Florists 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.


New workers
£ 11,277
£ 25,442
£ 38,208

Available jobs

In the past year there were 10,750 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • 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.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Floral Design

  • Merchandising

  • Visual Merchandising

  • Housekeeping

  • Selling Techniques

  • Stock Rotation

  • Inventory Management

  • Purchasing

  • Mood Boards

  • Irrigation (Landscaping And Agriculture)

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Customer Service

  • Sales

  • Communication

  • Creative Design

  • English Language

  • Detail Oriented

  • Positivity

  • Enthusiasm

  • Willingness To Learn

  • Strong Work Ethic

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.