Sebastian Dunn, 18, was selected from thousands of candidates who applied for the week-long placement, by LifeSkills created with Barclays, at a number of world famous sport and entertainment institutions.
He said: “It’s been an unforgettable experience so far. On Thursday, February 3, I was sat at my office in work when I received an email from Barclays and Everton saying they liked my application and would like me to come in next week.
“Then, on Monday, I was having a tour of Goodison Park, and the next day at Finch Farm taking a selfie with Roberto Martinez and Tom Cleverly.
“I told Roberto I was a Chester FC fan and asked how he found his time with the club. He smiled and said he had fond memories at Chester.
“I then jokingly asked if he would ever come back to manage Chester, to which he laughed!
“Another stand-out moment so far was when I was walking down a corridor at Finch Farm and coming the other way was no other than £30million-pound man Romelu Lukaku, who smiled and said ‘hi’ as he walked past.”
Sebastian, who is currently working as a business apprentice with Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “I’ve been doing a bit of everything, from working with the media team to helping coach teams and then also interviewing the manager.
“I have to say that Everton have been so welcoming, it really is such a friendly club, which you don’t often get with Premier League teams. It really has been an unbelievable experience for me, whilst also being very eye-opening and inspiring.
“My time working with Everton FC so far has encouraged me to work hard to get to were I want to be in my career, and I have been able to learn more about performance analysis, an area which I would like to work in, and other jobs within football.”
Sebastian, who lives in Christleton and finished his A Levels last summer, is a keen footballer, coach and blogger. He used to play and coach for Vicars Cross Dynamos and in April last year travelled to South Africa to coach under-privileged children in the townships of Cape Town.
Sebastian said: “We also provided football kits, boots and footballs to the children of the schools and hosted tournaments. That trip was with HQ Coaching Centre and I raised money for that by running a half-marathon, bag-packing, organising race-nights and with activities with the Dynamos.”
LifeSkills brings together educators, businesses, young people and parents to equip young people with the key skills needed in the workplace.
In December 2015, the company announced that it was giving young people the chance to apply for a range of work experience placements at 15 Barclays Premier League clubs as well as cutting-edge entertainment organisations and venues including The O2 in London, Shazam and the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham.
Head of LifeSkills Kirstie Mackey said: “LifeSkills is about inspiring young people and giving them the skills they need to take control of their own ambitions, and we’re delighted to offer Sebastian such an opportunity at Everton FC.”
The campaign is backed by award-winning music artist and football fan Tinie Tempah