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 39 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 Patricia on 01892 559915.

Current Vacancies

We welcome enquiries from suitably trained and experienced individuals

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Trade Counter Sales Assistant - Uckfield

We are currently recruiting for an energetic Trade Counter Sales Assistant to join our very busy Uckfield branch. Working as part of a small team you will provide a friendly and knowledgeable service to customers and maximise all sales opportunities. Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Offering reliable product advice
  • Producing and following-up on accurate customer quotations
  • Building lasting relationships with key account customers and maximising sales opportunities accordingly
  • Promoting key products and optimising sales opportunities accordingly
  • Assisting the branch in winning new business
  • Assisting in the warehouse and driving the branch van as required


Knowledge of plumbing and heating parts is essential for this role, as is a positive and friendly demeanour, strong work ethic and willingness to learn.