Floral assistant,Floral designer,Florist,Flower arranger
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.
There are no formal academic entry requirements, although some employers may request GCSEs/S grades. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. NVQs/SVQs in Floristry are available at Levels 2 and 3. Professional qualifications are also available.
Refer The S/NVQ framework for more details
The simplified NS-SEC analytic class for this code is 7
The simplified NS-SEC operational category for this code is 13.1
Refer The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification for more details
- orders and purchases fresh flowers, foliage and other floristry items such as ribbons, wire, cards, artificial flowers etc. from wholesalers or growers;
- displays and cares for flowers, plants and ready-made floral arrangements in selling premises;
- designs and makes up wreaths, bouquets, posies, corsages, headdresses and button holes using appropriate flowers, foliage, frame and trimmings;
- confers with and advises customers regarding their design requirements and arranges for the delivery of floral arrangements as requested by the customer;
- decorates buildings, halls, churches or other facilities for parties, weddings, etc.;
- sells flowers, plants, foliage etc. to the public and performs retail duties such as keeping accounts.