About Us


About agoge

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 is a social enterprise. This means that our core purpose for making money is to do good in the communities and around the world.

Vision values

At the heart of our vision is People Matter. Life at its core is about people and relatins 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.

Be caring

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

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 lucrative

We need to make money so that we can do good, locally and globally. We have a partnership with the good trust. Find out more at

Be harmless

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

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 contact us.


When you partner with Agoge, you do good.

We've extended our commitment to do good with the introduction of One for One. This lets us continue to do good in communities both locally and worldwide.

The initiative, One for One, provides one month of clean water for a person in Cambodia for every one week worked by each of our onsite staff.

Click 'learn more' to find out how you can do good.

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