Anne-Marie G is a floristry lecturer at CAFRE. She trained in horticulture and went to work as a teacher of young offenders before having children and re-training in floristry. She says, "I didn't think I would like sitting, you know, in an office doing things like writing and that kind of thing but I thought I would like the outdoorsy stuff."
More information about Florists
The UK average salary is £28,758
There are 37.5 hours in the average working week
The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male
DescriptionFlorists sell flowers and related products in a wholesale or retail business, and design and make up floral bouquets, wreaths, tributes and other floral arrangements for sale to the public.
QualificationsThere are no formal academic entry requirements, although some employers may request GCSEs/S grades. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. NVQs/SVQs in Floristry are available at Levels 2 and 3. Professional qualifications are also available.
- Orders and purchases fresh flowers, foliage and other floristry items such as ribbons, wire, cards, artificial flowers etc. from wholesalers or growers;
- Displays and cares for flowers, plants and ready-made floral arrangements in selling premises;
- Designs and makes up wreaths, bouquets, posies, corsages, headdresses and button holes using appropriate flowers, foliage, frame and trimmings;
- Confers with and advises customers regarding their design requirements and arranges for the delivery of floral arrangements as requested by the customer;
- Decorates buildings, halls, churches or other facilities for parties, weddings, etc.;
- Sells flowers, plants, foliage etc. to the public and performs retail duties such as keeping accounts.