I'm having a bit of a moral dilemma with a job application:
A friend sent me a role advertised by a recruitment agency, who I then contacted and met with to discuss said role. Following from this conversation I met with a friend of a friend at the company to find out more about their experience. This person then advised that I may have a better chance in being offered the role applying directly through her, as this would bypass the recruitment fee the partner would have to pay to the agency.
I'm unsure as to whether I can ethically apply through the friend of a friend, after initially discussing the role with the recruitment agency, but I also don't want to cheat myself out of getting the role if I'd have a better chance without the recruiter?
I live in Wales (UK), if that makes any difference.