- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- the ability to work well with others
- sensitivity and understanding
- excellent verbal communication skills
- the ability to come up with new ways of doing things
- the ability to work on your own
- customer service skills
- active listening skills
- knowledge of manufacturing production and processes
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
Your day-to-day tasks may include:
- talking to customers about their needs and helping them choose flowers and plants
- taking orders in person, on the phone and online
- keeping flowers in perfect condition
- preparing arrangements for weddings, celebrations and funerals
- learning floristry skills like wiring and presentation
- giving plant care advice
- setting up flower displays at events
- cleaning vases and keeping the shop tidy
You could work on a market stall, at a store or in a workshop.
Your working environment may be cool.
With experience, you could start your own business or become a freelance floral decorator, doing exhibition work, demonstrations and teaching.
You can find out more about working and training in floristry through the British Florist Association.Data from National Careers Service.