City Gateway

City Gateway

City Gateway

Set up in 1999 by City Workers, City Gateway now helps some of the hardest to reach and most excluded young people across London to overcome obstacles to employment. We do this providing training, apprenticeships and bespoke support to young people to progress them into employment.

Why City Gateway?

  • We offer flexible courses and pathways to employment
  • Ofsted grading of Outstanding in 2010/11
  • We have placed 332 apprentices in 226 companies that vary from international investment banks to football clubs
  • We have multiple starting points and fast track opportunities.

We offer

Pre–Employment Training 16-18

  • Business Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Sport fitness
  • Childcare

Apprenticeships 16-18

  • Business Administration
  • Customer Service

Skills for Employment 19-23

  • Accountancy
  • Finance
  • IT
  • Customer Service
  • Sport Fitness

Careers and progression

We have a Learning Resource Centre with dedicated staff who work with our young people and assist them with;

  • Job applications
  • Career support and advice
  • CV workshops
  • Networking sessions

Case Studies

  • Name: Deanne Cuthbert

Before City Gateway, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life, I had attended school and got 4 GCSE’s, this wasn’t enough to get me in to any of the large collages in East London.

After starting the IT Engage and Export courses, City Gateway helped build up my confidence, and I made lots of new friends. The tutors helped me so much, they were easy going and nice people.

City Gateway helped me realise what I wanted to do with my life and how I wanted to grow up.

We visited businesses and practiced interviews; this was so useful when it came to applying and interviewing for new jobs.

City Gateway means everything to me; I miss it a lot, but am enjoying my new job as a junior designer at Eight28 Design. I love it here; it is the best job ever. I plan to stay on at Eight28 and develop my career; I want to help new employees when they join.

I would recommend everyone to go to City Gateway, they know what they are doing, and are good at it!

Application Procedure

Please refer to our website.

Founded: In 1999 by City workers. City Gateway helps young people from across London to overcome obstacles to employment such as a lack of skills, limited opportunities and language barriers.

Support: Our staff view young people as adults and treat them with respect.

Our Trainees: A diverse range of young people from different backgrounds, including those with no previous qualifications or work experience.

Affordability: All our training is FREE.

Location: We are based in London