Last Updated: 26 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

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