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Last Updated: 28 May 2024

Education and Career Guidance (ECG) Counsellor / Education and Career Coach (EC)

Help students at schools, polytechnics and ITE explore their strengths, interest and aspirations. Learn more about the role and how to apply.

Roles and responsibilities

You will help students discover their strengths, interests and aspirations. These students may be from secondary schools, junior colleges and centralised institution (JC/CI) as well as Post-Secondary Education Institutions (PSEIs) (i.e. polytechnics and Institutes of Technical Education (ITEs)).

You will guide them in making informed plans and decisions for their education and career through individual and group counselling or coaching sessions and workshops.

You will also work closely with teachers, parents and other partners from relevant agencies and various industries to monitor developments and design appropriate guidance programmes.


You should have:

  • At least 5 years of working experience.
  • Good industry knowledge and/ or experience in education and career counselling would be an advantage.
  • Passion for working with young people, especially in guiding them on their education and career pathways.
  • An open-minded mindset, be flexible and exhibit cultural sensitivity in managing different profiles of stakeholders.
  • A positive and encouraging nature.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and networking skills.
  • Strong collaborative and time management skills.
  • Ability to develop systems and structures.
While the ECG Counsellor/ EC Coach role is a rewarding one, it also comes with expectations and demands at work. Applicants should have the fitness and resilience required to engage students safely and carry out their duties effectively. As part of the application processing, candidates may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical examination.

Application and selection process

Key dates

Saturday, 25 May to Sunday, 16 June 2024


Submit your application through Careers@Gov from Saturday, 25 May 2024 to Sunday, 16 June 2024. After submitting, you may periodically check the status of your application via the portal.

July 2024


If shortlisted, you will be required to attend an interview and complete a presentation task. We will notify you of the interview details by Friday, 19 July 2024. The presentation topic will be provided before the interview.

If you do not hear from us by then, you can assume that your application is unsuccessful.

Medical examination

As part of the processing of your application, you will be required to undergo a medical examination that will be fully paid by MOE. You will be provided with instructions regarding the medical examination.

Undergoing the medical examination does not indicate that you have been selected for appointment.
From December 2024

Assumption of duty

Should you clear the necessary selection components and are selected, you will be invited to attend an appointment briefing. If you accept the offer of employment, you are expected to assume duty from December 2024.

Preparatory training in education and career guidance will be provided after you have accepted the offer of employment.

If your application is unsuccessful, we will inform you through email. You can also check your application status anytime through Careers@Gov.

  • The above timeline is indicative.
  • In general, you can expect to hear from us within 4 weeks after the applications close. If there is a high volume of applications, you will receive an update on your application status within 6 weeks after the applications close.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.