Stock Control Clerks and Assistants

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.


New workers
£ 16,963
£ 26,013
£ 37,866

Available jobs

In the past year there were 128,268 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • 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.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Warehousing

  • Stock Control

  • Auditing

  • Stock Management

  • Purchasing

  • Supply Chain

  • Inventory Management

  • Warehouse Management Systems

  • Merchandising

  • Stocks (Inventory)

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Customer Service

  • Detail Oriented

  • Management

  • Sales

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Operations

  • Problem Solving

  • Computer Literacy

  • Organizational Skills

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.