Horsham's Pick a Posie welcomes apprentice florist

A BEULAH teenager will spend the next three years learning about flowers and plants as part of her apprenticeship.

Priscilla George, 18, has just finished year 12 at Warracknabeal Secondary College and has started her career at Horsham florist Pick a Posie.

Miss George will complete a three-year floristry apprenticeship at the store.

She said becoming a florist was always something she wanted to do.

“I always loved being creative and doing things with my hands,” she said.

“I love putting flowers together and working at Pick a Posie was perfect because it involved working with flowers and all the giftware as well.”

Miss George said she knew didn’t want to go to university after she finished school.

“I started looking at the possibility of doing a creative trade,” she said.

“I then did work experience at Pick a Posie when I was in year 11 and I fell in love with the job.”

Miss George she said would encourage more people to consider a career as a florist.

“There are so many possibilities with it, besides working the shop,” she said.

“You can work from anywhere and do flowers for events like weddings – it’s a really great career.”

As part of her training, Miss George will learn how to arrange flowers, as well as recognise and care for different plants.

Miss George started her apprenticeship on Monday.

She said she was enjoying it so far. 

Pick a Posie co-owner Donna Johns said they were pleased to have Miss George on board.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have her,” she said.

“She did work experience with us in the first year we were open and she showed a flair for floristry.

“She also had a great work ethic and we always kept her in mind for when we had the opportunity to take on an apprentice.”

Mrs Johns said Miss George was doing a great job so far.

Pick a Posie will soon celebrate two years in business.

Mrs Johns and her sister Tricia Bryan opened the Horsham store on December 15, 2014.

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