Support and Guidance – Covid-19

Even though the office is primarily closed, it is manned on a Thursday to ensure we are here to provide continuous support. To get in touch please email [email protected] or call 07752523956.
TheLightBulb’s latest information, updates and advice for learners, parents/guardians and employers about the current outbreak can be found here


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

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

• Level 3 Principles of Leadership and Management master class (ILM) – click here for course details
• Level 3 Social and Digital Media master class (City & Guilds) – click here for course details


New Fully Funded online accredited City and Guilds Awards Available:

  • Level 3 Award in Awareness of End of Life
  • Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia
  • Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • Level 2 Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 1 or 2 Maths and English


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]


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


Client testimonial

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

Choose your training pathway below:


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!

Training Courses 

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.