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Last Updated: 02 October 2023

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

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:
  • A passion for working with young people, especially in guiding them on their education and career pathways.
  • An open and positive mindset. You should also be encouraging in nature, flexible and culturally sensitive.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong collaborative and time management skills.
  • Ability to develop systems and structures.
  • At least 5 years of work experience with good industry knowledge, experience in education, or both. Prior knowledge and experience in career counselling would be an advantage.
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 application processing, candidates may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical examination.

Application and selection process

Applications are currently closed. If you would like to be informed of the next recruitment exercise, you can register your interest with us.