"Unlock The Gate to Success"

About Us

Gateway Community Training CIC:
Delivering pre-employability training and employer lead job opportunities to young and older people so that they can be economically self-sufficient and develop long life career plans and safer productive futures. This will create healthy and sustainable communities through access to vast network of partners and other third-party providers.

Gateway Community Training Target:
Ex-offenders to empower them with the knowledge that shapes and directs their business pathways, and other key groups Black and Ethnic Minority (‘BAME’) demographic who are furthest from the labour market; as well as low achieving school leavers; and adults with learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorder/Condition.
Gateway engage with young people who are in education or unemployed and those actively looking to access the world of work and provide careers intelligence and training to prepare them.

Gateway has successfully delivered Section 106 contracts and accredited and non-accredited construction training throughout London and has an extensive network of small and medium enterprises (SME’s) as well as links with national construction organisations.

These networks provide a ‘gateway’ to employment for our successful course participants.
For example, all of our participants who successfully gain a CSCS card and Level 1 Award in Health and Safety through our intensive training, will be guaranteed a job interview within the construction industry.

As experienced deliverers of pre-employability programmes, we aim to provide bespoke and holistic training to meet the needs of young people and prospective employers.

We are committed to improving the training experience and outcomes for our participants through accessibility, convenience, timely delivery and by correctly identifying the specific skills training that is demanded by potential employers.

Gateway’s USP (Unique Selling Point)

  • Deliver Construction specialise courses to allow participants immediate access onto construction sites (i.e. gaining a CSCS card)
  • Deliver employability training and support to improve access into employment
  • Deliver training within a specified time frame to take advantage of construction initiatives currently in progress, locally and nationally
  • Track and keep in contact with all are candidates well after the course for as long as they feel the need.

Moving on plan – learners can engage with our sister company Gateway Construction Training to do a Traineeship or Apprenticeship.

Leroy Joseph
Leroy Joseph Managing Director

Started his career as a qualified carpenter and joiner, with over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry.

Highly successful, self- motivated quality assurance professional that has a highly developed management and leadership style that is focused towards performance, quality and stakeholder satisfaction. Leroy has substantial experiences working in various operational/project and quality management roles within manufacturing, managed services, property services, education, security, customer services and the welfare to work sector. Strong leadership skills to drive continual improvements and enhancing cost efficiencies.

20 years of experience supporting adults and young people back into education, employment and training through self-development and advice and guidance. History of working with ex-offenders and people with drug and alcohol addictions as well as mental health. Knowledge of Youth Applied Positive Psychology and safeguarding.

Nicola Joseph - Operations Director
Nicola Joseph Operations Director

I have had an exciting career, working within varied industries with diverse people.
Which involve Prison Custody Officer, Ambulance Technician, Security, Schools, College and gained so many skills, such as Counselling, Weapon Awareness, First Response, and many others.

I have worked at Harris Academy Peckham, where I worked in the behaviour unit, referral unit and mentoring. Here I put an award programme together for students to reach their goals, I also took anger management after school lessons which included boxing and exercises.

I have worked at Southfields Academy within the 6th form. Here I put a virtual baby programme together, worked one to ones with students that was not achieving. Also started a Buddy group, where the older students assisted with the younger groups.

5 years ago, I started supporting my husband with the company. I interacted with the students, kept them on track regarding time keeping and with their learning.
I have since then gone onto running courses with London Probation, all women groups and mixed groups in Camden, Stratford, Mill Hill, and Islington Council.

I love watching our candidates evolve over the time spent with them and being part of their journey and being part of changing their lives around.

Paula Shaw Non-Executive Director

I have used my Careers Adviser qualifications to cultivate over a decade’s experience within the Criminal Justice system, both probation service delivery and custodial case management.

I have wealth of knowledge working with Charities and Social Enterprises, focused on the training and employment of people in and leaving prison.

At the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic I commenced a secondment to New Era Foundation, who are responsible for the management of The Divert project. This was established in 2013, to help young people achieve their full potential.
DIVERT addresses a gap in the statutory provision for young adults and is in operation in six London Metropolitan Police custody suites, with an objective to divert young adults between 18-25 years away from crime.
DIVERT Custody Intervention Coaches explain the numerous paths that the individual can be referred to and follow this with a long-term development plan to assist them in fulfilling their own goals. My role is to develop education, training and employment opportunities.

When I have time for hobbies and relaxation, I build period dolls houses, attend theatre and ballet performances.
I have bucket list of places I want to visit.