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September's Hot Topic
1st September 2017
September's Hot Topic is based on Addictions. Please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. If you need any help or support please email Shannon@thelightbulb.net or call 01268 270648 http://bit.ly/Addictionstlb

August Hot Topic

31st July 2017

August's Hot Topic is based on Mental Health Awareness. Please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. If you need any help or support please email Shannon@thelightbulb.net or call 01268 270648 http://bit.ly/MentalHealthAwarenesstlb

July's Hot Topic

3rd July 2017

July's Hot Topic is based on, Disabilities. Please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. If you need any help or support, please contact Joanne Cole/Shannon Saunders on 01268 270648 or email joanne@thelightbulb.net or Shannon@thelightbulb.net http://bit.ly/Disabilitytlb

June's Hot Topic

1st June 2017

June's Hot Topic is based on, Infectious Diseases. Please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. If you need any help or support, please contact Joanne Cole/Shannon Saunders on 01268 270648 or email joanne@thelightbulb.net or Shannon@thelightbulb.net http://bit.ly/Infectioustlb

May's Hot Topic

4th May 2017

May's Hot Topic is based on, Homelessness and Poverty in the UK. Please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. If you need any help or support, please contact Joanne Cole on 01268 270648 or email joanne@thelightbulb.net http://bit.ly/Homelessnesstlb

April' Hot Topic

31st March 2017

April's Hot Topic is based on Bullying, Stalking, Victimisation and Harassment. Please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. If you need any help or support, please contact Joanne Cole on 01268 270648 or email joanne@thelightbulb.net http://bit.ly/Bullyingtlb Many...

Apprentices at Athona Recuritment

15th March 2017

We are working with Athona Recuritment who have taken on a number of apprentices. Check out the link below to see the apprentices feedback on their apprenticeship programme so far. https://www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6245543477656981504 If...

March's Hot Topic

1st March 2017

March's Hot Topic is based on Non Equal Pay. Please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. If you need any help or support, please contact Joanne Cole on 01268 270648 or email joanne@thelightbulb.net http://bit.ly/EqualPaytlb Many...

February's Hot Topic

1st February 2017

February's Hot Topic is based on Non Stereotypical Families. Please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. If you need any help or support, please contact Joanne Cole on 01268 270648 or email joanne@thelightbulb.net http://bit.ly/NonStereotypicaltlb...

January's Hot Topic

5th January 2017

Hello, January's Hot Topic is based on Domestic Violence Please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. If you need any help or support, please contact Joanne Cole on 01268 270648 or email joanne@thelightbulb.net http://bit.ly/DomesticViolencetlb Many...

TheLightBulb Christmas Mannequin Challenge

16th December 2016

Click on the link below to view our Christmas mannequin challenge video or take a peek at our facebook page. https://youtu.be/riL6_JCQ-_M

Christmas Collection

7th December 2016

TheLightBulb work closely with Basildon Women's Aid, and for the past couple of years, staff have decided to donate presents to children who will be spending Christmas in the Women's Refuge, instead of participating in Secret Santa. Natasha from Basildon...

December Hot Topic

2nd December 2016

Hello, December's Hot Topic is based on Ageism Please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. If you need any help or support, please contact Joanne Cole on 01268 270648 or email joanne@thelightbulb.net http://bit.ly/Ageismtlb Many...

November's Hot Topic

1st November 2016

Hello, November's Hot Topic is based on The Festivals you Celebrate. Please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. If you need any help or support, please contact Joanne Cole on 01268 270648 or email joanne@thelightbulb.net http://bit.ly/Festivalstlb Many...

October's Hot Topic

30th September 2016

Hello Everyone, October's Hot Topic is based on Black History. Please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. If you need any help or support, please contact Joanne Cole on 01268 270648 or email joanne@thelightbulb.net http://bit.ly/Blackhistorytlb Many...

September's Hot Topic

1st September 2016

Hello Everyone, September's Hot Topic is based on Addictions. Please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. If you need any help or support, please contact Joanne Cole on 01268 270648 or email joanne@thelightbulb.net http://bit.ly/Addictionstlb Many...

Job Opportunities

9th August 2016

We are currently looking for Assessors and Trainers to join our successful team.  If you are interested please contact Vivienne.Batten@thelightbulb.net

August's Hot Topic

29th July 2016

Hi Everyone, August's Hot Topic is based on Labour Exploitation in the UK. Please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. If you need any help or support, please contact Joanne Cole on 01268 270648 or email joanne@thelightbulb.net http://bit.ly/LabourExploitationtlb Many...

Pretty Muddy Race For Life 2016

8th July 2016

On Saturday the 25th of June, two members of staff; Shannon Saunders and Joanne Cole took part in the 5k Pretty Muddy Race For Life at Gloucester Park, Basildon. They overcome muddy obstacles in order to raise money for Cancer Research.

July's Hot Topic

30th June 2016

Hi Everyone, July's Hot Topic is based on Disability. Please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. If you need any help or support, please contact Joanne Cole on 01268 270648 or email joanne@thelightbulb.net http://bit.ly/Disabilitytlb Many...

June's Hot Topic

31st May 2016

Hi Everyone, June's hot topic is based on Infectious diseases. Please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. If you need any help or support, please contact Joanne Cole on 01268 270648 or email joanne@thelightbulb.net http://bit.ly/Infectioustlb Many...

Tough 10k run at Hadleigh Park

20th July 2016

On Saturday the 16th of April, two members of our staff; Tom Evans and Rob Bunting took part in the Tough 10k run at Hadleigh Park to help raise money to beat cancer. After a 10k run of winding rocky paths, mud tracks and steep hills they persevered and...

Football Related Social Media

31st May 2016

Hi Everyone, We have come across a new video on social media, which is related to football.  It also tells you how to report such incidents.  To view the video called, "Klick It Out" please click onto the link below which will take you onto...

Ofsted Grade 2

25th February 2016

Great news! We are officially Ofsted Grade 2, check out the link below to view our feedback report. http://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/53032

May's Hot Topic

20th May 2016

Hi Everyone, May's hot topic is based on Homelessness and Poverty in the UK. Please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. http://bit.ly/Homelessnesstlb If you need any help or support, please contact Joanne Cole on 01268 270648 or...

April's Hot Topic

20th May 2016

Hi Everyone, April's hot topic is based on Bullying, Stalking, Victimisation and Harassment. Please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. http://bit.ly/Bullyingtlb If you need any help or support, please contact Joanne Cole on 01268...

March's Hot Topic

20th May 2016

Hi Everyone, March's hot topic is based on Equal Pay. Please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. http://bit.ly/EqualPaytlb If you need any help or support, please contact Joanne Cole on 01268 270648 or email joanne@thelightbulb.net

February's Hot Topic

20th May 2016

Hi Everyone, February's Hot Topic is based on Non Stereotypical Families. Please click onto the link below to take you onto our Padlet page. http://bit.ly/NonStereotypicaltlb If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me, either by email,...

January Hot Topic

22nd January 2016

Hi Everyone January's hot topic is based on Domestic Violence. Please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. If you need any help or support, please contact Joanne Cole on 01268 270648 or email joanne@thelightbulb.net http://bit.ly/DomesticViolencetlb

Christmas at TheLightBulb

7th December 2015

Throughout the year TheLightBulb supports Basildon Women's Aid. Each Christmas instead of Secret Santa our staff buy a gift for the children who will be spending the Christmas period in the Refuge. This has been a huge success for the last 3 years and...

December Hot Topic

25th January 2016

The last hot topic for the year is based on Agesim. Please see below the link to take you onto the Padlet page. http://bit.ly/Ageismtlb If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would like to take this opportunity in wishing you...

November Hot Topic

2nd November 2015

November's Hot Topic is based on, The Festivals you Celebrate. TheLightBulb encourage all our learners and staff to view the Padlet page and see the information and complete the tasks set. To view the Padlet page, please click onto the...

October Hot Topic

1st October 2015

Hi Everyone, October's hot topic is based on Black History Month. Please click onto the link below which will take you onto TheLightBulb's Padlet page and complete the tasks that are set. If you have any problems, please contact Joanne Cole on 01268...

TheLightBulb, working in association with Fast Appliance Repairs

30th September 2015

9 lucky learners have started their journey to become, Domestic Appliance Engineers! On the 27th July an intensive Traineeship programme commenced, which will last for 6 weeks. Not only will the learners achieve two nationally recognised qualifications...

September Hot Topic

1st September 2015

Hello, September's Hot Topic is based on Addictions. Please click onto the Link below, which will take you onto our Padlet page.   http://bit.ly/Addictionstlb TheLightBulb encourage all staff and learners to complete the tasks/activities that...

A Successful Sector Based Work Academy Course

3rd August 2015

Another success story for our learners who attended our Sector Based Work Academy (SBWA) Skills for Confidence and Health & Social Care course at Thames Group Ambulance Service in Ipswich! This is the second time Thames Group have used SBWA to recruit...

August's Hot Topic

31st July 2015

August's hot topic is based on Labour Exploitation. Please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. If you need any help or support, please contact Joanne Cole on 01268 270648 or email joanne@thelightbulb.net http://bit.ly/LabourExploitationtlb

July's Hot Topic

28th July 2015

Hello Everyone July's hot topic is based on Disability. Please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. If you need any help or support, please contact me on 01268 270648 or email joanne@thelightbulb.net http://bit.ly/Disabilitytlb Many...

June's Hot Topic

28th July 2015

Hi Everyone June's hot topic is based on Infectious Diseases. Please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. If you need any help or support, please contact Joanne Cole on 01268 270648 or email joanne@thelightbulb.net http://bit.ly/Infectioustlb Many...

Funding Team Lunch

12th May 2015

The Funding Team were treated to lunch today as they hit their team target.  It was also a double celebration as it was Chloe's 21st Birthday... Happy Birthday Chloe! Can you guess the restaurant they went to?

May's Hot Topic

30th April 2015

Hi Everyone May's hot topic is based on Homelessness and Poverty in the UK, please click onto the link below to take you onto the Padlet Page. If you need any help or support, please contact Joanne Cole on 01268 270648 or email joanne@thelightbulb.net http://padlet.com/TheLightBulb/n6f66cg30uia   Many...

April Hot Topic

22nd April 2015

Hi Everyone Each month TheLightBulb will encourage our staff and learners to complete tasks on Equality and Diversity, we will be concentrating on different topics and each topic will have a different activity for you to complete. April's hot topic...

March's Hot Topic

1st March 2015

Hi Everyone Each month TheLightBulb will encourage you to complete tasks on Equality and Diversity, we will be concentrating on different topics and each topic will have a different activity for you to complete. March's hot topic is based on Equal Pay....

February's Hot Topic

1st February 2015

Hi Everyone Each month TheLightBulb will encourage you to complete tasks on Equality and Diversity, we will be concentrating on different topics and each topic will have a different activity for you to complete. February's hot topic is based on Non Stereotypical...

January Hot Topic

5th January 2015

Hi Everyone Each month TheLightBulb will encourage our staff and learners to complete tasks on Equality and Diversity, we will be concentrating on different topics and each topic will have a different activity for you to complete. January's hot topic...

Health & Social Care - Thames Group Ambulance Service

10th February 2015

Brilliant success story for 6 learners who attended our Sector Based Work Academy (SBWA) Skills for Confidence and Health & Social Care course at Thames Group Ambulance Service in Canvey! This is the first time Thames Group have used SBWA to recruit...

Exhibition Day

7th November 2014

Our sales team attended the Essex Chambers Exhibiton,Discovering Business in Thurrock, at Orsett Hall on 06.11.2014.  

Lesley Jones and Tony Hadley

20th October 2014

Our Director, Lesley Jones, reunites with ex-boyfriend Tony Hadley after 35 years.  Lesley went to see him perform at the Cliffs Pavilion on Friday 17th October, once the performance ended they met back stage and reminisced about old times.

Assessor Graduation Day!

15th October 2014

We are very pleased to announce that our very own Childcare/Generic Assessor, Hayley Bellamy, Graduated on the 7th October 2014 and is now a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Early Childhood Studies.  Well done Hayley!

Lesley Jones - Ice Bucket Challenge

2nd September 2014

Hi Everyone, Our Managing Director, Lesley Jones took on the ice bucket challenge. Lesley would now like to nominate our Senior Management Team... Suzanne Tilling, Richard Worland, Andrea Gregory, Lisa Webb, Nicola Wilkinson and Keely Bentham.  TheLightBulb...

Essex Business Show 2014

27th June 2014

Come and visit us today at Orsett Hall for the, Essex Business Show 2014 we will be here from 10am to 4pm.  We have a member of staff from, the Apprenticeship Team, Sector Based Work Academy Team and from the Sales Team.  They would...

TheLightBulb Sponsers Learner...

24th June 2014

Congratulations to our learner Mica Bowers who took to the sky in Suffolk on, 21st June 2014. Mica lost her Mum on the 9th November 2011 to Cancer and she is now trying to raise as much money as she can in her memory and will donate all her sponsor money...

TheLightBulb will be attending the Essex Business Show 2014

14th May 2014

We have just booked our stand for the, Essex Business Show 2014 which will take place at Orsett Hall on the 27th June, 10-4pm.  We will have a member of staff from, the Apprenticeship Team, Sector Based Work Academy Team and from the Sales Team. ...

TheLightBulb is in the Romford Recorder

12th May 2014

The Romford Recorder visited our Harold Wood branch on 30th April.  The article was published on Friday 9th May.  Here is what they had to say about us… Training provider lights up the lives of jobseekers. Newly arrived training provider...

Skills for Care Conference 30th April 2014

6th May 2014

Andrea Gregory and Lisa Webb attended the Skills 4 Care conference on 30th April 2014 at the Hilton Hotel, Stansted.  The conference involved employers, training providers, job centre plus advisors and people who already work or wish to work in the...

TheLightBulb attends Career Events

30th April 2014

TheLightBulb are attending two events today...   Casey Donaldson and Devon Cox are attending Chase High School's, Career Event today in Southend, to meet with 15-18 year olds to discuss TheLightBulb's, Apprenticeship programme. They will be there...

TheLightBulb Freelance Trainers

15th April 2014

Due to our success of our work with JC+ Centre's throughout Essex TheLightBulb are seeking new Freelace Trainers to deliver Employability and/or skills such as Health and Social Care, Business Admin & Customer service to our unemployed clients. If...

Train the Trainer

26th March 2014

Today was the second day of the City and Guilds, Train the Trainer course, all learners were presented a certificate from their trainer, Carol Hurry. Before the certificates were presented Joanne Cole, our Delivery and Quality Administrator, spoke...

TheLightBulb is at Braintree Job Fair

21st March 2014

Lisa Webb and Roy Duthie attend Braintree Job Fair today at Bocking Arts Theatre.  If you are unemployed and looking to gain qualifications with possible work experience then they would love to meet you!  If you are unable to get to...

Suzanne attends the Acas East of England Conference!

13th March 2014

Suzanne, our Operations Director, is attending the Acas East of England Conference today at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford.  The conference is about 'The challenges of the changing workplace in 2014'.  More information to follow!

TheLightBulb, Respecting one another!

12th March 2014

One of the topics in TheLightBulb’steam meeting was about respecting one another!  We have posters around our office stating, "I want respect because i am a person, not because of the job I do!" In the team meeting we thought we would...

Voice of Apprenticeships Conference, Gala Dinner

5th March 2014

Lesley Jones and Suzanne Tilling were making new friends at last night’s Gala Dinner at the London Film Museum, after attending an interesting day at the Voice of Apprenticeships Conference! During the evening Lesley and Suzanne were socialising...

TheLightBulb attends the Voice of Apprenticeships Conference

4th March 2014

Both Directors, Lesley Jones and Suzanne Tilling are attending the Voice of Apprenticeships Conference, to keep TheLightBulb up to date on the latest news. Please click on the link below for more information. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/apprenticeship-trailblazers

Meet the Apprenticeship team!

27th February 2014

Meet TheLightBulb's Apprenticeship team.  They will be attending job fairs throughout the week. Monday 3rd March:  Dagenham Job Centre Plus and Canvey Job Centre Plus, all day Tuesday 4th March:  Basildon Job Centre Plus,...

Safer Internet Day 11th February 2014

13th February 2014

TheLightBulb supported Safer Internet Day on 11th February 2014! As part of our E-Safety campaign. We invited learners and employers to complete a quick, simple and anonymous survey designed to get them thinking about what E-Safety means to them as an...

New Vacancy at TheLightBulb!

6th February 2014

Due to the success of our work with JC+ Centres throughout Essex TheLightBulb are seeking new trainers to deliver Employability and Customer Service/Business Admin courses.  These are both on a Freelance status and if you are interested...

TheLightBulb 2014

4th February 2014

TheLightBulb has had a flying start to 2014 with 43 new Apprenticeship Vacancies across Essex and East London, including Solicitors, Insurance Brokers, IFA’s, Day Nurseries, Care Homes and Warehouses.

TheLightBulb's New Premises

8th January 2014

We are the newest addition to TheLightBulb with our new office in Harold Wood, we have a team of five working on the programme for the unemployed. After having a great 2013 delivering in Essex we are branching out to include East London. Our aim is to...

Merry Christmas Everyone

20th December 2013

This Christmas TheLightBulb have decided to redirect the money we usually spend on seasonal gifts and cards to two local organisations that help our community, HARP (Homeless Action Resource Project) and Basildon Women's Aid. TheLightBulb would like to...

Christmas with Basildon Women's Aid

20th December 2013

This year TheLightBulb decided to buy presents for the children who will be spending Christmas in a women's refuge, instead of doing secret santa.  We were given a list of names by Basildon Women's Aid along with the children's ages and gender, staff...

Apprentice of the month

26th November 2013

TheLightBulb would like to congratulate Charlotte May, from Little Market Nursery, on winning the award of, Apprentice of the month.  Charlotte recently completed her Level 2 qualification in Children’s and Young People's Workforce. ...

A Truly Cost Effective Way to Expand Your Business

8th November 2013

TheLightBulb Apprenticeship Programme matches businesses, with talented 16-23 year olds looking to get a foothold on the job ladder in Business Administration, Customer Service, Warehouse & Storage, Child Care, Teaching Assistant, Information Technology...

St. Luke's Hospice Cake Bake

1st November 2013

TheLightBulb has had involvement in raising money for St. Luke's Hospice in the past.  This year TheLightBulb team participated in, St. Luke's Hospice Cake Bake on the 11th October 2013.  Staff either baked their own cakes or brought cakes...

TheLightBulb's New Premises Hits The Local Newspaper!

20th September 2013

TheLightBulb are once again in the local newspaper, this time it’s regarding our new construction training centre, based in Harold Wood.  TheLightBulb are working with Specialist Trade Courses (STC) and we will be delivering some exciting new...

Nexus Networking Breakfast Meeting

2nd August 2013

Our Account Manager Stuart Goudge is a member of Nexus Networking and attends the Nexus breakfast meeting every Thursday.  Crossroads Havering is the chosen charity of NEXUS Networking Group www.nexusnetworking.co.uk and have pledged to raise £10,000...

Apprenticeship Vancancies

28th June 2013

Are you looking for an Apprenticeship in Essex? If so check out our current vacancies on the National Apprenticeship Service Website… https://apprenticeshipvacancymatchingservice.lsc.gov.uk/ then click on I am looking for an apprenticeship, choose...

Once more TheLightBulb are in the local press!

27th June 2013

Once more TheLightBulb are in the local press! Simon Pitts attended our Employability and Customer Service course in June 2012 and since then he has been employed by TheLightBulb as the Apprentice Co-Ordinator, helping young people prepare for their future.  Simon...

TheLightBulb Are Back In The Social Limelight Again!

1st March 2013

Hi Everyone I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself; my name is Joanne Cole I am the Delivery and Quality Administrator for TheLightBulb and have worked here just over 4 years. My job role is slightly changing and I have recently undertaken...

TheLightBulb Have Hit The Local Press Again!

22nd February 2013

TheLightBulb are dedicated to helping people get back into work, we recently held a Health and Social Care course at our committed training centre in Basildon, where 9 successful learners completed their City & Guilds Level 2 Qualification. Our learners...

Christmas 2012 at TheLightBulb

12th January 2013

As a company we decided to redirect our money that we normally spend on seasonal gifts and cards to two local organisations that help our community, HARP (Homeless Action Resource Project) and Basildon Woman's Aid. The company donated £250 to each...

"TheLightBulb, TheLightBulb read all about us"

2nd October 2012

TheLightBulb were in the press again on Thursday 20th September 2012, when we were asked by the Echo Newspaper to provide them with top tips for jobseekers. 1. Change your thought process to be positive about yourself and what you want to achieve. ...

MP Iain Duncan Smith meets TheLightBulb

13th July 2012

Friday 13th maybe unlucky for some, however for TheLightBulb it was a very lucky day as we had the privilege of meeting MP Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions. Mr Duncan Smith spoke to four of our learners...

Press Article: Albert gets a lift from course

14th June 2012

Albert Barnard, a former machine operator who was made redundant has found work as a forklift truck driver after taking part in a free training course. Albert feared the worst when he found himself out of work last September when the engineering company...

TheLightBulb Partners are in the press again!!!

25th May 2012

Follow the link below to see how TheLightBulb is working in partnership with Specialist Trade Courses to support Job Centre Plus clients into self employment.       http://www.harlowstar.co.uk/Archive/Courses-are-working-to-help-jobless-22032012.htm

Press Article: Learning at TheLightBulb helped me beat the blues

13th June 2012

A young Basildon Councillor believes his passion for politics helped him beat depression. Andrew Gordon, the Labour councillor for Nethermayne Ward, has just earned a national adult and community learner award after completing a year's apprenticeship...

TheLightBulb Apprentice Awards 2012

6th June 2012

The LightBulb was delighted to host it’s annual Apprenticeship Awards this month where both apprentices and employers came together to celebrate the success of the  Apprenticeship scheme. Our Apprenticeship Awards are given in recognition of...

Press Article: Helping Jobless to set up their own business!

12th April 2012

TheLightBulb are in the press yet again on Thursday 12th April 2012.  The Echo ran a feature on our programme for unemployed people who want to set up their own business. Currently running at 3 venues throughout Essex this exciting course helps to...

TheLightBulb are in the Press!

12th April 2012

The Echo ran a feature on Wednesday 11th April 2012 highlighting the launch of TheLightBulbs Customer Service programme for jobseekers throughout the Basildon Area. Lesley Jones, managing director and founder of TheLightBulb is quoted as saying " for...