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About


Agoge was founded in 2003 by Andrew Nicol in Hamilton NZ to provide recruitment services to the Transport & Logistics industry. As our branch network has grown, we have developed our brands and connections with the community and are now a full service human resource partner for a number of great businesses across New Zealand. 

Agoge means

Agoge is an ancient Greek word that means ‘conduct’. For us, Agoge means more than just saying something or telling others to do something.
It means 'actions are more powerful than words'. We want to be true to the word Agoge and true to the company, customers and people of Agoge.

Our vision

People Matter ? Do Good

At the heart of our vision is People Matter. Life at its core is about people and relationships with them. Remembering that people matter changes the way we approach our clients, candidates, trainees and the general public. Our first priority is people and always will be. Agoge is a social enterprise. This means that our core purpose for making money is to do good in the communities and around the world.

In 2009, Andrew (MD/Founder) and James (Chief Executive) founded the Good Trust. The good trust is a registered charity that is independent of Agoge that strives to do good both in New Zealand and in Third World countries like Cambodia and Kenya.Agoge passionately supports the Good Trust through monetary and in-kind donations

Our intrinsic values

    
 Be Harmless We expect you to return home each day without having been harmed, or harming anyone.

Be Fun     
We like to laugh and have fun.

Be Creative 
We love to be creative. We love to look for new innovative and sometimes wacky ways of doing things.

Be Caring
You matter to us, if you ever need any help we are a phone call away.

Be Lucrative
We need to make money so that we can do good, locally and globally. We have a partnership with the good trust. 

Be the Best 

We want to constantly get better at what we do, and do things right first time.

We love feedback, so if you see areas we can improve please.