International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS)

Established in 1998, the International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) is the leading international research centre in the field of career and career guidance. Its research addresses how people develop their careers in complex modern societies and what kinds of interventions and approaches can be used to enable people to build successful careers and find their way to the good life.

Our aims

The iCeGS aims to work closely with a range of clients and funders to undertake research that meets their organisational or programme needs. We are interested in interventions that take place in schools, further and higher education and the labour market in public and private sectors.

The Centre undertakes a broad range of activities that inform the development of national services including:

The iCeGS also undertakes blue skies research that examines the theoretical and conceptual basis of career and career guidance.  

The Centre has extensive experience in responding to tenders and working to briefs as well as an ability to generate creative research projects that anticipate emerging needs.

Research Centre Team

International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) Annual Review

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The Centre is committed to providing dynamic and innovative solutions to support organisations and individuals to develop.

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iCeGS: 25th Anniversary

In 2023, iCeGS celebrated 25 years of research.

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If you are interested in joining this research centre, want to find out more or are interested in applying for a PhD in this area, please contact Professor Siobhan Neary.