Student placements

Student placements

We work closely with the Higher Education Institute (HEI) to provide a wide range of learning opportunities, for anyone aspiring to a career in healthcare from; Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professionals (Physio, Occupational Therapist, Dietitian Radiographer, Cardiac Technician, Biomedical Scientist, Pharmacy and Library services).

We have a dedicated Pre-Registration team who work closely with the Higher Education Institute to oversee all the training and education needs whilst in practice. We have an enthusiastic mentors in the organisation who value teaching and learning from students.

For Allied Health Professionals we have a dedicated educator who will support you through your training and placement.

Healthcare Support Workers are encouraged to develop and grow their potential through training and education such as access to Care Certificate, NVQ 2 and 3, Foundation Degree and progress to BSc Hons in Nursing to become a qualified nurse they aspire to this.

We are currently piloting the Nursing Associate programme which is a very new and exciting programme for Healthcare Support Workers who wants to progress but may not want to study at Degree level.

ualified staff wanting to join us

We have a Practice Development Team dedicated to supporting new staff into the organisation, through a robust Registered Practitioner Induction and Preceptorship Programme. The Practice Development Team is there to support new development and innovations in practice and to support qualified staff to grow and develop further to achieve their potential.


Qualified nurses wanting to Return To Practice

We will provide the appropriate support and guidance in applying for a Return To Practice Programme, the number of hours to be completed in practice and employment in the area of your choosing providing there are vacancies.

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We facilitates undergraduate clinical placements for students undertaking BSc (hons) and MSc (Pre-Reg) degrees in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics and Speech and Language Therapy in partnership with our local Higher Education Institutions. Students coming to us on placement will work across a variety of inpatient and outpatient clinical settings.

Students undertaking clinical placements are supported by a team of Practice Educators and have regular protected supervision time and opportunities to learn how to work as part of a multi-professional team. If you are an undergraduate student looking for an elective placement, please contact Allied Health Professions Practice Educator, Rachel Redford:

Peterborough Maternity Unit offers undergraduate clinical placements for students completing their BSc (hons) in Midwifery.

We work in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University to facilitate learning in practice. With approximately 5000 deliveries a year, Peterborough has a vast amount of experience in providing care for low and high risk women and their families, with this in mind we also offer short elective placements to students from other Higher Education Institutions as well as work experience opportunities for those interested in a career within midwifery.

Contact us:

If you are an undergraduate student looking for an elective placement contact the Clinical Educator for pre-registration midwifery; 

Kim Stewart at: