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

New workers start around £9,876. Normal pay is £22,616 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £33,275.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 10,306 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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.

  • Inventory Management

  • Floral Design

  • Market Trend

  • Postpartum Care

  • Merchandising

  • Customer Inquiries

  • Housekeeping

  • Upselling

  • Stock Rotation

  • Cash Handling

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

  • English Language

  • Detail Oriented

  • Organizational Skills

  • Creative Design

  • Creativity

  • Willingness To Learn

  • Positivity

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.