Job hunting preparation
Top Skills in demand: teamwork and communication, emotional intelligence, resilience, stress tolerance and flexibility, self-management and creativity
Suggested job roles include: Floristry assistant, Florist, Senior Florist and Floral designer.
Those in the industry suggest that it would be best to contact an employer directly. It is a close knit industry and if that employer doesn’t have any opportunities they might know of someone who does.
To be a florist could involve very early starts such as 3am or 4am to find the best flowers from markets or wholesalers and have arrangements ready for delivery first thing in the morning. Floristry can be quite physical and you need to be fit as you could be lifting quite heavy floral arrangements, large vases and boxes of cut flowers.