Are you looking for a job or an apprenticeship?

Are you a young person aged 16 – 24 years?

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

Do you want to work in IT or Business Administration?

Do you want to start as soon as possible?

If your answer is ‘yes’, and you currently work less than 16 hours, then City Gateway is the right place for you.

what do we do?

We have a range of jobs and apprenticeship opportunities paying up to the London Living Wage, which is currently £11.95 per hour, in Business Administration and IT.

We can help you secure one of these great opportunities through our Route to Employment courses which give you sector specific skills and experience. If you need them, we can also help you get your maths and/or English Functional Skills level 2.

Check out our current apprenticeship and job opportunities here >


/ what is Route to Employment?

There are 3 main elements to our Route to Employment courses, all of them ensuring you are ready to, and successful in, gaining your maths and/or English and securing a job or apprenticeship.

    • 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. Nothing can better prepare you for the work environment than submerging yourself in it. Our short sector specific work placement will give you the opportunity to put your training to the test and experience the world of work first hand. Impress and you could be offered a job or apprenticeship off the back of your placement!
    • Qualifications. If you don’t have your maths and English, we can help you get them through our functional skills course. If you already have your maths and English we will support you to further develop your skills in these areas specifically tailored to working in a Business Administration/IT role. And to make sure you are completely equipped for employment, we will also ensure you have the necessary digital skills employers are looking for in the people they hire.

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?

We work with young people aged 16-24 from 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 has 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 16–24 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, they may be covered in our frequently asked questions or if not do give us a call or send us an email:

Call: 0203 727 6234



If you would like to refer a young person, please click here >

Within our coaching programme we run a project funded by the European Social Fund called Outreach NEET. This is aimed at individuals aged 16 -24 meeting the specific project criteria. Find out more here >