I have been offered a job by a big engineering firm. The job is good, salary is good, basically everything is good. I still haven't accepted their verbal or written offer.
However, I recently came across an identical position in the same company but at a different branch, which is much closer to my home and more ideal for me. I spoke to the main HR person who had offered me the job and said I would be interested in applying there. She said that she has no idea about that job opening as it is a different branch and it is being handled by a different recruitment team.
My concern is, is it professional/ethical that I accept the current offer and still apply for the other job in the other branch? The main issue is of course by the time I get any call/interview, I would already be an employee for the company. Also the online portal through which you apply for this job is the same as the previous one and it will have me listed for two jobs. The FAQ section of the company's career section states that I can apply for multiple jobs at the same time. Any advice on this regard would be appreciated!