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This concise document sets out all you need to know post preferencing and how to best prepare for the next stage….


If you are successfully shortlisted, you may be invited attend the next step of your application through the Oriel system.


  • Numeracy test – 15 mins (10 questions)
    • Basic pharmaceutical calculations with freetext answers
    • Calculators allowed – but NOT provided
  • SJT – situational judgement test – 105mins
    • 2 styles of questions - designed to assess judgement in work relevant situations
      • Rank of appropriateness of 5 scenarios
      • MCQ selection of top 3 most appropriate actions out of 8 options


NOTE: Key changes in light of Covid-19


Removal of Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) - This means the assessments will consist of the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) and Numeracy components only.




The Oriel Process - Post Preferencing

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