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

  • From growing up in the shadow of the city to working in its heart

    London Stock Exchange Apprentice Nathaniel Davis grew up in Woolwich looking at the towers of the City and Canary Wharf, but how would he ever get to work there? Read more

  • Maruf, Apprentice at Derwent London

    Like many young people growing up in East London, Maruf faced significant challenges in trying to find a job, and lived with the fear that family members could been caught up in gang conflict. He came to City Gateway hoping and Apprenticeship would offer a new path. 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

  • 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

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