£15,080 Average salary at age 20
£27,040 Average Salary
37 Average hours per week


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.

Main Tasks

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


There are no minimum academic requirements, although entrants usually possess GCSEs/S grades. Training is usually provided on-the-job. NVQs/ SVQs in relevant areas are available at Levels 2 and 3.

What Stock control clerks and assistants studied in higher education

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What Stock control clerks and assistants studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(C9) Others in biological sciences1
(L7) Human & social geography1
(G1) Mathematics2
(W2) Design studies7
(L3) Sociology3
(C1) Biology2
(H3) Mechanical engineering1
(C8) Psychology3
(W1) Fine art2
(P4) Publishing1
(V3) History by topic1
(H4) Aerospace engineering1
(W3) Music2
(D3) Animal science1
(F6) Geology1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences1
(W8) Imaginative writing1
(D4) Agriculture1
(W6) Cinematics & photography1
(C7) Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry1
(Q3) English studies4
(L2) Politics3
(K1) Architecture1
(N5) Marketing2
(W4) Drama2
(M1) Law by area1
(M2) Law by topic1
(J9) Others in technology1
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport2
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine1
(P5) Journalism1
(V5) Philosophy1
(F3) Physics1
(N3) Finance1
(Q8) Classical studies5
(H6) Electronic & electrical engineering5
(L1) Economics4
(I6) Games1
(W9) Others in creative arts & design1
(I1) Computer science1
(N1) Business studies2
(X1) Training teachers1
(N4) Accounting1
(C6) Sport & exercise science3

UK Prospects

63900 Workforce Size
2.35% Predicted decline 2024 - 2027
11719 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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