Last Updated: 20 October 2021

Education and Career Guidance (ECG) Counsellor

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 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.

Application and selection process

Key dates

12 to 25 October 2021


Submit your application through Careers@Gov from Tuesday, 12 October to Monday, 25 October 2021. After submitting, you may periodically check the status of your application via the portal.

For applicants who are facing issues submitting your application through the Careers@Gov portal, please contact us at for assistance.

November 2021


If shortlisted, you will be required to attend an interview and complete a presentation task. We will notify you of the interview details by Monday, 22 November 2021. 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 February 2022

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 February 2022. 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.