About Formilink

Bringing together students and employers to meet the needs of their local communities

Whether engaging for a one-off event, short-term project, or longer internship, Formilink facilitates mutually beneficial relationships with the workforce of the future.



Students and graduates are the skilled workforce of tomorrow. As their skills are polished and knowledge grows, work experience is key to unlocking their career path.

Formilink is the Student and Employer network where relationships begin and talent embraces opportunities, to improve communities.

Formilink is different to traditional recruitment channels. In this network, the user is in charge. From the initial search to the delivered work, the interaction is yours. Formilink simply brings you together to achieve your goals.

I'm a Student that wants to find work opportunities

I'm an Employer that wants to engage with student talent


Our Vision
The driving force behind Formilink is a passion for community integration and a firm belief that local people working together can make positive things happen. The network exists to enable the process of making such valuable connections to be fast, simple and cost-effective.

Who are we?
Formilink is a UK owned and managed business committed to improving communities by generating opportunities for students, and facilitating a cost-effective alternative to traditional recruitment channels for employers.

This network is a unique concept; the first of its kind that enables projects to flourish and relationships to grow. Formilink operates across Britain to encourage local engagement.

Formilink was founded by James Dixon, a former Army Commando Officer. Following an injury that saw his military service end, James experienced the positive role of networks - social and professional - in his rehabilitation, and was inspired to apply his military efficiency to improve prospects and communities.


I took a look around my local community and recognised three things; students lacked opportunities for work experience, organisations needed more capacity to progress, and communities could be more positive if these two groups of society could communicate. So I decided to make it happen.

Students that get a head start on their careers are those that work in conjunction with their studies, whether during or outside the academic term. Gaining varied work experience, completing projects and doing voluntary work aids the student's personal development, enabling more informed career decisions whilst increasing the likelihood of securing an appropriate job.

It seemed to me that employers - of all forms including businesses, NGOs, charities, local authorities and individuals - were missing out on the potential on their doorstep. Employment agency costs are constrictive, so I built a simple-to-use online space to nurture these relationships.

James Dixon, Founder & CEO, Formilink




Formilink invests a proportion of its profits into community projects, strengthening and improving society and assisting those that have used the service.

Intergrating Ex-Military

Formilink employs ex-service personnel including from the Wounded, Injured, Sick (WIS) community. Their employment at Formilink aids in their transition to civilian life and improves their own network of connections within their local communities.