Have you always wanted to be a florist? Now might be your chance to learn the skills required and get paid whilst learning.
Location: Liverpool, L18 4QY
Framework: Floristry Standard Level 2
A rare opportunity for the aspiring, passionate and creative person to join this independent florist based in South Liverpool and serving the community for 35 years.
You will learn and develop skills to produce a variety of floral tributes and florist artistry to meet the varying needs of our clients. You will cover simple thank you orders through to weddings, celebration funerals and memorials and corporate.
4 x GCSEs with minimum Grades D / 3 (or equivalents), including English and Maths no lower than an E / 2
Ideally but not essential have a full, clean driving licence
Day to day duties include the following:
Arranging Flowers within a small team
Face to face and telephone sales
Cutting stock and general housekeeping
Potentially Driving / Delivering flowers
Responsible for general day to daycare and conditioning of fresh materials
Knowledge, Skills and behaviours developed within the apprenticeship will include:
Work towards creating stylish and commercial floral designs
Develop a knowledge of commercial fresh flowers and plants
Recognise and work towards excellence in customer service
Build a portfolio of practical floral designs which can be developed through level 2 and hence towards Level 3
Learn new techniques within the industry and develop their own creative skills.
Maintain health & safety within the retail environment
The successful candidate will benefit from invaluable in house training with Sheffield college support.
32 hours over 4 days
(one of these days will be a Saturday or Sunday)
Delivered in house with some planned sessions in Sheffield where required
Wage dependent upon age and experience with performance reviews
£145.60 / week for the first year, second year at least minimum wage for age
Can-do attitude and willingness to learn new skills
Be able to work flexibly as working hours sometimes involve overtime at short notice as well as holiday and staff cover.
Strong team skills, ability to work within a team to delivery against tight deadlines
Excellent communication skills
Other qualities we will look for are:
Attention to detail
Ability to interact with people – a caring and compassionate approach
Can adapt, improvise and overcome
Follow direction but also contribute fresh ideas
Communication Skills, Team Building Skills, Literacy Skills, Problem Solving Skills, Organisational Skills, Manual Work Skills
Excellent prospect for the successful candidate who performs well and has the passion and desire to learn to become a valuable member of the Booker Flowers and Gifts team.
Florist Level 2 Apprentice Standard - includes End Point Assessment
The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £4.15 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies
You will be expected to work in cold conditions in the autumn and winter months and must be willing to learn and be able to identify several fresh flowers, foliage and plants by their botanical names and become knowledgeable on their cultivation
You will need to apply through Sheffield college as they are the apprenticeship provider. They will assess that you meet the criteria and recommend for interview those that meet the requirements.
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