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Florist

Florist Image

Florists manage shops, selling flowers. They also make and sell artistic arrangements of flowers and plants, such as bouquets and wreaths.

They are sometimes called floral designers.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting pay is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW).

As of 1 April 2024 the National Minimum Wage is £6.40 an hour for workers under 18, £8.60 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20. The National Living Wage for those aged 21 and over is £11.44 an hour.

A florist with some experience and preferably some training could expect around £9.00 an hour or more.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
661
0.5 %
RISE
2029
664
  United Kingdom
2024
10656
8.6 %
RISE
2029
11575

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

Training

Getting On

Video

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Retail Consortium (BRC)
Tel: 020 7854 8900
E-mail: info@brc.org.uk
Website: http://www.brc.org.uk
Website (2): https://www.rethinkretail.org.uk/
Twitter: @the_brc
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebrc/

Rethink Retail is the careers website for the British Retail Consortium.

Lantra Scotland
Tel: 01738 310164
E-mail: scotland@lantra.co.uk
Website: https://www.scotland.lantra.co.uk/
Twitter: @LantraScotland
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lantrascotland/

Lantra is the Sector Skills Council for the environmental and land-based sector.

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