK will provide further successes and give everyone the opportunity to grow and develop.

As sad as I am to be leaving, I am excited for both organisations, there will be many further successes I am sure, not only for the company but for the individuals that I have come to know so well.

I could go on and on reminiscing and given individual accolades to those that have travelled the journey with me of which there are so many, however the time isn’t right for reflection I will have plenty of time for that, all I need do now is bid farewell and good luck for the future

Keep TheLightBulb shining brightly for me.



What Does Success Mean To Our Learners?

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Learning Interview

Hear from one of our apprentices discussing their experience so far of being an apprentice with TheLightBulb.

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: