Talent Check Berlin

Vocational orientation meets talent show

The world of showbusiness is Talent Check Berlin’s underlying theme. It’s all about showcasing your hidden talents!

‘Which career path should I choose? What am I really good at? And which professions are out there?’ Talent Check Berlin addresses these questions. 8th grade students start their vocational orientation here. For the joint project of the the Senate Department for Education, Youth, and Family, the Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit), and the IHK Berlin (Chamber of Industry and Commerce), we converted former offices in Berlin’s district Charlottenburg in a talent show format.

The spotlight cone leitmotiv

‘It’s all about you, you are the centre of attention’ – the spotlight cone represents this leitmotiv. Spotlights and flashing lights combined with a modern colour concept of yellow, grey-black and silver run through all areas of the Talent Check and immerse the students in the experience.

Already in the hallway of the Talent Check, some highlights are waiting to be discovered by the students.
Moderators accompany the young people through the Talent Check.
Classes can relax in the break rooms. Lightcases provide storage space and also serve as seating.
The career choice test of the Federal Employment Agency was creatively integrated into the show concept.
The classes take the BA test in a quiet part of the building.
Partition walls protect the modular computer workstations so that everyone can work in a concentrated manner.

Vocational orientation

During their five-hour stay, the young participants first complete the detailed career choice test developed by the Federal Employment Agency in a talent show setting. Then, practical tests await them at the heart of the Talent Check. At these stations, which we developed, the students interactively discover their talents and abilities. Within the framework of a moderated talent show, they compete in four fields with a total of six psychologically measurable test games in 45 minutes. In between, short film portraits of people and their individual career paths illustrate the connection to the professional world.




You’ve got talent! - The ‘TalenTier’ animal

The game results are recorded on a chip card and then evaluated. Since the skills discovered in the practice checks such as dexterity, a good memory and problem-solving abilities can also be attributed to certain animals, we designed ‘TalenTier’ creatures for the test evaluation. At the end of the visit, each student is presented with a personal TalenTier embodying the individual’s two biggest talents.

Interested teachers are welcome to register their school class for the Talent Check Berlin at


Conception and scenography

  • Development of dramaturgy and main idea
  • Content development and exhibition conception
  • Media conception and storyboarding
  • Development of interactive exhibits

Design and planning

  • Exhibition design and planning
  • Development of a Corporate Design
  • Graphics and guidance systems
  • Exhibits and furniture

Project management and implementation

  • Implementation as General Contractor
  • Project management (all phases)
  • Conception of a trial run
  • Production supervision and cost management
  • Content management and content production

Project information

  • Client: Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Familie
  • Execution period 05/2019 – Summer 2021
  • Exhibition area: 1.400 sqm
  • Service phases: 1-9 HOAI

Contact person

Astrid Dreßel

Project Management