Careers Advice – How to Become a Florist

March 12, 2018 / Sharnie Carter

Roses are red, violets are blue,
Many people want to become a florist,
What about you…?
Floristry is a growing trade in the modern era as flowers, floral arrangements and masterpieces become more and more popular.
Whether it is just someone buying a bunch for a loved one, or having a floral centrepiece at a celebration, or perhaps even a bridal bouquet – there is always a need for flowers.
So why wouldn’t you join one of the world’s most popular and required industries?
… exactly. Why wouldn’t you?
So here’s some careers advice from us, on how to become a florist.

What is a florist?

A florist is a person who sells and arranges cut flowers.
Using their keen eye for detail, creativity and imagination, they are required to think of and produce beautiful displays for their customers and clients.
The typical day-to-day duties of a florist include:

  • Ordering a range of flowers
  • Constructing bouquets, floral arrangements, wreaths and displays
  • Advising customers on the correct flowers for their occasional needs
  • Informing customers about floral aftercare
  • Arranging delivery for flower orders
  • Setting up floral arrangements at events

How do I become a florist?

The good news is that you do not need any formal qualifications or certifications in order to become a florist.
The bad news is that floristry is a very competitive profession, so the desire alone will not get you very far.
And that’s where we come in.
Studying a course to gain additional knowledge will show your future employers that you are dedicated and willing to learn more within your profession.
For some florists, the starting salary can begin anywhere around £16,000 and increase to more than £25,000 with training and experience (which is often provided on the job!).
Our Floristry Level 3 course is a perfect choice to push your further into your dream career.
It covers everything needed to become a florist, such as:

  • The correct tools and techniques
  • Aftercare and conditioning methods
  • Complementing flowers and arrangement methods

…plus much more.
If you want to hear more about how you can begin your journey to becoming a florist, give our Student Adviser team a call on 03300 563100.
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Sharnie Carter

Passionate about marketing and education. Currently studying a CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing via distance learning. When I'm not working or studying, I'm spending time with my young son and husband or hinching!

Careers Advice – How to Become a Florist
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