Dan HeffernanCareers Hub Lead
Dan Heffernan is the Careers Hub Lead for D2N2. Dan joined D2N2 in October 2019 and currently leads on the implementation and development of the D2N2 North Derbyshire Careers Hub. Working with universities, training providers, employers and careers professionals, to ensure that excellent careers information advice and guidance is delivered in all schools across North Derbyshire, and that careers outcomes are improved for all young people. This work is key in ensuring that local people are equipped with the skills sought after by business, and that all young people irrespective of their backgrounds are given the opportunity to be successful adults who positively contribute towards society.
After completing undergraduate studies Dan spent 5 years working in various roles within Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Police, both as a front line officer and within their incident command and control departments. After a short spell managing Corporate Social Responsibility teams in the private sector, in 2014 he moved to look after youth employability programmes in Birmingham taking up both Programme Manager and then Regional Manager positions within two national youth charities.