I am a new graduate engineer and have applied to a company that provides graduate jobs in locations nationwide in UK.
I have not reached the interview stage yet, but an internal recruiter asked me by email if I would be willing to work in southern UK, and if so, he would forward my application to that office.
Despite the fact that I really want to work for this firm, I prefer another two or three offices in the northern UK because my partner works there.
Is it reasonable to ask that the recruiter forward my application to those offices I prefer? Could I mention that I have a special bond with the location because of my partner?