As I don’t work directly in FS, I’m right at the boundaries of my insight now. Why not come along to the open evening, and ask these questions directly to the partners there.
PA are far more open than most consultancies about these sorts of things, so your candour would be welcomed.
Don’t forget to re-post with your findings, and observations, here too. I think you’ll be impressed with the people you meet in PA.
Good luck in your job search