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

  • Maruf, Apprentice at Derwent London

    Like many young people growing up in East London, Maruf faced significant challenges in trying to find permanent employment. City Gateway helped him to realise his potential and secure an Apprenticeship. He is now thriving in a full time position working for Derwent London. 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

  • Someone to believe in me - Azijul's Story

    Azijul was thrown out of home when he came out at 15. He ran away from foster care, had nowhere safe to live and dropped out of school and started taking drugs. Now Azijul is an apprentice at NSPCC. This is his story. Read more

  • 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

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