Florists create beautiful and customised arrangements with flowers and plants, adding a touch of nature to special occasions or everyday life  and bringing joy to people through their skillful and artistic floral designs.

Day-to-day Tasks

  • arrange displays of plants and flowers
  • talk to customers about their needs and help them choose flowers and plants
  • keep flowers in perfect condition
  • prepare arrangements for weddings, celebrations and funerals
  •  keep up to date on new floristry techniques and trends

Skills and Knowledge

  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to work well with your hands
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to come up with new ways of doing things
  • the ability to work on your own
  • the ability to sell products and services

Industry Qualifications

You could start as an assistant in a florist's shop and learn on the job.

Employers  will want you to have a creative flair and a keen interest in floristry. Experience in retail would also be helpful, though not essential.

There are also college courses available (not on the Isle of Man) which would teach you some of the skills and knowledge you need in this job.

Some college courses include:

  • Level 1 Certificate in Floral Design
  • Level 2 Certificate in Floristry
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Floristry

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