Booker Flowers & Gifts, 7 Booker Avenue,
Allerton, Liverpool, Merseyside , L18 4QY

7 Booker Avenue,
Allerton, Liverpool, Merseyside
L18 4QY

Tel: 0151 724 4850

We are Hiring - Looking for a Florist Apprentice

 

Apprentice Florist

Have you always wanted to be a florist? Now might be your chance to learn the skills required and get paid whilst learning.

Deadline:16/Oct/2020

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.

 

Qualifications Required

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

 

Full Description

Day to day duties include the following:

Arranging Flowers within a small team

Face to face and telephone sales

Cutting stock and general housekeeping

Merchandising

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.

 

Working Week

32 hours over 4 days

(one of these days will be a Saturday or Sunday)

9am-5.30pm

Delivered in house with some planned sessions in Sheffield where required

Wage dependent upon age and experience with performance reviews

 

Salary

£145.60 / week for the first year, second year at least minimum wage for age

 

Application Deadline Date

16/Oct/2020

 

Possible Start Date

16/Oct/2020

 

Personal Qualities

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:

Punctuality

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

 

Skills Required

Communication Skills, Team Building Skills, Literacy Skills, Problem Solving Skills, Organisational Skills, Manual Work Skills

 

Future Prospects

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.

 

Training to be Provided

Florist Level 2 Apprentice Standard - includes End Point Assessment

 

Other Information

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

 

Reality Check

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

 

To Apply 

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. 

Click here to apply for the Florist Apprenticeship Booker Flowers and Gifts Liverpool