- Sells flowers, plants, foliage etc. to the public and performs retail duties such as keeping accounts.
- Decorates buildings, halls, churches or other facilities for parties, weddings, etc..
- Confers with and advises customers regarding their design requirements and arranges for the delivery of floral arrangements as requested by the customer.
- Designs and makes up wreaths, bouquets, posies, corsages, headdresses and button holes using appropriate flowers, foliage, frame and trimmings.
- Displays and cares for flowers, plants and ready-made floral arrangements in selling premises.
- Orders and purchases fresh flowers, foliage and other floristry items such as ribbons, wire, cards, artificial flowers etc. from wholesalers or growers.
Typical Education Level
Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 18% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
£6,823 Average wage
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for florist is £6,823
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 194. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for florist roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £6,823 per year. That is about £569 per month or £3.50 per hour. New workers generally start on £3,183, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £10,436
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 194 people are employed in the region.
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