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The 2017-2018 scholarship programme begins


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The EDP Foundation scholarship programme is underway. 175 students from the University of Oviedo, from more than 30 specialities, joined EDP this week to carry out training practices during the 2017-2018 year.

The reception for students took place on Wednesday at the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, in Oviedo. The programme was presented by the Vice-Chancellor of Students, Elisa Miguélez, and the director of the EDP Foundation, Nicanor Fernández. The presentation was also attended by Blanca Balduque, a former scholarship holder, who described her experience in the scholarship programme last year.

During the welcome event, the students received training sessions on the EDP Group’s activities and the policies that it has adopted in various fields, such as information security, the environment and occupational health and safety. In addition, the students learned the destinations where they will carry out their training, covering different areas and facilities of the company.

The EDP Foundation has allocated a million euros to this training programme. After the scholarship application period, the University of Oviedo selected 175 students from 33 specialities from various faculties and schools, as well as students who are studying a master's degree. Qualifications include electrical engineering, commerce and marketing, chemistry, economics and law.

Each scholarship has a duration of six months, which can be extended. Work experience will be carried out under the supervision of tutors, who will train students. For the vast majority, joining EDP is their first contact with the world of work.

In addition to the agreement with the University of Oviedo, the EDP Foundation has agreements with other Spanish universities and schools to encourage the training of more students in the different work facilities and centres that the company has in other communities. Thus, every year more than 40 students join work centres in Madrid, Cantabria, the Basque Country, Andalusia, Murcia, Galicia, Aragon, Catalonia, Navarre and Valencia.

The objective of the EDP Foundation scholarship programme is to promote practical training at EDP for students from the University of Oviedo. This is the university's most outstanding internship plan, as well as one of the most important initiatives developed by the Foundation itself. Since its launch in 1984, more than 100 people who have taken part in the programme have been incorporated into the EDP Group workforce in Spain.

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