Level 2 Floristry Apprenticeship Les Fleurs

Les Fleurs is delighted to be able to offer an exciting opportunity to join a skilled team in a thriving floristry shop. Based in Paignton, the work will involve sales, general preparation of flowers and arrangements, maintaining the health of flowers / plants, as well as great customer care.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    A minimum of 30 hours per week. The exact shift pattern will be determined at interview.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    14 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Les Fleurs are wishing to recruit an apprentice, who is motivated towards building a career in this unique industry. The successful applicant will be passionate and committed to training through both ‘on’ and ‘off’ the job training opportunities and will actively strive to promote and uphold a positive and professional customer experience, whilst working as part of a team.

With appropriate support, training and instruction the apprentice may ultimately become involved in:

  • Designing, preparation, cutting and arranging of flowers and foliage
  • Client communications
  • Applying creativity and design
  • Selling of merchandise
  • Perform general cleaning duties to ensure that the shop is kept safe, clean and tidy
  • Unpack stock as it comes into the shop
  • Wrap and label completed arrangements
  • Water plants/flowers and maintain their condition whilst stored
  • Enhance a shop’s image
  • Taking financial transactions using a till

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You must have a strong desire to enter into a career in floristry.
  • Good customer service skills would be appreciated.
  • Previous experience is not considered essential, as long as you are friendly, creative, polite and willing to learn.

Personal qualities

Applicants are expected to be:

  • Keen
  • Enthusiastic
  • Reliable
  • Offer flexibility
  • Excellent timekeeper
  • Hardworking
  • Dedicated
  • Positive attitude
  • Willing
  • A proactive approach is needed, having the skills to work alongside others as part of a close working team.

Qualifications required

2 GCSEs in English and Mathematics at grade D or above (or equivalent) is essential – however, applicants with relevant prior experience but without the stated qualifications may be considered, though must be prepared to work towards their level 1 functional skills qualifications.

A driving license is helpful but is not essential, as long as you are able to get to and from the employer reliably and access Bicton College for your training.

Future prospects

For the right candidate, there is the potential for a full time permanent position and the opportunity to progress onto a level 3 programme.

Things to consider

The role can be physically demanding, as you will be standing all day. Applicants will need to ensure that they have suitable travel arrangements in place to enable your reliably. Flexibility is helpful to this small business. This vacancy may particularly appeal to those from within the Paignton, Brixham, Torquay, Newton Abbot and Totnes localities. A strong level of encouragement and support will be given by the employer, as their workforce is well valued.

About the employer

Les Fleurs Florist is a flower shop based in Paignton, Devon and offers a wide range of floral gifts from traditional flower bouquets, vase arrangements and flower baskets as well as beautiful wedding flowers and funerals tributes. They offer fresh flower delivery throughout Torbay, including Paignton, Torquay, Brixham and surrounding areas by one of our in house florists. Much of Les Fleurs appeal undoubtedly comes from owner Becky Tapper herself. Always offering a smile to customers, Becky has an eye for the right combination of seasonal flowers and sources local flowers whenever possible, Les Fleurs always offers pristine-looking blooms, and will work patiently with customers to create custom flower arrangements for life’s highlights (weddings, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, and birthdays), lowlights (sickness, sympathy, funerals).


Les Fleurs



Torquay Road



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Training provider

You will be trained in the workplace alongside your usual duties and you will be expected to attend Bicton College one day a week or on a block release basis.

You will work towards achieving a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Floristry, including work based and knowledge components, an Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) qualification, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) and, if required, Functional Skills.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bicton College


Recruitment Team 0845 60 99 599

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2017