Education and career
Jan studied political science in Nijmegen. He worked as an editor for university magazines in Maastricht and Amsterdam (VU) and for the employers' organisation VNO-NCW. He was public relations officer for the Social and Economic Council (SER) and communication specialist for responsible investment at asset manager APG. A few years ago, he obtained his first grade teaching qualification. At various schools, he taught social studies to pupils in VMBO, HAVO and VWO schools.