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Avangrid Named Handshake Early Talent Award Winner

Avangrid Named Handshake Early Talent Award Winner

Recognition celebrates the country’s best employers for Gen Z employees looking to launch and expand their careers

ORANGE, Conn. — May 15, 2024 — Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a leading sustainable energy company and a member of the Iberdrola Group, announced today that it has earned a 2024 Handshake Early Talent Award (ETA). This recognition celebrates the country’s best employers for Gen Z employees (college students to 26-year-olds) looking to launch and expand their careers. 

“Recruiting early career talent is essential for our long-term success,” said Pedro Azagra, Avangrid CEO. “Early career professionals bring fresh perspectives and innovative ideas, they contribute to a more diverse workforce, and they create a pipeline of future leaders. We are honored to earn this award from Handshake and look forward to continuing to expand our recruitment efforts and cultivate relationships with job seekers.”

Handshake is a top job platform for early career job seekers used by college students and recent graduates. Now in their fourth year, the ETAs celebrate the best employers that are driving positive career outcomes and standing out with emerging talent. Winners are chosen for their brand resonance, engaging effectively, actively participating in career fairs and recruitment events, and maintaining year-round relationships with students. 

Avangrid is one of a select group in its industry to be recognized out of 900,000+ employers using Handshake. Specifically, Avangrid shined in events, receiving three times more RSVPs on average than winning companies in the industry, and in career fairs, receiving a perfect score by filling all one-on-one sessions. Avangrid also scored 7% higher than the winning company average on early identification messaging, highlighting the company’s dedication to building relationships over time. 

This is the second time this year that Avangrid has been recognized for its early career programs. In January, Avangrid was selected among the Top 50 Midsize Early Career Programs by RippleMatch for the company’s Internship and Global Graduate program.

About Avangrid

About Avangrid: Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $44 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, Avangrid has two primary lines of business: networks and renewables. Through its networks business, Avangrid owns and operates eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Through its renewables business, Avangrid owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. Avangrid employs approximately 8,000 people and has been recognized by JUST Capital in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 as one of the JUST 100 companies – a ranking of America’s best corporate citizens. In 2024, Avangrid ranked first among utilities and 12 overall. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2024 for the sixth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. Avangrid is a member of the group of companies controlled by Iberdrola, S.A. For more information, visit


About Iberdrola: Iberdrola is one of the world's biggest energy companies and a leader in renewables, spearheading the energy transition to a low carbon economy. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries. With a focus on renewable energy, smart networks and smart solutions for customers, Iberdrola’s main markets include Europe (Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy and Greece), the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. The company is also present in growth markets such as Japan, Taiwan, Ireland, Sweden and Poland, among others.

With a workforce of nearly 40,000 and assets in excess of €141.7 billion, across the world, Iberdrola helps to support 400,000 jobs across its supply chain, with annual procurement of €12.2 billion. A benchmark in the fight against climate change, Iberdrola has invested more than €130 billion over the past two decades to help build a sustainable energy model, based on sound environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.

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