Lanchester Wines

AAT Trainee

For anyone starting their career in accountancy and looking for an exciting, varied role, the Lanchester group of companies has the perfect opportunity.

We’re seeking an AAT Trainee to work within our busy finance team. Your role will involve maintaining the finance function for eight businesses where you’ll gain invaluable experience across wine, gifts and retailing sectors.

Our businesses include Lanchester Wines, Greencroft Bottling, Lanchester Gifts, The Pip Stop, and more. We’re a family business with close to 400 staff, and we’re constantly looking to grow, so your role will vary from day to day, constantly expanding your skill base.

Your key tasks will include:

  • Maintaining multi-currency cash books
  • Sales ledger maintenance
  • Purchase ledger maintenance
  • Basic admin duties which include filing

You’ll need to be enthusiastic and self-motivated, keen to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the department and our wider businesses.

In return, full AAT study support will be provided within an environment that will look to challenge and develop your skills and experience.



The Lanchester group of companies headquarters in Annfield Plain, County Durham. We have free parking on site.



Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week with an hour for lunch each day.

Working hours will vary between 8:30am – 5.00pm and 9.00am – 5:30pm



You’ll receive an annual salary based on a 37.5 hour working week, which is negotiable based on your experience.


Minimum Requirements

Ideally you will hold the Foundation Level of AAT together with strong GCSE grades within Mathematics and English Language.


To apply

Think this is the perfect job for you? Please send your CV and a cover note to