• The event was attended by representatives of the company, the Polytechnic University of São Paulo (Poli-USP) and the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM)

ACCIONA has strengthened its alliance with the Polytechnic School of the Polytechnic University of São Paulo (Poli-USP) and the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) after a ceremony held on the USP campus in the presence of authorities from both universities, as well as professionals from the company.

The event was attended by more than 50 young professionals from the company who are part of iXPA, a programme in which participants act as trainees on ACCIONA sites, while also having the opportunity to attend an international postgraduate course at the UPM and develop a career in projects. In addition, the agreement with USP allowed us to explore partnerships such as the participation of trainees in the first edition of a refresher course in Megaproject Management offered by USP.

During the ceremony, ACCIONA's Country Director in Brazil, André De Angelo, highlighted the relevance of this agreement between the universities and the company, aimed not only at improving the knowledge and skills of the participants, but also at boosting socio-economic progress and sustainable development. He also highlighted that Brazil is currently a centre of attraction for young talent, and the company has reinforced its objective of creating a robust platform (HUB) for the development and growth of a new generation of professionals.

The ceremony was also attended by Reinaldo Giudici, director of the USP Polytechnic School; Marcio Lobo Netto, coordinator of the International Relations Committee of the USP Polytechnic School (CRInt POLI-USP); Pablo Félix del Cueto, head of Talent and Knowledge Applied to Business at ACCIONA; María Castroviejo, director of Organisation, Talent and Wellbeing of ACCIONA in Brazil; Isabel Ortiz, professor at UPM and Marly Monteiro de Carvalho, professor in the Department of Production Engineering at USP's Polytechnic School.

The alliance represents a significant milestone for the institutions involved and for the development of young talent, with the aim of promoting excellence in the management of the projects carried out by the company in Brazil.



The iXPA programme offers a differentiated opportunity in the market, providing specialised training in project management and international experience in large companies. Of the 50 young people who participated in the last edition of the program, at least seven have secured placements on key ACCIONA projects in Australia, with other participants exploring opportunities in a range of markets. The opportunity demonstrates the company's ongoing commitment to investing in talent development and fostering a culture of excellence and innovation around the world.

Currently, 60% of the young talent involved in the construction of Line 6-Orange of the São Paulo metro, a project run by ACCIONA, are women. Notably, 90% of these women come from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines, underlining gender inclusion in the workplace.

ACCIONA, in its ongoing commitment to academic excellence and the training of highly qualified professionals, seeks to establish strategic alliances with the world's leading universities. These institutions include USP, ranked as the best institution of higher education in Brazil, and UPM, which ranks sixth in the world ranking of universities in civil engineering. This approach underlines ACCIONA's strong determination to collaborate with leading institutions to drive innovation and sustainable development.