Florists sell flowers and design bouquets for weddings, funerals and special occasions.

Potential salary
£10,750 to £20,000
Working hours
28 to 30 a week
  • 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.

Countryside Management provides you with the opportunity to learn about wildlife protection and the sustainability…

10th July 2020