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Floristry

From a small bouquet to a wedding centerpiece, creating a fragrant and beautiful floral display is a talent combining artistry and technical skills.

Floristry could be for you if you like:

  • Being creative
  • Craftsmanship

Why choose this skill?

The best part of being a florist is getting the chance to be creative every day. And having the ability to spread joy with something you've created.
— Louisa Cooper, Competitor at WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

More about this skill

A successful florist understands the principles of design, aesthetics, composition, and colour to capture the mood of the customer.

Florists must also be able to source, purchase, and store floral materials, which by their nature are fragile and short-lived. A florist is aware of which flowers are available in which seasons of the year, and which flowers work well in combination with each other.

Florists are often self-employed or work on commissioned projects, from hotel and retail displays to weddings. They offer advice and translate a client’s vision into displays that are beautiful and captivating.


Medallists

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

  • Photo of Shenhan Pan

    Shenhan Pan

    China
    Gold

  • Photo of GUNHO LEE

    GUNHO LEE

    Korea
    Silver

  • Photo of Nolwenn PITTET

    Nolwenn PITTET

    France
    Silver

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Standards Specification

The WorldSkills Standards Specification specifies the knowledge, understanding and specific skills that underpin international best practice in technical and vocational performance. It should reflect a shared global understanding of what the associated work role(s) or occupation(s) represent for industry and business.