At Drakes we believe that our most valuable asset is our staff - working for us, you are a vital part of our team and much more than just a number. Being an independent merchant we invest time to understand the strengths and developmental needs of our staff and most importantly we support all our employees with their career and progression aspirations.

We are an ambitious company and as we continue to grow we are always on the lookout for talented and hardworking people who can make a difference and add value to our business. Even if we don't have any specific vacancies, we always welcome speculative applications.

As a company we offer an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive salary, uncapped quarterly bonus and commission schemes, a staff discount scheme, personal accident and life insurance and access to free financial advice – and not forgetting the opportunity to work for an established independent merchant of over 37 years. To apply for any of the vacancies advertised below, or to make a speculative enquiry, please submit a covering letter outlining your suitability for a career with Drakes along with a copy of your current CV to or call Stefan on 01892 559915.

Current Vacancies

We welcome enquiries from suitably trained and experienced individuals

Please send your CV to

Trade Sales Assistant – Ashford

We are currently recruiting for a Trade Counter Sales Assistant at our busy Ashford branch. Working as part of a small team, no two days will be the same but you will always provide a friendly and knowledgeable service to customers.

Initial responsibilities of the role include:

  • Offering a friendly and reliable service at the trade counter
  • Producing accurate quotations for customers
  • Chasing quotations as required
  • Maintaining a tidy and efficient warehouse
  • Learning the showroom and CAD design
  • Assisting in the warehouse as required

Knowledge of plumbing and heating parts would be preferable for this role, however a positive and friendly demeanour, strong work ethic and willingness to learn are more important. We will be looking to develop the successful candidate so that in due course they are also responsible for providing a high level of service in the showroom.

Bathroom Design Consultant - Gillingham

We are currently recruiting for an experienced and target-driven Showroom Consultant to work at our busy Gillingham branch. Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Growing showroom sales and exceeding monthly sales targets
  • Producing timely and accurate quotes and CAD designs
  • Building lasting relationships with customers and maximising sales opportunities accordingly
  • Actively promoting and selling preferred products to showroom customers
  • Assisting the branch with winning new business

This is a very exciting and potentially lucrative role for an existing Showroom Consultant who is pro-active and target-driven. The successful candidate will:

  • Have a proven sales track record within a bathroom showroom environment (or similar)
  • Be professional and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills
  • Be well organised with proven time-management skills
  • Be computer literate and have a good working knowledge of CAD

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to earn uncapped commission each quarter to supplement a highly competitive package.