Our partnerships with the business community have always been at the heart of what we do to create opportunities for the young people, women and families that we work with. We have worked with over 200 corporate partners who employ apprentices, volunteer with us to build our services users' skills, sponsor or invest in our programmes or fundraise for us.
Our corporate partners include:
Affinity Sutton have employed City Gateway apprentices since the start of 2014.
Allianz have employed City Gateway apprentices since 2013 and their Foundation has provided funding to support apprentices employed across a variety of firms through the first year of employment.
British Transport Police
British Transport Police have employed City Gateway apprentices since 2013.
The Coutts Foundation
The Coutts Foundation is supporting City Gateway's Women's Programmes in Tower Hamlets, fostering greater integration and empowerment through English Tuition, personal development and vocational training.
Credit Suisse EMEA Foundation
Credit Suisse EMEA Foundation have supported City Gateway since 2011 by funding some of our work with our most at risk learners, and our careers and progression team. They have provided over 100 volunteers to assist with our employability training enabling hundreds of young people to overcome their barriers to employment and build sustainable futures for themselves. Most recently they have come on board to support apprenticeships by participating in the 'Gateway to the City' Apprenticeship Program and pledging to take on apprentices into the business.
Dentons have supported City Gateway since 2008 through corporate volunteering, being one of the first employers to employ our apprentices and also providing pro-bono legal services. They have also sponsored our fundraising Gala dinners in 2013 and 2015 and partnered with PWC to design a professional services pre-employment training programme with us.
Derwent London have employed City Gateway apprentices since 2013. Former apprentice Maruf is featured in his very own video. They have also supported our young people through employability and CV workshops.
Exiger is a proud supporter of the City Gateway Apprenticeship programme. Through employment with Exiger, City Gateway apprentices gain the training and skills that they need to launch successful professional careers.
EY have employed City Gateway apprentices since 2013 and provided business development support to our social enterprises.
Grant Thornton have employed City Gateway apprentices since 2012 and have given careers advice to young people. They have been finalists for the Mayor’s Fund for London Apprentice Employer of the year for their partnership with City Gateway.
ISG have employed City Gateway apprentices since 2011. They continue to support City Gateway financially through direct funding and employee fundraising challenges. Their employees also volunteer with service users to develop their skills and confidence.
The JPMorgan Chase Foundation
The JPMorgan Chase Foundation has been a significant supporter of City Gateway since 2012, providing significant funding to invest in the creation and development of the Family Support Model. During its first year, over 200 disadvantaged women and children benefitted from the Programme, receiving holistic support that addresses their individual and family needs, and Gateway Tots social enterprise was established.
London Stock Exchange Group
London Stock Exchange Group have employed City Gateway apprentices since 2013. LSEG built upon this experience by launching the ‘Gateway to the City’ Apprenticeship programme with City Gateway in January 2015, a apprenticeship scheme specially designed to give NEET young people the best chance to build a sustainable career in the financial sector. In June 2015 they launched a special fund for SMEs on their AIM market to employ City Gateway apprentices and raised fund through their AIM 20th Anniversary Gala.
Man Group have employed City Gateway apprentices since 2013. Their apprentice, Anthony, won our ‘Apprentice of the Year Award’ at our 2015 Gala. Man Group Charitable Trust are also providing funding for literacy and numeracy training, alongside volunteering and pro-bono support.
Metro Bank are the largest employer of City Gateway apprentices, having pledged to employ 150 apprentices during the Evening Standard's Ladder for London campaign in 2012. They have worked with us to develop bespoke courses and to volunteer with our young people to prepare them for successful careers in retail banking.
Old Mutual have employeed City Gateway apprentices since 2013.
PWC have employed City Gateway apprentices since 2012 and have supported us through employee fundraising and volunteering. Recently they have partnered with us and law firm Dentons to design a professional services pre-employment training programme for NEET young people.
Santander employed their first City Gateway apprentice in 2014 and have supported us by funding the delivery of money management and IAG workshops and Functional Skills Maths courses for 60 women living in poverty and exclusion, as well as bespoke curriculum development.
Savills have employed City Gateway apprentices since 2013 and sponsored the Achievement Awards at out 15th Anniversary Gala Dinner in 2015.
Societe Generale have employed City Gateway apprentices from our Women’s Project since 2013 and have supported our work through regular corporate volunteering sessions. You can watch this video about what volunteering with us means to them.
Standard Chartered have employed City Gateway apprentices since early 2012 and were the first to do so under new legislation requiring Apprenticeships to be a minimum of one year. They won "Best Apprenticeship Program" award at our 2014 Gala. They have supported City Gateway through corporate volunteering, and funding.
State Street have supported City Gateway through volunteering for many years. They provided seed funding for our social enterprises, Beauty Gateway in 2012 and Gateway Tots, (our nursery and early years provision) in 2014, with funding for nine local women to undertake Childcare Apprenticeships and build sustainable careers. In 2013 they sponsored our Inaugural Gala dinner.
SThree have employed apprentices since 2013, have volunteered with service users to boost their skills and have supported our core teams to upskill staff and grow capacity. Their apprentice Mokbul featured in a video produced in partnership with Helm Godfrey and Pimlico Plumbers for Apprenticeship Week 2015.
"Our experience of taking on Apprentices from City Gateway has been fantastic. They continue to shine, adding great value to our workforce."
Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, SThree
"I love interacting with the ladies and helping them learn something new, they are very willing to learn and is an absolute pleasure for me to be in a position where I can offer them some help."
"It's great to be here seeing the kids have fun."
"We have been impressed with the enthusiasm and commitment of the young people City Gateway works with."
Julia Game, School Leaver Schemes Leader
IBM UK Foundation - Early Professional Programmes IBM Traineeship Graduation