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The EDP Foundation grant holders receive their diplomas

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Education and Research

07.26.2019

The students from Oviedo University who are taking part in the Martín González del Valle grant programme have received recognition of the practical training that they have carried out during this academic year. The rector of Oviedo University, Santiago García Granda, and the CEO of the EDP Foundation, Vanda Martins, presented the students with the diplomas that accredit that they have successfully completed their internships at the energy company. The event took place in the Main Lecture Hall in the University Historical Building.

In the current academic year (2018/2019) the EDP Foundation has allocated a million Euros to the programme through which 155 grants have been granted. The students, who began their training in October, carry out their practical training at various workplaces and areas belonging to the company. As a result, for example, there are students at power plants in Aboño and Soto de Ribera, at the corporate headquarters in Oviedo, at the electrical substation in la Corredoria or at the one in Roces, in Gijón.

The EDP Foundation grants, which are a result of the agreement signed with Oviedo University, are paid and last for six months. During this time they complete curricular and extracurricular periods of training. Each of the grant holders is assigned a tutor, who helps and supervises their work.

This academic year students from more than 30 specialities joined the programme, including the degrees in Company Administration and Management and various courses taught at the Polytechnic School of Engineering in Gijón.

For the students, this grant programme represents their first contact with the world of business. Right from the very first day they join work teams and take part in different projects.

With this programme, EDP reinforces its close collaboration with the university community, as part of its commitment to encouraging talent and knowledge.

As well as the agreement with Oviedo University, the EDP Foundation has also signed agreements with other Spanish universities and schools to promote the training of more students at the different facilities and workplaces that the company has in other communities. As a result of this, more than 40 students are carrying out practical training in Madrid, Cantabria, the Basque Country, Andalusia, Murcia, Galicia, Aragon, Navarre and the Autonomous Community of Valencia.

The EDP Foundation Grant Programme aims to provide practical training at EDP for students from Oviedo University. This is the leading work placement scheme at the University and one of the most important initiatives run by the Foundation. Since it was set up in 1983, over 100 people who took part in the programme have gone on to join the workforce of the EDP Group in Spain.

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