Stock Control Clerk or Assistant

Stock control clerks and assistants receive orders from customers, prepare requisitions or despatch documents for ordered goods, maintain and update records, files and other correspondence in relation to the storage and despatch of goods.


  • Adjusts stock records as orders are received, reports on damaged stock and prepares requisitions to replenish damaged stock.
  • Checks requisitions against stock records and forwards to issuing department.
  • Prepares requisitions, consignments and other despatch documents.
  • Receives enquiries and orders from customers, and quotes prices, discounts, delivery dates and other relevant information.
  • Allocates appropriate storage space in accordance with stock control and space utilisation policies.
  • Receives and checks in deliveries from suppliers or completed stock to be despatched to customers.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 19% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for stock control clerk or assistant is £20,561

3,704 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 3,704. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for stock control clerk or assistant roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £20,561 per year. That is about £1,713 per month or £10.54 per hour. New workers generally start on £8,505, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £28,380

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 3,704 people are employed in the region.

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