Why choose Peterborough for your next nursing role?

Looking for nursing jobs in Peterborough? Peterborough is a historic cathedral city in Cambridgeshire with lots to offer. If you’re interested in what a nursing career could look like in Peterborough, in this helpful guide you’ll discover the different opportunities to work as a nurse in the city. 

Becoming a nurse in Peterborough


To become a nurse in the UK you must be registered with the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) and study at an approved educational institution (AEIs).  

Nursing degree

If you’d like to study nursing in Peterborough, Anglia Ruskin University is an approved educational institution with training courses in nursing specialisms including: 

  • Adult Nursing 
  • Child Nursing 
  • District Nursing 
  • Mental Health Nursing 

The nursing courses offered by Anglia Ruskin University have been shortlisted as Nurse Education Provider of the Year in both 2019 and 2020. A traditional degree takes between three and four years to complete. 


Completing a degree isn’t the only option for becoming a nurse, you can also enter the profession through a Registered Nursing Degree Apprenticeship (RNDA). Anglia Ruskin offers a 19-month degree apprenticeship, providing you already have a foundation degree in nursing or a similar subject. This path offers a hands-on approach with much of your nursing training taking place in placement settings. 

I’ve got my nursing qualification – what next?


Once you’re qualified as a nurse, you’ll need to decide which area you’d like to specialise in. This could include nursing in mental health facilities, schools, hospitals or GP practices, as well as the physical city or town you’d like to be based.  

Benefits of working as a nurse in Peterborough

  • Entertainment: The city has a vibrant theatre scene and is also home to the East of England Arena host to a wide variety of exhibitions and shows   
  • Historic centre: Peterborough is well known for its beautiful city centre cathedral and railway heritage 
  • Something for thrill seekers: With axe-throwing, skydiving, kayaking and wakeboarding all accessible in Peterborough, it’s the ideal location to get your adrenaline pumping! 

Register as an agency nurse with Thornbury Nursing Services

Here at Thornbury Nursing Services, our nursing agency in Peterborough is looking for qualified nurses to fill vacancies in the city. We recruit nurses with a minimum of 6 months UK-based experience for general nurses, although the requirements for specialist nurses and midwives will vary. We offer competitive rates of pay, training opportunities and reimbursed travel costs. There’s also lots going on in the historic city of Peterborough, which makes it the ideal place to work as a nurse!  
If you’re interested in working as a nurse in Peterborough, register online with us today to start your journey as an agency nurse with Thornbury Nursing Services. 

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