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A call for those who are Obsessed with the Outdoors

First Ascent is a business passionate about equipping customers of all kinds with the best in performance tested gear and apparel for outdoor adventures. After all, we've been doing it for more than 30 years.

If you're an avid outdoorsman, or woman, you thrive on stepping outside and challenging your way of thinking - you might be exactly what we're looking for.

How We Think

First Ascent designer looking at different pantone colours for custom cycling jersey

Creating and designing products that allow our customers to embrace the outdoors is what fuels us on the daily. We're a driven, dynamic and obsessively curios bunch of explorers, who thrive on providing our customers with world-class products.

One man bikepacking with First Ascent apparel and gear

Challenges energize us. If there's room for improvement, we'll be the first ones to put up our hand and say 'how can we solve this to benefit our customers'. It's this unwavering passion that sets us apart from the rest. We work hard, so we can play even harder.

A Day In The Office

First Ascent team enoying a coffee after a run

"I walk into the office every day and am surrounded by peers who demand of me to be better, to think better and to do better. It makes waking up for work a breeze, as I know I am surrounded and supported by people who share my values in terms of the outdoors."

- Lauren, First Ascent Designer

"It's a privilege to work with such a committed and loyal bunch of employees. Their energy, enthusiasm and willingness to continuously improve is what sets First Ascent apart from the rest."

- Riaan, First Ascent General Manager

First Ascent cyclists on his way to grab a coffee

Join The Team

Browse below for our latest vacancies and become part of the First Ascent team.

Senior Garment Technologist

What will you do?

Managing the team of pattern makers, graders and marker makers.

What you need to succeed?

Minimum 5+ years’ experience as a Garment Technologist,
Technical knowledge of pattern making, garment construction and costings,
A good understanding of fabric and its suitability to certain products

Sportswear Apparel Designer

What will you do?

Creating designs for performance athletic apparel.

What you need to succeed?

Tertiary qualification in fashion design,
Ability to source fabrics, trims and arranging story/colour boards,
2+ years experience in a design role (beneficial)

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