Asia’s diverse talent pool – Indonesia [Ebook]

Stella Soon
Stella Soon
October 19, 2020

The Indonesia talent pool comprises 260 million young, high-potential talents. That means employers have many quality candidates to choose from.

Apart from its huge talent pool, Indonesia is also home to many qualified talents. What exactly makes the country’s talents such gems? Read to the end to download the full ebook and find out.

Stay tuned for part 2 and 3 of this ebook series about the talent pool in Vietnam and Taiwan.


In 2015, Indonesia had the 6th highest number of engineering, manufacturing, and construction graduates worldwide.

IT, education, manufacturing, construction are the top industries that university graduates want to work in.

But they’re also strong in non-tech fields. Business, commerce and finance, and the social sciences are the most popular fields of study among university students.

High English proficiency of the Indonesia talent pool

Indonesia is ranked #13 in Asia for English proficiency.  In particular, students in Jakarta and Yogyakarta are strong in English.

In the EF English Proficiency Index for Schools (2019), secondary & tertiary students in Jakarta scored 52.58. Students in Yogyakarta scored 54.46. The average score in Asia was 53.

This makes Indonesia an ideal place to hire offshore talent. And one way to hire offshore talent is through Glints TalentHub.

Glints TalentHub is an end-to-end offshoring initiative by Glints to help Singapore companies expand their teams.

Related: Offshore to Indonesia: A Guide to Growth Beyond Singapore

Demographics of Indonesian talent

Glints has a pool of young professional talent in Indonesia. They hail from tech and non-tech industries.

Those with technical background are mostly software engineers, data scientists, and engineers. Majority have 0-2 years of job experience.

Meanwhile, those from non-technical backgrounds are mainly business development and media & communications university graduates. Most of them have 1-3 years of experience.

Indonesia is a talent goldmine for companies to tap on. Glints TalentHub can connect you with top Indonesian talent to unlock new growth for your company.

Download the ebook to find out more about this talent pool and how offshoring to Indonesia can help your company!

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