Shelf fillers


Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


Shelf fillers receive incoming goods from storage, check them for damage and place them on the appropriate shelves in the store.


There are no minimum academic entry requirements. Some on-the-job training may be provided.

Typical tasks

  • selects goods from storeroom and checks for any damage;
  • checks store layout or written instructions to determine the appropriate shelf location for the goods;
  • prices goods by machine and fills shelves with goods;
  • monitors depletion of stocks and re-fills shelves as required.

Common job titles

Assistant, stock
Merchandiser, evening
Filler, shop
Stacker, shelf
Assistant, floor (retail trade)
Assistant, night
Handler, stock
Assistant, operations
Assistant, replenishment
Filler, shelf
Member, team, customer
Stocker, shelf
Assistant, display, evening
Assistant, food, fresh (retail trade)
Assistant, provision
Hand, display
Assistant, provisions
Assistant, general (retail trade)
Runner (retail trade)
Packer, shelf
Adviser, customer
Assistant, stock (retail trade)
Controller, replenishment, ambience
Controller, ambient
Filler, night
Assistant, produce
Assistant, display
Assistant, grocery
Assistant, display (retail trade)

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.