8 jobs you should apply for if you're a natural leader

Lara Billington
Content Marketing Executive

Consider yourself a natural leader? 

These 8 companies are offering roles where your leadership skills will be put to good use. 


1. Aldi - Graduate Area Manager 

  • Where: Nationwide
  • Salary: £44,000
  • When to apply: ASAP 


You'll need determination, enthusiasm and strong leadership skills to succeed as an Area Manager at Aldi. Within 14 weeks you'll be leading a team, running a store of your own and be well on your way to becoming an industry leader. If you're willing to push yourself and rise to any challenge, this role at Aldi is rewarding and lucrative. 



As well as having strong communication skills and an analytical mindset, you'll need the confidence to lead your own marketing team when you join HiTalent as a Marketing Manager. You'll be tasked with helping define their marketing strategy and grow brand awareness - in return for your expertise you can enjoy unlimited holiday, weekly nights out and a fully stocked beer fridge. 



Leadership skills will be essential as you work your way up the ranks at Tempest Resourcing. Although you'll start as a Recruitment Consultant, the opportunity to progress to more senior roles is very much possible, with previous trainees reaching Director level within only five years. Plus, with more responsibility and success comes a bigger salary; you could be looking at earning £85,000 + by the end of your third year. 



Bags of confidence and top leadership skills are essential for this role at Topdeck Travel, as you take passengers around Europe on the trip of their lives. From organising group activities and socialising with passengers to providing inside tips and helping them plan their free time, you'll be the first port of call for anything the group needs. If you're a keen traveller and know how to have a good time, apply now. 



Join American Express on their Customer Service and Business Strategy Programme and you'll join a company who's defining the global services industry. Although you might not need leadership skills to start with, there's every chance that you'll be managing a team of your own at some point, so having leadership potential is a must. 


Start your teaching career abroad in China or Hong Kong, where you can choose from six locations to work in. You'll teach English to a classroom of children aged between 2 and 12, so strong leadership skills are essential. If you want to gain key teaching experience whilst submersing yourself in another culture, this opportunity isn't to be missed.



Develop your leadership skills further with Hilti's Global Management Development Program. You'll receive world-class training in leadership and business management so you're fully equipped to head straight into a global senior management role. When you're not forging your career, Hilti provide you with 33 days' holiday, time off to work on charitable projects and more great benefits.



The clue is in the name - you're going to need natural leadership skills in order to thrive as a Police Officer on this graduate programme. You don't need to know the ins and outs of policing because Police Now provide you with all the training you need, but an ability to communicate effectively, negotiate and lead others is important. Sound like you? Click the link below to find out more.