The first recruits to a new scheme designed to help tackle youth unemployment in Dundee have started work.
20 apprentices were recently recruited by BT to work in the city's customer contact department.
They have now finished their training and the firm is looking to fill a further 40 positions by the end of the year.
The aim is to tackle youth unemployment and develop a core group of young workers who can develop careers within the business.
Andrew Bailey, BT manager, said: "We're seeing a lot of people wanting to have a different kind of apprencticeship skill, also traditionally it's an engineering apprencticeship and that's how an apprencticesship was seen.
"What we're offering is the opportunity for a customer service apprencticeship which brings you into a call centre environment but then take you into management, leadership and coaching as well so it offers a real raft of opportunities together with joining a big national employer as well."
BT worked closely with Dundee City Council to build relationships with local educational establishments and employment organisations and attract high-calibre candidates to the recruitment process.