Five Careers in Floristry You Should Explore

If you have a passion for flowers, love being creative and have a good eye for detail, then a career in the floristry industry could be perfect for you.

With over 15,000 floristry businesses in the UK today, ranging from high street shops and online stores to freelancing, there are many opportunities to build a career in this industry.

In this post, we will explore five different floristry careers where you can combine craft with creativity, and we will guide you on your journey towards your dream job working with flowers.

Five careers in floristry

Retail florist

If you are interested in the selling side of floristry, you could work for a commercial retail outlet creating bouquets and designs for customers. Your responsibilities can include designing and creating wedding, funeral and function décor, and liaising with the public on a daily basis about their specific requirements, helping them turn their ideas into a reality.

Freelance florist

You can enjoy the benefits of owning your own business, with the flexibility to work from your own home or from your very own shop. You can develop and build strong relationships with clients and create inspiring floral designs that fit customer specifications. It is great fun, full of creative opportunities and involves some administration.

Floristry lecturer and demonstrator

If you love the idea of being able to enthuse others and help develop their practical skills, becoming a floristry lecturer may be ideal for you. By delivering effective teaching and support to floristry students, you can help maximise their potential and make positive progress towards their future in the floristry industry.

Floristry shop manager

Are you more interested in the business side of floristry and have strong customer care skills? If so, a career as a floristry shop manager would be perfect for you. As a manager, you will play the lead role in the business and be responsible for liaising with flower companies. You will also have the chance to lead a team who will be responsible for the placing of flowers.

Floristry apprentice

If you are unsure which path you want to take and would like to develop your skills whilst earning some money, you could become an apprentice designing floral displays and dealing with customers for a specific floristry employer. They can offer valuable support throughout your placement, helping you get the most out of your apprenticeship so you can progress further.

What courses can I study to become a florist?

You can choose from a variety of full and part-time floristry courses, with the exception of our workshops, at all of our campuses across London excluding Brooks Farm.

Our expert floristry tutors will help you gain nationally and internationally recognised qualifications, as well as the chance to participate in exciting, high-profile national competitions such as the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, to help you kick-start your floristry career.

Explore our floristry courses in London today and join us this September.