edp trainee program 2021/22
Frequently Asked Questions

Go ahead and apply until 11:59 pm (GMT) on October 24th, 2021

Do you have any questions?

Explore more information and details of the Program. If there is still something you need to clarify with us, please contact us through the email address edptraineeprogram@thekeytalent.com, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Why does EDP have a Trainee Program?

Each edition is a new opportunity for us to invite young talents from all over the world to join an outstanding Group and be an active part of one of the most compelling Trainee Programs in the market.

In order to achieve all of our goals, we intend to attract diverse talent with high potential through the various professional opportunities we create. Right now, at EDP, we are undergoing a period of deep transformation that will open a world of possibilities. Our 3D challenges are Decarbonization, by generating cleaner energy, Digitalization, by transforming us into a more digital utility and Downstream, by empowering consumers in our value chain.

Through the EDP Trainee Program, we will give new talents the tools to develop themselves professionally and personally. They will also have the chance to get to know and influence different business areas and, in most cases, have an international mobility experience.

Does the EDP Trainee Program look for any specific profile?

We're looking for more than technical skills and academic knowledge. We're looking for people who want to put their ambition and talent at play. If you want to be part of EDP and help us create a greener future, Go ahead!

We want to meet you.

Will you ask me about my grades?

Yes, we will ask you about your grade point average. This is information that we need to collect but it is not a key point in your application. For us a person is much more than the grade point average, she/he is the sum of multiple aspects. Nevertheless, since this is an element of reference and each country has a different grading system, we provide a table where you can see the equivalency of your grades to the Portuguese system. This way you can choose the correct option!

You can consult the comparison of grading systems, HERE.

Will you ask me about my level of English? If so, how can I verify which is my level?

Yes, we are present in several parts of the world, which makes English fundamental. To make it easier for you and to guarantee that you know which level better describes you, we provide a small table with the description of each level. This applies not only to English but to any other languages, as we would love to know more about your communication skills!

Consult the table of CEFR levels, HERE.

    As EDP is a Portuguese company, do I need to know Portuguese before applying?

    No, it is not mandatory for you to know Portuguese to apply to EDP Trainee Program.

    Is the EDP recruitment process inclusive?

    To attract different profiles we created a flexible and inclusive recruitment process to the different needs of our candidates. If you have any special need, you only have to share with us this information during the application (on the application forms).

    Can I already know what will be the main moments of the Recruitment Process?

    The online application phase opens on September 20 and closes on October 24, but for you, it starts from the moment that you submit your application! After this, if you meet the criteria, in a couple of days you will be asked to do the Online Assessment and then if you pass this phase, shortly you will be invited to do a video interview. Once we’ve made our decision, those who we want to know better will be notified and invited to an Assessment Day.

    A few weeks later, the selected candidates will be interviewed again, this time by people from the different Business Areas of the company. Please bear in mind that everyone will receive feedback, regardless if they progress from one phase to the next or not, so keep an eye on your e-mail!

    If you are successful by the end of this process and every parties involved feel it’s a match, you will be invited to start this incredible journey with us by February 2022!

    Do I receive a salary during the EDP Trainee Program?

    Yes, as a Trainee you will receive a competitive monthly base salary plus a food allowance! In addition, you will get benefits such as health insurance. Also, we will cover your travel expenses related to your possible international job rotations, in accordance to the company international mobility policy.

    Can I expect to stay at EDP once the program ends?

    Yes, that is the main goal of the EDP Trainee Program. We invest to retain as we want you to continue your professional path with us!

    Who do I contact if I have questions that were not answered here?

    If you can’t find your question answered here feel free to send us an email to edptraineeprogram@thekeytalent.com, and we will answer you as soon as we can.

    I would like to apply for this program, but I have a special requirement.

    As a socially responsible company, we incorporate the principles of diversity, inclusion and equity into our values and practices. Just indicate this information in the application form and, after filling it out, we will contact you to support.