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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

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: Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $45 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 as one of the JUST 100 companies – a ranking of America’s best corporate citizens – in 2024 for the fourth consecutive year. 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 Handshake: Handshake’s mission is to democratize access to opportunity, and Handshake is the best place to start or accelerate a career—no connections, experience, or luck required. Our community includes 15M+ students and young alumni from 1,500+ educational institutions, including four-year colleges, community colleges, boot camps, and 300+ minority-serving institutions. We connect emerging talent with 900K+ employers—from Fortune 500 companies to thousands of public school districts, healthcare systems, nonprofits, and more.


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