We want to ensure you have the very best chance of securing a job or apprenticeship. That’s why we will spend time with you to get you ready to ace those interviews.

Depending on your current experience, we will advise you which of our Route to Employment courses you will go on. They range from 2 to 20 weeks.

When:

3 days per week (5 days when on work
placement)

Duration:

Up to 12 – 20 weeks incl. minimum 2 weeks work placement

Achievement:

City Gateway ‘work ready’ certified
Up to level 2 Functional Skills in English and/or maths
Employability skills

Progression:

Into City Gateway Talent Pool to secure job or apprenticeship
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route to employment fasttrack

When:

2 days per week (5 days when on work placement)

Duration:

4 weeks followed by minimum 2 weeks work placement

Achievement:

City Gateway ‘work ready’ certified
Employability skills
Completed work placement (min. 2 weeks)

Progression:

Into City Gateway Talent Pool to secure job or apprenticeship
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route to employment masterclass

When:

2 days per week (5 days when on work placement)

Duration:

2 weeks followed by minimum 2 weeks work placement

Achievement:

City Gateway ‘work ready’ certified
Completed work placement
Guaranteed access to interview for jobs or apprenticeships

Progression:

Interviewed and/or secured a paid job or apprenticeship
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/ additional support

We can offer you a range of additional support while you are with us.

Whichever Route to Employment course is right for you, you will be supported throughout by our coaching team. Their sole aim is to help you achieve your potential, whether that’s by giving you personal support, coaching you through your interviews, or checking in on how you’re getting on once you’ve secured your job or apprenticeship. Hear more from our coaches in this short film >

You may be eligible for financial support to help cover costs for travel, food, interview clothes, data/IT, housing/accommodation, personal hygiene, emergency funding and childcare. You can speak to a member of staff about this as part of your enrolment so we can get support set up as soon as possible for you.

Did you know your learning experience can be personalised to your way of thinking? We have partnered with Cognassist, whose Neurodiversity Assessment tool will help identify just how your mind works and identify any potential areas of support you have so we can personalise your learning and help you to achieve your goals. Click here to find out more.

Are you interested in the world of digital? We have teamed up with The Digital Nomad Project to offer City Gateway learners an exciting opportunity to develop their digital skills alongside their Route to Employment programme. By completing both courses you will gain the skills, qualifications and expertise to help you explore the possibility of working in the digital industry. For more information click here >

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