EDP Trainee Program: class 2019

EDP Trainee Program

The world is filled with impossible ideas!

We believe our trainees can help us make ours possible.

Welcome to our world of Possibilities!

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

After a fun, intense and rigorous recruitment process, in September 2018, EDP has gathered up a group of 30 trainees for the class of 2019 that will help us turn impossible ideas into possible.

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

About the Program

  • 14 months of duration with full immersion in the daily activities of our business.
     
  • Investment on our Trainees Development: Onboarding (2 months), on the job training, thematic round tables, business challenges and individual career counselling during all the Program duration.
     
  • 2 Job Rotations (6 + 6 months) that offer a real multicultural exposure: possibility of an international experience during one of the rotations in one of our global locations.
     
  • High retention rate by the end of the Program: >90% of our Trainees from the last edition were invited to stay and keep doing the amazing work they started during the Program.

Our Trainees

EDP Trainee Program class of 2019 is composed by 30 trainees, 15 women and 15 men, from 11 nationalities, chosen from 5.110 candidates.

Their academic background goes from aerospace, electric power and physics engineering to computer science, renewable energies or business administration.

Here is the class of 2019!

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What Trainees say about the Program

Here are some testimonies of EDP's trainees from past editions.

 

It’s one of the best opportunities you’ll find in today’s market to jumpstart your career after you finish your studies. It’s a challenge, for sure, but one that will make you grow as a professional at an exponential rate, mostly due to the many different experiences you’ll face. I believe it’s one of the best programs of its kind and one that will allow you to learn on the job and in formal training situations. Beatriz Mendes


 

Being a trainee is having the ability to rapidly alter themes and environments whilst maintaining the necessary resilience to deliver “everything” while not knowing a thing. Is being able to use ignorance as a “question machine gun” and call almost everything into question. Is having the will to discover and the ability to add value. Bernardo Vala


 

Throughout this incredible journey I have learnt a lot with all the projects I’ve had the opportunity to work on and have been encouraged not only to share my own ideas but also been given the chance to implement them. I have met the most professional and kind people, who are always willing to collaborate and share their knowledge and experience. Catarina Arroz


 

With lots of new chunks of knowledge in my bag, a set of amazing colleagues I’ve met and some very good friends, I come to the end of the program with the feeling of having built a small periscope, metaphorically speaking: being able to see what is happening in a more transversal way, in all directions. And it is just the beginning. So, how did it feel? Thrilling, Welcoming, Challenging. Eduardo Boratto


Watch the videos!

1. Just arriving

Gabriele Catalano is from Milan and has just arrived to Lisbon for the EDP Trainee Program Onboarding. Ramon Gomes, an ex-trainee, received him at the airport.

2. Onboarding Kick off

We kicked off the onboarding of EDP's trainees class of 2019 with two unique days at Castelo de Bode Dam where they got to bond, know each other better and exchange (im)possible ideas for their future. The third day was back at EDP's headquarters in Lisbon for an insighful session about the company and its mission with the presence of António Mexia, EDP's CEO.

3. The World Trainees

First stop: Paris!

During the last months we have accompanied our trainees around the world! We wanted to know what your day-to-day lives are and the challenges in the different companies and geographies where we operate. Meet the world of opportunities we provide for our trainees.

Second stop: Boston!

This time we went to meet Rudolph and his experience at EDP in Boston.

Second stop: Oviedo!

We walked the streets of Oviedo, with Íñigo Díaz Ubieta who went to EDP Spain to work on topics such as Electric Mobility. Learn more in the following video.