Questions about the STP situational judgement test

How do I receive my login details for the SJT? 

You will receive an email from Pearson VUE ( prior to the SJT open date. This will include your login credentials, instructions and link to the Pearson VUE website. If you have not received this email by 9.00am on Monday 7th February 2022, email

What do I do if I have not received my SJT login? 

Check your junk/spam folders for your email provider. If you have not received this email by 9.00am on Monday 7th February 2022, email

What should I do if I experience technical issues with the SJT? 

You will find technical requirements, trouble-shooting advise and contact details for technical support on the SJT landing page of the Pearson VUE website.

Can you confirm my SJT has been submitted? 

The test will not show in your Oriel application as being submitted. However, within the Pearson VUE platform the test will show as complete.

What happens if I miss the SJT window? 

All applicants must sit the online SJT within the allocated timeframe in order to be considered for the longlisting stage of the process. Any applications without the completed SJT will not be considered for longlisting.

Can we purchase sample tests and claim this expense? 

Sample questions are available on the Pearson VUE website. These will help you to familiarise yourself with the format of the SJT and the types of scenarios and questions that you will be presented with during the test.

The sample questions are free of charge to applicants. No other preparatory material will be available through us. If individuals choose to use any general SJT guides elsewhere then the expense cannot be claimed.

How is the SJT accessed? 

The SJT can be accessed using the link provided in the email from Pearson VUE. You can only access the test during the test window. Click this link for details of the test window dates.

What is the process with scoring the SJT? 

An applicant’s responses are evaluated against a pre-determined scoring key (determined by Subject Matter Experts) to provide a picture of their situational judgement in that particular context. A near-miss scoring convention is used, meaning that marks are given based on how close you are to the correct answer. There is no negative marking, therefore you are expected to attempt all questions.

Can I receive feedback on my SJT? 

Your score will be released on Oriel later in the recruitment process. No further feedback will be provided.