City Gateway works with young people, women and families to transform their lives through inspirational training, Apprenticeships and community programmes. We are based in East London and work with people from across the city.


We run pre-employment training, traineeships, apprenticeships and personal development courses to help you progress in life. Our courses are graded Outstanding by Ofsted.


We run youth centres, a Women's Project and Families Project and nursery to help you and your children grow in confidence, learn new skills and offer support to help you overcome obstacles in your life.


We work in partnership with corporate organisations to create apprenticeships and volunteering programmes; and with schools, professionals and community organisations to help young people progress in life and into employment.

Our Success Stories

  • Making routes into employment with Metro Bank

    City Gateway partners with Metro Bank to create an Apprenticeship scheme that is embedded into their business model to see young people offered the opportunity to build a career in retail banking. Read more

  • Rikki, Apprentice at Citi

    City Gateway and Citi Apprentice Rikki Padhair had nowhere to turn before he read the Evening Standard Ladder for London campaign and got in touch with campaign partner City Gateway. He now has a full time job at Citi in Canary Wharf working in IT. Read more

  • Apprenticeship saved Josh from gang life

    Josh had a choice after an almost fatal accident, continue flirting with a life of crime or make a change and do something with his life. He came to City Gateway where he did a Sports Fitness course and got onto an apprenticeship. Read more

  • My GP sent me to City Gateway

    "Having the opportunity to do an Apprenticeship got me back into full time permanent work and changed everything!" Read more

Latest news

Latest from the blog

  • Apprenticeships as a route out of poverty

    Apprenticeships offered by employers are on the up, however these apprenticeships need to offer essential support for the more disengaged and disadvantaged young people. Read more