Recruiting via multiple platforms,
individual counseling

The IfT Institut für Talententwicklung is giving information about companies, academies, universities and institutions to students and sets up individual, professional interviews.

Personal speech

Direct and credible

Potential apprentices and (dual) students are approached by IfT staff in about 4,500 schools in topics of career choice and vocational training. Job-oriented information is directly conveyed and handed over to the young people in workshops lasting for one or more hours.

Building on this, the IfT organizes around 100 educational fairs every year. These focus on the well-prepared, binding dialogue between young people and representatives of companies, universities, (technical) colleges and institutions.

The forums are:

  • Trade fairs for training+study: vocatium and nordjob
  • Parents+student days: parentum
  • Education fair for adults:

Information through multiple pieces of media

Amplifying responses

  • ‚ÄòChancen‚Äô-guides (75 regional editions, with a total of 450,000 copies)
  • Flyers for parentum
  • Serious Game (job orientation app) vocatium2go/nordjob2go
  • Letters for parents
  • Advertisement in daily and weekly newspapers
  • Social media (e.g. Facebook )
  • Our homepage
  • Built in is a search engine with thousands of offerings concerning vocational trainings and studies

Fairs for training+study

Scheduled and spontaneous contacts

At nordjob and vocatium fairs, students get into contact with professionals who already had training / did studies in the fields of expertise that are of interest for students. In lectures and individual interviews students get informed and might find their future profession. There are around 75 nordjob and vocatium fairs annually. Here you can find the application.


Watch a short
movie about the fair

Gain a comprehensive insight

Our movie about the vocatium and nordjob fairs gives you an impressum on how they work.

Job orientation days
for parents+students

The possibility to address the parents as well

Parents are important counselors when it comes to finding the proper profession for their children. At parentum events parents get support in finding a vocation for their children together with their children. Duration of parentum events is 4 hours each, weekdays from 3 – 7 pm or Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm. Here you can find the application.


Education fair for

The forum for adults who want to continue their education

Whether jobs, seminar, training, postgraduate studies, starting up a business – the fair shows many opportunities for vocational education and development and make the right contacts.

The forums for:

  • Companies with training concepts
  • Vocational schools
  • Universities
  • Business start-up consulting (including succession planning)
  • Economical and regional promotion

Here you can find the application.

Fair profiles

All fairs and information at a glance


Internships, Trainings & Studies

Training & study search!

The following search mask will help you find companies, universities and institutions that offer internships, gap years, trainings and courses of studies. There are also some associations and initiatives that offer social internships.

More offers

The IfT Institut für Talenentwicklung supports schools with various media and offerings in the design of job-oriented teaching. The goal: young people who make their career choices in a well-founded way. Some examples:

Mentors projects

Mentor projects

Professionals from the vocational world accompany your children on the way of their their career choice and application to companies or universities.



Under the motto "me&us ‚– Commitment for the world of tomorrow", the IfT organizes workshops and forums for voluntary involvement of young people in the areas of social, cultural, sports, science and politics.

TALENTUM Conferences

TALENTUM Conferences

At TALENTUM conferences in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt (Main), current aspects of career orientation are put up for discussion.

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