25 Mar
Big year of development for DAAP

Big year of development for DAAP

With every year our team grows as the word about our services spreads across the HMAS Stirling. From these opportunities, each of our employees have taken on additional responsibilities and learned new skills. There’s no doubt that 2018 was our biggest year so far!

Here’s more about the work they’ve taken on and the training and experience they’ve gained in the last 12 months.

New jobs

The team began working at the Stirling Medical Centre and assisted Defence staff to maintain digital records and dispose of confidential files. It didn’t take long for the team to grow into the role, and soon other staff took notice.

Through 2018 the team picked up large jobs from across the base and beyond. As our reputation spread other units saw the benefits and requested our help. These include the Submarine Medical Unit, Drug and Alcohol Unit, Stirling Museum, and Submarine Training Authority.

We assist these units by relieving some of their administrative duties, which lets them focus on doing their job well.

In addition to more jobs, we’ve been given extra responsibilities and tasks to complete. These include copying, laminating, and compiling booklets and record management. The team take their work seriously and are trusted to handle confidential records.

Opportunities to grow

Earlier this year the Chaplaincy Centre asked us to help with running their fortnightly BBQ networking event. This was a new challenge for many of the team, but they approached it head-on. Through the experience they’ve all grown in confidence, self-expression, and organisational skills.

Our connections with Defence staff have also resulted in new opportunities for work experience in different units. Team members like Lynn now has the chance to build on her computer literacy skills.

As a team we’re always looking for ways to improve and upskill. After a review in September the team identified areas for improvement in our processes.

To increase efficiency we’ve adopted a buddy system for scanning and shredding. It’s been a big success so far, and shows how well everyone works together. Each one of them have developed their leadership and problem solving skills as well.

After an incredible 2018 we can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for us!

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