His Majesty the King awards the Iberdrola training scholarships for the development of ‘green employment’

His Majesty the King awards the Iberdrola training scholarships for the development of ‘green employment’

His Majesty the King, accompanied by the president of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán, has participated in a day of support for young talent and excellence, during which he has awarded the Scholarships corresponding to different training programs promoted by Iberdrola and its Foundation in Spain for 2023 -2024.

During the event, Galán had words of gratitude to His Majesty the King for presiding over this event with which “each year we add 1,300 young people to our effort to transform the energy sector, generate more industry and quality employment.” “We want to invite new generations to lead this change for the better and Iberdrola’s model can help achieve this,” he stated.

This morning, men and women who are examples of success in different fields have participated to share their experiences after training thanks to the promotion of the company with the Master’s scholarships and through the Impulsa Program, the School of Electricians, or through the agreement signed between the electric company and UNICEF. , among others.

Finally, the beneficiaries have collected from His Majesty the King the diploma that accredits the granting of the different aid created by Iberdrola to promote talent and excellence in the training of new generations.

These are the following programs:

  • Iberdrola International Master Scholarship Program: with the current call for Spain (9 scholarships); the United Kingdom (14 scholarships), Brazil, and Mexico, young people will boost their professional careers thanks to this line of financial aid. They will complete their postgraduate training at prestigious universities with future professional opportunities.
  • Postdoctoral Research Program ‘Energy for Future’ (11 scholarships) benefits postdoctoral researchers for five years who will develop their work on technologies associated with the energy transition (photovoltaic and wind energy, electric vehicles, energy storage, and smart grids) in collaboration with prestigious Universities in España, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the United States, and Mexico.
  • Fulbright Commission Scholarships (2 scholarships), a line of postgraduate scholarships in the United States in fields related to Iberdrola’s activities with energy, environment, and technology.
  • The Scholarships awarded in collaboration with the Carolina Foundation (10 scholarships), a postgraduate scholarship program at Universities in España for the expansion of studies of university graduates from Latin America in topics related to energy and climate change
  • Restoration Training and Research Scholarships with the Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao and El Prado (5 scholarships) for young restorers in these internationally renowned art galleries.

In addition, His Majesty the King has also awarded the diplomas to:

  • STEM promotion scholarships (5 scholarships) to develop young graduates or professionals so that they can have a positive impact on students from socioeconomically vulnerable backgrounds.
  • The ICAI Scholarship program (10 scholarships), aimed at financing university studies related to the energy sector for students with limited economic resources; and
  • Scholarships developed together with the Spanish Paralympic Committee (13 scholarships), aimed at facilitating the professional training of athletes for their labor integration once their career in sport ends.

Likewise, in a determined commitment by the Iberdrola group to promote young talent, 468 places have been offered in the three calls for its International Graduate Program (2021-2023). At this event, diplomas will also be awarded to 14 representatives of the group of graduates of the 2022 edition.

On the other hand, and as a sign of Iberdrola’s interest in training young people, in 2023 the company has incorporated 1,011 young trainees who have been able to take their first professional steps in a leading company in the energy sector and develop new skills and skills that will help them boost their future work.

In this sense, more than 30,000 young people have joined Iberdrola in the last decade, some of whom did so thanks to a scholarship and are already occupying relevant positions in the company.

In addition to the young beneficiaries of the scholarships, the event included the participation of the writer Espido Freire and the Spanish astronaut, Sara García Alonso. The event was attended by the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska; the ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in España, Hugh Elliot; the ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil in España, Orlando Leite, as well as members of the Board of Directors and directors of Iberdrola.

Iberdrola continues to have a driving effect on thousands of suppliers with its investments and purchases, of around 18,000 million euros, which support more than 400,000 jobs throughout its value chain. Furthermore, with this activity, it has continued to contribute to the public coffers with more than 9.3 billion euros in 2023. In the company, talent is promoted, attracted, identified, and managed in different processes and programs that it manages through its Foundation in España and its Talent area.