Are you a young person aged 16-18*?

Are you interested in an apprenticeship in IT or Business Administration?

Do you want to get your English and/or maths qualifications?

Do you want to start as soon as possible?

If your answer is ‘yes’, we can help you with our Route to Employment course.

Find out more below.

*Or up to 25 if you have an EHCP.


/ what is Route to Employment?

Our Route to Employment course is designed to give young people aged 16-18 all the skills, qualifications and experience you need to progress into a job, apprenticeship or further training. It covers three main areas:

    • Training. Giving you the sector specific skills you need to stand out to an employer – from the first impression given by your CV and cover letter through to what to wear at interview and how you will be expected to behave in a work environment.
    • Experience. Through our partnerships with employers, you will have the opportunity to go on employer visits, attend workshops, gain experience within an employer’s workplace and even have your own dedicated mentor to support you every step of the way.
    • Qualifications. You can achieve a vocational qualification in Business Administration, IT or work readiness. If you don’t have your maths and English, we can help you get them through our functional skills or GCSE retake course. If you already have your maths and English we will support you to further develop your skills in these areas specifically tailored to your choice of vocational course such as Business Administration or IT.

To find out more about our Route to Employment course and all the support available to you, click here >


/ when can you start?

We have regular vacancies available for when you’re ready to start. The most important thing to do now is complete our application form so one of our team can give you a call to discuss the next steps in more detail. We will then be able to guide you to the relevant Route to Employment course, which in turn will lead to you attending those all important interviews and starting that exciting job or apprenticeship.


/ are there any considerations?

Our Route to Employment course is aimed at young people aged 16-18 and is delivered at our dedicated hub based in East London. There are one or two things you need to consider before joining a course with City Gateway.

Read more about considerations here >


/ success stories

If you’re unsure what you want to do or where to start we can help with a bit of inspiration from two of our past trainees who have been in the same position as you.

Our apprentice Shayon secured a placement with NSPCC after attending City Gateway, and Adetayo secured an apprenticeship with the global law firm Dentons.

/ how to apply

If you’re 16–18 and want to take that first step towards a job or apprenticeship, you can apply by clicking on the button below.

It can be daunting starting something new but starting something new with a friend is far less nerve-wracking. Why not speak to your mates and see who else might be interested in signing up with you?

If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to ask, do give us a call or send us an email:

Call: 0203 727 6234



Refer a young person:

If you know a young person who could benefit from our support, please call us on 0203 727 6234 or complete our referral form here >

Within our coaching programme we run a project funded by Tower Hamlets called ReBuild Programme. This is aimed at individuals aged 16 – 24 meeting the specific project criteria. Find out more here >