Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) held an event in London, the United Kingdom, to scout and attract Indonesian young talented diaspora, who are currently working or studying abroad, to work in Indonesia.

Minister of SOEs Erick Thohir reiterated that in order to transform its SOEs, Indonesia needs to have its best young talents willing to become development agents by working in SOEs, with the end goal of boosting the country's economy.

"I have seen many Indonesian students making achievements abroad. They have enormous potential, so I hope they will return and contribute to Indonesia," he noted in a statement received here on Monday.

Minister Thohir expressed belief that the Indonesian students possess a global outlook and set of skills that can help SOEs expedite their transformation.

Meanwhile, the ministry's deputy for human resource, technology, and information, Tedi Bharata, stated that Indonesian SOEs are currently working on various strategic projects in various sectors. Hence, SOEs are in need of quality young talents, he remarked.

"We need quality young talents to join us in advancing Indonesia," he affirmed.

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The event, called BUMN (SOEs) Career Day, was held on Friday (October 6) to provide Indonesian students in the UK with information on careers in SOEs as well as opportunities to participate in walk-in interviews.

The end goal of the event is to attract more Indonesian students to return to Indonesia and start their career in SOEs.

It should be noted that the government has been granting numerous scholarships to Indonesian students to study abroad, in the hopes of them returning home after completing their studies to contribute to their homeland. Hence, the event was an effort to realize that hope.

The BUMN Career Day event is also expected to facilitate Indonesian students in the UK to find promising career opportunities in Indonesia.

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Translator: Maria C, Tegar Nurfitra
Editor: Yuni Arisandy Sinaga
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