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If you're creative and enjoy being hands on, then becoming a florist may be a good career choice.
Florists sell plants and fresh flowers and use them to design and create floral arrangements. As a florist you may be employed to make floral arrangements for customers to purchase in store or made to order. Some florists specialise in wedding and event floristry, which requires larger and bespoke arrangements in a numerous setting.
As a florist you will need to know about proper care and use of plants and flowers, which seasons they are available and to listen to customers to interpret their requests creatively.
While many florist are employed by floristry stores, some go on to own their own companies.
Understanding the best way to become a qualified florist in New Zealand looks complicated but is easy. Here are the steps you need to take to start your career as a florist.
Choose and enrol with a registered training provider
Complete in a level 3 certificate program
Progress to level 4 certificate program
$45 - $59k annually
Length in training
*TradeMe Jobs, April 2022
Creative and artistic, with a good eye for colour, texture and detail
Confident and good at communicating
Skilled at planning and organising.
Nursery retail centres
Floricultural (ornamental flower farming) businesses.
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