MSP Jamie Hepburn visited the Dykes of Gray village to meet the youngsters making a start to working life with Springfield Properties.
He met a variety of young workers who had been given an opportunity to develop their skills in work experience, permanent or temporary roles.
Mr Hepburn said: “I was delighted to visit Springfield Properties at its Dykes of Gray village development in Dundee and meet members of its workforce, including the modern apprentices.
“I welcomed hearing first-hand how Springfield’s innovative recruitment and training initiatives are providing employees with the right skills and training to meet current and future business needs.
“It was evident that recruiting and developing modern apprentices is key to Springfield’s recruitment strategy.
“This was demonstrated by its ambition to support 20% of its staff as apprentices or in further education.”
Joiner Michael Duff, who joined the company in 2012 as an apprentice, added: “The apprenticeship really helped bring the practical side of college to life for me.
“Working on site gave me a chance to use what I was learning and pick up tricks of the trade from experienced joiners.”